class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>After an impressive opening win over Tottenham, Al Hain-Cole is backing a reinforced Toffees side to ease past Bilic's men at Goodison Park
Everton will be hoping to build on their impressive Premier League opening day win at Tottenham when they welcome West Bromwich Albion to Goodison Park on Saturday.
The Toffees ran out 1-0 winners in north London in a dominant performance headlined by new recruits Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez.
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Having won just one of their last seven home matches in the league, they are priced at 8/15 (1.53) with bet365 to start putting that record straight with a victory here.
Slaven Bilic’s fell to an emphatic 3-0 defeat at home to Leicester in their first match since returning to the top flight, but can be backed at 5/1 (6.00) to bounce back by coming out on top on Merseyside.
The last two encounters between this duo have both resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.0) on them cancelling each other out once again.
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Mason Holgate, Fabian Delph, Jean-Phillippe Gbamin and Cenk Tosun are all long-term absentees for the hosts.
Conor Townsend and Kenneth Zohore remain doubts after missing the opener due to injury, with the latter reportedly set for a move away from the Hawthorns.
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While they won under half their home matches last season, Carlo Ancelotti’s men did not lose many either – suffering fewer defeats than Champions League qualifiers Chelsea.
This must be attributed to a lack of cutting edge considering they scored just 13 times in 11 home games since he took over, albeit conceding only 10 at the other end.
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With James’ arrival adding an extra attacking dimension, they should be looking to improve on that record against a Baggies side that was outclassed at home to Leicester and could struggle to nullify the threat of the Colombian.
Everton vs West Brom Tips and Predictions
Indeed, odds of 7/5 (2.40) seem generous on a reinvigorated Everton winning by at least two clear goals against newly-promoted West Brom.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.