Paddy’s Preview: Everton vs Norwich

The Toffees will look to their unbeaten home form to see off visitors Norwich at Goodison Park on Saturday.

David Moyes’ was able to field 11 internationals for the first time in the club’s history last weekend and are 4/9 to beat the Canaries who are trading at 13/2 with the draw priced up at 10/3 in Paddy Power’s online betting.

Everton haven’t been beaten at home in the Barclay’s Premier League since Arsenal won 1-0 in March and are unbeaten against Saturday’s visitors in their last eight encounters at home, winning five and drawing three.

Both games last season ended in draws with recent England debutant Leon Osman equalising for Everton at home eight minutes from time after Grant Holt gave the visitors a first-half lead last December.

The game at Carrow Road ended 2-2 with Nikica Jelavic’s double- strike cancelled out by Jonathan Howson and Holt.

Jelavic is likely to bear the brunt of the scoring responsibilities again as Marouane Fellaini – the club’s top scorer in the Premier League – serves a one-match ban after picking up his fifth yellow card against Reading last week.

The Croatian is 7/2 to score the game’s first goal and 12/5 to score the first goal for his team to add to his five league goals this season.

Osman is 15/2 to score first for his side on Saturday against a Norwich side who have only conceded two goals in their last six games.

Manager David Moyes will be buoyed by the news that Darron Gibson came through an Everton U-21 game last week and could return after missing the last eight games with a thigh strain.

Everton defender Sylvain Distin for one thinks that Gibson’s absence has been felt.

“I think we’ve missed him,” Distin said. “He’s really important in our squad and we don’t have a big squad, so obviously if we can get a player back that will be beneficial.”

The Toffees will also have to figure without Phil Neville, Kevin Mirallas, Victor Anichebe and Tony Hibert who are all injured.

Ross Barkley has been recalled from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday where he scored four goals in 12 appearances for the Owls.

Steven Naismith, who nabbed his second Premier League goal of the season against Reading last weekend, is 6/1 with Paddy Power to add to his earlier strike against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

Norwich are playing their sixth game on the road this season and are yet to win, drawing three and losing to Chelsea 4-1 and Newcastle 1-0 while the Canaries have won just one of their last 12 Premier League away games, losing seven in that time.

Everton haven’t failed to score at home this season and are 11/4 to win and there be one or two total goals in the match while Jelavic to get the game’s opening goal and Everton to win 1-0 is 18/1 in Paddy Power’s scorecast betting.

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