Sunderland v Everton
Monday 8pm BST
Toffees to build on their great start to the season with a win at 2.15 with Bet365.
Sunderland are still looking for their first win under David Moyes, will it come against his old club? Everton have been workmanlike in gathering 7 points from their 3 games. Their is plenty of upside to their play so far and it will be interesting to see if Koeman can get the best out of their undoubtedly talented squad.
Games between these teams are a real mixed bag with both teams winning 4 of the last 9. Given their solid start to the season Everton will fancy themselves to take something from this contest.
Sunderland don’t seem to have a problem scoring against the Toffees, scoring in 8 of the 10 matches in our sample. How much of this can be put down to the goalkeeper (Howard) or the Manager (Martinez) is the unanswerable question but given that both have now departed we might see a tighter game played along the proven David Moyes route of defend grimly until halftime then try to find a goal in the 2nd half. 4 of 10 matches between the sides have been goalless at half time.
Sunderland have the wood on Everton as First Team to Score in this fixture, scoring first in 7 of the last 10 encounters. Only 1 goal has been scored before the 20th minute in those 10 games with both sides generally keen to avoid defeat at all costs.