Premier League Picks & Tips for Fulham vs. Everton

Nila Amerova

Thursday, March 27, 2014 6:21 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 6:21 PM UTC

Two teams enjoying contrasting Premier League fortunes feature on the menu when Fulham and Everton collide in week 32 Premier League betting at the weekend. Find out what soccer odds have gone to press and where the value soccer picks are.

Where’s the EXIT?
Fulham are headed to the Premier League Exit door with creditworthy earnestness that has awarded them fancied -400 futures betting odds to be relegated by season end across sportsbooks. On the flipside of the coin, tackling the same outcome in the direct opposite soccer betting market, aptly named ‘Not to be Relegated,’ Fulham are listed as the long shots at +275 futures odds. Clearly, whichever way you slice it, Fulham are faced with their last few weeks in England’s top flight.

Given the dark clouds hanging over Fulham’s plight, it should come as no surprise that they are listed as the significant underdogs at +375 to win outright at the weekend at the expense of Everton, a side enjoying decidedly better fortunes.

Fulham have mustered up a 7-3-21 record through 31 laps and 24 points. Recent form reveals a 1-1-3 mark in their last five matches overall, a 2-0-4 mark in their last six home fixtures and a 0-2-4 mark in their last six away fixtures. All of which translate to 17th in the Premier League Form Guide table.

Perhaps the most significant stat is their goal against tally to date which stands at 70 goals conceded, 12 more than Cardiff City (19th in the league table) and 24 more than Sunderland (17th in the league table). They can thank Man City for handsomely topping up that stat with five goals on their last league outing.

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Everton vying for Top Finish
Everton are in the race for not only a Top 6 Finish (a bet listed at -700 at Bet365) but also they are in play for a Top 4 Finish (matched at +350 at Bet365) and with just eight games left (they have a game in hand), and some stiff opposition ahead on the schedule, they must capitalise on the few obvious winnable opportunities that are presented – such as this one with Fulham is.  

In fact, Everton have already capitalised on similar such opportunities in recent weeks having beaten West Ham United, Cardiff City and Swansea City at Goodison Park – wins that have extended their home form this season to 11-3-1. That’s why confidence is high as they prepare to descend on Fulham at Craven Cottage as the firm -138 favourites to win outright (or thereabouts depending on your sportsbook of choice).

Everton are currently sat in fifth place in the table on the back of a 16-9-5 record and 57 points. Just a point separates them from sixth placed Tottenham. And they are six points behind Arsenal. Recent form is very auspicious with three wins on the trot, including an impressive 3-0 win over Newcastle United at St. James Park in midweek soccer betting.

Away form isn’t as good as their home form this season and in recent weeks it’s suffered a bit of a dip with four defeats on the trot before the midweek win over the Magpies. But given that all four losses came to the Premier League’s Top Set, concessions can be made. What’s more, it should have no bearing on this matchup, which is as lopsided as it can get in soccer betting.

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Soccer Betting Verdict
Fulham are down and virtually out of Premier League. They really have nothing to play for, save for pride – all the good it would do. Frankly, they would be better off to just dust of their golf clubs and look ahead to the summer break than fancy their chances against an Everton side that has lofty ambitions and everything to play for yet. Unquestionably therefore the smart soccer pick is an Everton win at -138 soccer odds. What’s more, given how porous Fulham’s defence is, half-heartedly challenging attacks on their net, we’d also recommend the Over 2.5 at -125 as a bonus free pick.

Soccer Free Picks: Everton to win outright at -138; Over 2.5 at -125

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