As the Euro Soccer continues with the English Premier League (EPL) 2015-16 Season underway, on Saturday the 16th of January 2016 we have an interesting match-up between Chelsea FC Blues (14th in EPL) playing at the Everton FC Toffees. (11th in EPL) with the game being played at Stamford Bridge Stadium in Fulham, London with the kick-off scheduled for 10 AM ET and seen on NBC TV.
The Everton Toffees accumulated their 4 straight matches without a loss as the tied with Manchester City this past Wednesday, and seek to continue with the streak on Saturday when the face the Chelsea Blues. The fans are anxious to see who will be victorious in this match-up, that the actions should be exciting.
If you’re a fan of the Chelsea Blues and Bet on Soccer at SBGGlobal.com then you surely are aware that your team missed a good chance to step up in the EPL ranks, but tied 2-2 with a strong West Brom team, thus the defending champs dropped 2 points and now are some 19 points behind the EPL leaders in Arsenal and Leicester at present.
Now the Blues seek to make comeback in the rankings by winning this game against the Toffees on Saturday. Lately at home the Blues have played very well against the Toffees winning the ultimate 4 games against Everton while outscoring them 7-1 in those 4 games. If the Blues care to continuing winning against the Toffees, they need a stepped up performance from their star D. Costa whom actually was held scoreless in their last game against West Brom, and that was the 1st time in their ultimate 3 games that Costa did not score a goal. But give him credit for his attempts as had 53 touches and 21 duels in that West Brom Game. No Costa will be seeking to score against the Toffees since their defense to date has given up 29 goals.
Not only do they need Costa to step up his game, but they need their defense end to improve as counting the 2-2 tie with West Brom they have now given up 2 or more goals in their 12 games, and defensively have given up 31 goals this season.
For the fans of the Everton Toffees your team played to a 0-0 tie against Manchester City this past Wednesday, as T. Howard was the star in the game making several saves on S. Aguero and Y. Toure. In such, that he stopped each of the 2 players from scoring on 2 occasions.
It was quite an accomplishment to shutout Manchester City, considering the City has been scoring often this season, and to date have scored some 39 goals of which 29 wins were at the Etihad Stadium. Thus the defensive performance by the Toffees was outstanding in that game and should fare well against the Blues.
The Everton Toffees like their odds in this game since they have performed well in their road games to date. In the EPL this season they have only lost 1 of their 10 games this season. That can be attributed again to their strong defensive efforts, having only given up 9 goals on their road games to date.
Additionally they are confident in this game since they have already beaten the Blue 1 time this season 3-1 in that 1st game as their striker S. Naismith scored a hat trick in that game.
The sportsbook prediction for this game between the Blues and the Toffees is that they play to an exciting 2-2 tie in this Saturday morning game.