Betting: Boro have been sweet so far but Toffees should chew them up

Ben Cleminson
Romelu Lukaku ended his Everton goal drought with a hat-trick against Sunderland on Monday (Source: Getty)

Everton have enjoyed an impressive opening to the season.

They’re one of only four unbeaten teams in the league, sit just two points off the top of the table, and also smashed Yeovil in the cup.

Tomorrow teatime they face Middlesbrough, who should be similarly pleased with their encouraging start.

Draws against Stoke and West Brom, alongside a Tees-Wear derby victory against Sunderland, have put them firmly in the middle-order.

Promoted teams should always aim to take points off those around them and Aitor Karanka’s outfit have certainly been doing that.

However, I think an in-form Everton side will be too much for them tomorrow.

Boro haven’t won at Goodison Park in the league since 2000, and I doubt that’ll change.

Everton’s supremacy is set at 0.95 with Sporting Index which I’ll buy.

The 7/10 that Betway offer wouldn’t be a bad addition to a weekend acca, either.

To add to the Toffees’ positive news, Romelu Lukaku has finally found the net, after going without a league goal since March 5.

His 11-minute hat-trick against Sunderland last time out followed a brace for Belgium in their World Cup qualifier against Cyprus six days earlier.

The star striker is the epitome of a confidence player, and currently he’s brimming. Everton’s 6-2 victory over Sunderland last November prompted a scoring run of 12 goals in as many games in all competitions.

I've a feeling that his goals against the Black Cats this time could see a similar streak, and will be taking the 4/1 Betway are offering on Lukaku netting first.


Lukaku first goalscorer - 4/1 (Betway)

Buy Everton supremacy - 0.95 (Sporting Index)

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