Back the Draw +255 With Your Soccer Picks In Norwich vs. Everton Matchup

Martin Williams

Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:27 PM GMT

Norwich City and Everton FC clash on Saturday and we are ready to break down the soccer odds for you. Find out what our top soccer picks are for this matchup!

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Free Soccer Pick: Draw +255
Best Odds Offered By Pinnacle

 

Draw Specialists
Everton are becoming the draw specialists of the Premier League and that is likely to continue against a battling Norwich side this coming weekend. Roberto Martinez’s men have drawn three of their last four Premiership matches, taking their total to seven draws in 15 matches this campaign. Only Tottenham have drawn more times than them. 

It is a mystery that Everton fail to pick up more points under Martinez. The quality is undoubtedly there. They have a solid goalkeeper in Tim Howard, fantastic full-backs such as Seamus Coleman and the outstanding young centre-back in the league, John Stones, next to captain Phil Jagielka. The midfield is peppered with talent, and has good balance, with the defensive skills of James McCarthy and Gareth Barry offset by attacking spark from the likes of Aaron Lennon, Gerard Deulofeu, Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith, with England midfielder Ross Barkley the jewel in the crown. And then up front you have Romelu Lukaku, the £30 million star striker that cannot stop scoring. Yet, they seem to equate to far less than the sum of their parts. They finished a disappointing 11th last season, and their habit of dropping points against lesser teams will probably leave them in a similar position this time around. 

 

Norwich Close to Relegation
Norwich would be delighted to exploit this trend. They are hovering precariously close to the relegation zone and a point against the Toffees would be considered a decent result. They were woeful away at Watford in the last game, but at home Norwich have become a tough nut to crack. They battled to a well-earned draw in their match at Carrow Road against high-flying Arsenal, and before that they beat Swansea 1-0. Everton will find the going tough here, and a draw is a likely result. 

The soccer odds board at Coral shows +225 on the draw, which is a good price considering both teams’ recent form. Neither is particularly high on confidence and they could well cancel each other out. Check out Betfred, where you can get +600 on a 1-1 draw, which seems to be the most likely result. But 2-2 is also an interesting bet, which is +1500 at BetVictor

Norwich’s last four games have all seen fewer than 2.5 goals, so you might be tempted to back that. But you should beware the erratic nature of Everton’s results of late. They drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace in their last game, but before that they drew 3-3 with Bournemouth, beat Aston Villa 4-1, drew 1-1 with West Ham and beat Sunderland 6-2. Given those results you might be more tempted to back the over 3.5 goals, which is +250 at Sky Bet. 

 

Top Picks
When it comes to choosing the first goal scorer for your soccer picks, it is hard to look past Lukaku. The hulking Belgian centre forward has been in electric form this season and is second in the leading goal scorer charts, with 11 in 15 games. He is strong, quick, intelligent, great in the air and a constant menace to defenders, with a keen eye for goal and great movement off the ball. He is very accomplished for a 22-year-old and already has bags of experience. He will surely be attracting the attention of Europe’s top clubs and could possibly command a fee in the £50 million region, but for now, Everton fans will be happy to call him one of their own. The +500 on offer at PaddyPower to score first in this game is a great price. 

Sadly for Evertonians, the team just doesn’t ever look like keeping a clean sheet, despite the fabulous defenders at their disposal. That makes the -150 on offer at Betfred for both teams to score look very attractive indeed.