Betting Preview: Everton vs Burnley – Benitez can keep the Toffee train rolling

When Rafael Benitez joined Everton, the club’s supporters didn’t offer him a warm welcome. Despite this, the Spaniard could now take the Toffees into the top four for the first time since December.

Following a dreadful end to the previous season under Carlo Ancelotti, Everton fans have been left encouraged after the first four games of the Benitez era.

Things could get even better for the Spaniard as he looks to become the club's third manager this century to start his tenure with two league wins at home.

When, where and how to watch

When: Monday, September 13, 8PM BST

Where: Goodison Park

How to watch: Sky Sports

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Best bets

Over 2.5 goals at 11/10

Dominic Calvert-Lewin to score at 23/20

Burnley to score at 4/6

Burnley will arrive at Goodison Park looking for their first win of the season. The Clarets lost their first two games against Brighton and Liverpool before earning a point against Leeds.

This has been a happy hunting ground for Sean Dyche in recent years with Burnley picking up eight points from their last four visits.

However, this next visit could arguably be his hardest.

Sean Dyche Barnsley May21

Benitez has turned Everton's fortunes around with the Toffees winning three of their last four competitive games.

Everton will head into Monday's fixture on the back of an impressive 2-0 win away at Brighton.

What's more, they've got a score to settle following their 2-1 defeat to the Clarets last March.

Considering Everton have scored seven goals from their opening three Premier League games - more than they managed in their last 10 games of the previous season - we're backing the over 2.5 goals bet at around even odds.

Last three meetings

Everton 1-2 Burnley (Premier League - March 13, 2021)

Burnley got off to a lightning start on their last visit to Goodison Park.

Goals from Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil gave the visitors a 2-0 lead inside the first 24 minutes.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin was able to get a goal back on the half-hour mark but the hosts ultimately fell to a defeat.

Burnley 1-1 Everton (Premier League - December 5, 2020)

It was Burnley who again opened the scoring when they hosted the Toffees back in late 2020.

Robbie Brady got the opener inside three minutes as the hosts set their sights on all three points.

Despite the early set back, Calvert-Lewin came to the rescue as his 45th minute strike helped the visitors to a draw.

Everton 1-0 Burnley (Premier League - December 26, 2019)

Everton enjoyed a Christmas miracle in late 2019 when an 80th minute winner helped them to all three points against the Clarets.

Once again it was Calvert-Lewin who bagged the goal which sealed an important win for the Toffees.

Last ten head-to-heads

Everton wins: 4

Draws: 1

Burnley wins: 5

Everton goals: 15

Burnley goals: 11

Calvert-Lewin in pain - but loves a Burnley goal

There's been a lot of talk about goalscorers in this early part of the season from Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku to Bruno Fernandes and even Michail Antonio.

One man who has gone under the radar is Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The Everton forward has already bagged three goals this season - that's despite playing with a toe injury.

Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin (right) celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot with team-mates during the Premier League match at Elland Road, Leeds

The striker picked up the problem in pre-season but according to Benitez, he's been playing through the pain.

While Calvert-Lewin did miss the international break, he is expected to feature against Burnley. That's certainly bad news for the Clarets who have seen the player score three goals against them in three previous encounters.

With those numbers in mind, we're backing the English forward to get among the goals once more.

Burnley's new weapon set to be unleashed

Burnley could hand Maxwel Cornet his Premier League debut following the Ivorian's £12million transfer from Lyon.

The 24-year-old plays as a full-back/winger and is capable of scoring goals - as proved over in Ligue 1.

Maxwel Cornet of Lyon during the French championship Ligue 1 football match between RC Lens and Olympique Lyonnais

Apart from that, don't expect too many changes from the Clarets. Sean Dyche's other new signing, Connor Roberts, is ruled out meaning the Burnley boss will have to rely on his same old assets.

Despite the frustrations that my bring, Dyche has been able to squeeze a lot of juice out of the same old oranges. That is certainly credit to his abilities.

That said, we're not expecting the visitors to roll over. Instead, we're backing the Clarets to get on the scoresheet at 4/6.

Goalscorer bets

Usurpingly, the aforementioned Calvert-Lewin leads the way in the goalscorer markets.

However, one other Everton man who offers good value is new signing Salomon Rondon. The Venezuela international is set to make his first appearance since joining the club on deadline day.

Rondon to score a header is currently well priced at around the 5/1 mark.

Chris Wood Burnley warm-up May21

Chris Wood leads the way in goalscorer market for Burnley at around the price of 23/10.

The striker scored in his last outing for the Clarets and he also bagged the goal which helped Burnley to their last win over Everton.

With that in mind, he's the man to back.

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