Everton – Burnley | 13/09/2021 Premier League

Everton’s well-oiled machine will seek a third Premier League win in four matches when they welcome Burnley to Goodison Park for Monday’s top-flight battle. Rafael Benitez’s side prevailed 2-0 against Brighton & Hove Albion before the international break, while the Clarets claimed their first point of the season against Leeds United in a 1-1 draw.

Despite overseeing a quiet summer of low expenditure, Everton boss Rafael Benítez has enjoyed a strong start to this Premier League (PL) campaign (W2, D1). The opportunity is there for him to become the third Everton manager this century to win both of his opening two PL home games in charge, and if he succeeds, Everton will avenge March’s dismal 2-1 home defeat to Burnley – their second H2H home loss in four seasons.

Everton have seen both of their PL wins this season come by a margin of two goals, meaning they’ve already reached half the number of handicap-beating league victories they managed throughout the whole of 2020/21. Yet, their last PL home win to see a margin of 2+ goals and a clean sheet still dates back to October 2019.

After dropping two points against Leeds just before the international break, Burnley are already under pressure, as they aim to win successive away H2Hs in the same calendar year for the first time since 1892. If they fail, the ‘Clarets’ will return under three points from their opening four league games, just as they did in their most recent relegation season (2014/15).

Burnley also ended 2020/21 as one of just six teams to lose more than 50% of their PL away games entered as outsiders. Combined, those six teams also recovered a total of just six points from a possible 156 in away league games in which they trailed at HT, with Burnley losing on all seven applicable road trips.

 

Date: 13/09/2021
Time: 22:00
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool)
Pick for this match:
“1” – @ 1.76( BETWINNER )

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