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Everton falling behind in race for Top Six Finish in Premier League

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Following a recent drop in form, Everton are falling behind in the race for a European berth and you can keep bang up-to-date on the latest Everton results and scores by checking out our Fixtures & Results page.

 

Update: 14.04.21

 

Hopes fading fast

Everton will still be harbouring ambitions of finishing in the top six in the Premier League this season, however despite the fact that they sit just four points behind sixth-placed Liverpool and enjoy at least one game-in-hand over every side above them in the league table, it appears as though their hopes of clinching a European berth are fading fast.

 

Poor run of form

Carlo Ancelotti’s men managed to string together a three-match winning run in late February and early March, however this excellent form is now a thing of the past and they head into their next match on the back of a poor run during which they have lost three and drawn two across competitions.

 

Time running out

This leaves the Toffees sitting in eighth position in the Premier League table and while they still have eight games left to play before time runs out, the bookies are firmly of the opinion that a top-six berth con’t be forthcoming.

 

Drifting in the market

Everton are now a general 8/1 punt for a top-six finish this term, way behind the likes of Liverpool (1/12), Leicester City (1/10), Chelsea (1/9), West Ham United (1/4) and even Tottenham Hotspur (13/8), the latter currently just a single point ahead of the Toffees having played one game more.

 


 

Update: 26.03.21

 

Downward spiral

The chances of Everton finishing the season in the top six appear to be fading extremely fast, the Toffees now far behind in the race for a Europa League berth. Carlo Ancelotti looked to have been working his magic at Goodison Park earlier in the campaign and things were starting to look rosy for the Blue half of Merseyside, however it has turned sour in recent weeks and Everton are in danger of moving in a downward spiral.

 

Losing run

Having won three Premier League games in a row, the Toffees lost against Chelsea (2-0) and more disappointingly at home to Burnley (1-2) in their last league outing. This was followed by an exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Manchester City (0-2) last weekend and as such, spirits are certain to be pretty low at Goodison Park right now.

 

City rivals

The bookmakers are now less than optimistic about Everton’s chances of lifting themselves into the top six by the close of the campaign, most firms now going 7/2 that they achieve this aim. The Toffees sit level on points with Liverpool and Ancelotti’s men enjoy a game-in-hand over their city rivals, however the bookies feel that Jurgen Klopp’s side are far more likely to climb into the top six with most firms going odds-on at 1/4 that this proves to be the case.

 

Everton Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

7/2  –  Top Six Finish in Premier League

20/1 –  Top Four Finish in Premier League

 


Update: 10.03.21

 

Top-six bid dealt a blow

Everton’s bid to finish in the top-six in the Premier League was dealt a blow on Monday evening when they were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Prior to this the Toffees had won three on the bounce and many were tipping them for a top six finish and a place in next season’s Europa League, however the bookies have lengthened the odds on Carlo Ancelotti’s men actually achieving this from 6/5 to as much as 7/4.

 

Tough assignments

Everton’s standout result in recent weeks was the 2-0 victory over near-neighbours Liverpool at Anfield, however Jurgen Klopp’s men have been abysmal on home soil in recent weeks and this result was more a reflection of the Reds’ failings than anything else. Everton’s two subsequent wins came against a Southampton side which had hit a dismal spell of form and a West Bromwich Albion outfit which are staring relegation to the Championship squarely in the face. On the back of this, defeat to Chelsea wasn’t a massive shock and the Clarets will face two more tough assignments before the end of the month when they entertain Burnley and Manchester City at Goodison Park.

 

Absentees

In fairness, the Toffees were without the services of injured James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucoure at Stamford Bridge and they will be without the latter for the weekend clash with Burnley. Indeed the key midfielder has been ruled out for two weeks at least and the likelihood is that he will play no part in the FA Cup meeting with Man City later this month. Ancelotti’s men are a general 11/2 shot to grab themselves a place in the top-four in the Premier League at the end of the season while they are out at 14/1 to win the FA Cup this term.

 

Everton Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

7/4  –  Top Six Finish in Premier League

11/2 –  Top Four Finish in Premier League

14/1 –  To Win the FA Cup

 

05.03.21

 

Within reach

Everton edged past West Bromwich Albion to the tune of 1-0 at the Hawthorns last night and on the back of this they lifted themselves up to fifth position in the Premier League table. The Toffees have improved immeasurably under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti and with just a single point separating them from the top four in the league table, they are within reach of a Champions League berth, something which would have seemed inconceivable before the arrival of the Italian in December 2019.

 

Back into their stride

The Toffees have now won three games on the bounce with no goals conceded during this time, their standout result being a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield last month. Indeed prior to this run, Ancelotti’s men has struggled for inconsistency for much of the season although the indications are that they have got back into their stride.

 

Tough tests

Some tricky assignments await Everton, the trip to Chelsea on Monday evening certain to test the Merseysiders to the full and they also face a tough test later this month when they lock horns with Premier League leaders Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Goodison Park.

 

Silverware

The bookmakers have reacted to Everton’s excellent run by slashing the odds on them finishing in the top-six in the Premier League this season, most firms now going 6/5 that they grab themselves a Europa League berth. Indeed Ancelotti’s men are just 4/1 to claim a top-four finish this season and thus clinch a place in next season’s Champions League while they are a general 14/1 to win some silverware in the form of the FA Cup.

 

Everton Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

6/5  –  Top Six Finish in Premier League

4/1  –  Top Four Finish in Premier League

14/1 –  To Win the FA Cup