Everton vs. Chelsea Soccer Picks: Blues to Win EPL Fixture Against Struggling Toffees

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:06 PM GMT

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 12:06 PM GMT

The Blues are back at Stamford Bridge tomorrow for a hugely important matchup with Everton, who have been struggling in Premier League play this season. Come see our favorite sports picks for Wednesday's match.

Odds Overview
There's no ifs, and or buts about Wednesday's match between Chelsea and Everton, with regards to who the soccer betting odds-on favorite is. The Blues are sitting comfortably in the driver's seat on the soccer odds board, listed in the -275 to -300 range to get the outright win and three points that come along with it.

If you want to take a chance on Everton away from home, they're priced as high as +950, and a draw also is a longshot at roughly +450 at most sportsbooks.

 

Chelsea
Though far from dominant recently, the Blues are still in a favorable position, as they remain seven points clear of the nearest competitors in the Premier League. They've taken advantage of some stumbles by their closest rivals and have managed to win the matches they should win, especially at home at Stamford Bridge.

Most recently, Chelsea topped Aston Villa 2-1 away from home, with Eden Hazard scoring first and then Branislav Ivanovic netting the winner in the second half. Things weren't looking so promising for the Blues, but they buckled down and kept working, getting a positive outcome in the end because of it.

Diego Costa, unfortunately, will be serving the final game of his three-match suspension Wednesday, so Chelsea will have to try and fill in the gaps without the league's leading scorers. That's not going to be an easy task, but at least the Blues will get Cesc Fabregas back in the fold. It's really an embarassment of riches for Jose Mourinho in London.

 

Everton
You may be surprised to know the Toffees are all the way down in 12th place in the Premier League standings. That's a far cry from the team we've seen challenge for the top seven in recent years. Roberto Martinez's team has been struggling in the league and that's been clear to see.

With a -3 goal differential and only 27 points out of 24 EPL fixtures, Everton needs a statement victory to get their campaign going. Stranger things have happened, but these Toffees are misfiring right now, so it seems unlikely that they'll be able to head back north to Merseyside with a win under their belts. Chelsea's home form has just been so strong that it's hard to fade them at any juncture.

We last saw Everton in action in the derby against Liverpool, with the final score ending at a 0-0 deadlock. There were numerous chances throughout the match, but in the end no one was able to get one in the back of the net. Both teams will be relatively satisfied with getting a point out of that fixture.

 

Premier League Pick
Though the Toffees are going to put up a fight and figure not to go down easily, the odds are really stacked against them in this spot.

Chelsea has still yet to lose at home, having won 10 matches with one draw in 11 matches, while posting a stunning 25-4 goals for-goals against mark. As you can see, it's been near impossible for anyone to get a positive result at Stamford Bridge, although we've seen that it is indeed possible.

While Everton is one of the few sides out there that has the talent to give Chelsea some trouble, we still don't anticipate that actually coming to fruition. The Blues know they need to keep going with their winning ways in order to hold off the competition atop the Premier League table, which is why we're taking Chelsea as our soccer pick.

Soccer Pick: Chelsea 2 Everton 0

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