Everton beat Arsenal on Saturday to give new boss Sean Dyche the perfect start to his career in the Goodison Park dugout. That result means that the Toffees have moved to odds-against for the drop as Betfred now have the club at 6/5 to be relegated from the Premier League this season.
Everton Relegation Odds: Toffees out to 6/5 to get relegated after Arsenal win
A lack of transfer activity in the January transfer window had caused plenty of consternation among the Everton supporters. Pundits questioned whether the inability to utilise the funds from the sale of Anthony Gordon would be the death knell to their chances of beating the drop. Yet for anyone watching the way the players fought and battled for one another in the 1-0 home win against the Gunners will have come away believing that once more, they could find a way to beat the drop.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin missed the start of the campaign with a knee injury and the England man has only managed to find the net once this season but he looked likely all afternoon. If Dyche can get the 25 year-old fully fit and playing at the top of his game, then Everton will have the striker they need to fire in the goals they need in the run-in.
Amadou Onana looked like a man possessed as the no nonsense midfielder put in a display for the ages. We have seen glimpses throughout the season that he might be a real talent but the Belgian international has failed to put together performances at that level consistently under previous boss Frank Lampard. If Everton that version for the rest of the campaign then I genuinely think they can beat the drop.
Results did not go Everton’s way in the main over the weekend as Wolves beat Liverpool, Nottingham Forest beat Leeds, Leicester went to Aston Villa and got a huge three points in a very good display and West Ham even got a point at Champions League chasing Newcastle. Bournemouth and Southampton both lost as the pressure continues to mount on the south coast clubs.
Under Frank Lampard it felt as though the only way Everton could survive was if three other sides really hit a bad run. With Sean Dyche in charge and having the experience and nous that we know he possesses, the Toffees have every chance to play their way out of trouble without relying on other teams inadequacies. It was just one weekend but suddenly the team showed some fight.
Betfred still have Everton going down if you look at the odds but now they are at odds-against, if you think they are Fool’s Gold, now if the time to bet on them.
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