Paddy’s Preview: Swansea vs Everton

Everton face Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in the early game on Saturday live at 12.45 on Sky Sports 2.

The Toffees will want to get back to 11 v 11 for this game after the referee and linesmen made a cameo appearance for Newcastle in the 2-2 draw on Monday night at Goodison denying the Toffees two legitimate goals and all three points.

Manager David Moyes’ wasn’t slow to hide his ‘disappointment’ at the officials afterwards and the Toffees are 9/5 in Paddy Power’s online betting to take all three points at Swansea with the home side trading at 23/10 and the draw chalked up at 9/4.

The visitors have a decent record against Swansea and are unbeaten in 15 starts in all competitions winning 11 and drawing four although last season’s games was the first time the clubs had met in 28 seasons.

Everton won 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium last March where Monday night’s opening goalscorer Leighton Baines got the Toffees off the in the 59th minute before Nikica Jelavic made the points safe on 76 minutes.

A repeat of that 2-0 scoreline on Saturday is trading at 10/1 while Leighton Baines to open the scoring and Everton to win 2-0 with the England defender to score at anytime is 15/2 in Paddy Power’s Wincast betting.

Moyes was impressed with new signing Kevin Mirallis up front on his first Premier League start who made a few chances for himself with his direct style of play.

The Belgian international is 7/2 in the first to score for their team market with Paddy Power.

Nigeria’s Victor Anichebe replaced the injured Jelavic on Monday night scored one and had one disallowed, and trades at 17/2 to score first for Everton if gets the nod on Saturday.

The Nigerian has now scored in six of his 11 appearances as a sub in the Premier League and could be worth a look at 17/2 in the last goalscorer market if sprung from the bench again.

For the teams to be drawing 0-0 at half-time and Everton to win 2-0 is 30/1 in the Half Time – Full Time correct score market while Everton to win to nil is 16/5 in Paddy Power’s online betting.

The Toffees are unbeaten in 15 starts against the Swans in all competitions with 11 wins and four draws but the sides only renewed acquaintance last season after a gap of 28 years when Swansea won promotion to the Premier League under Brendan Rodgers.

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