Everton vs Hajduk Split
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Play-off
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Goodison Park.
The Toffees went past Slovakian Ruzomberok with two easy 1-0 victories to set up the playoffs meeting with Hajduk Split.
We don’t even have to mention how huge the gulf in quality between the two sides is and how big of favourites Everton are both on the night and over two legs.
Ronald Koeman may have lost Romelu Lukaku in the final third, but his replacement, Wayne Rooney, is off to the best possible start as was the one who made the difference in the opening fixture of Premier League last Saturday against Stoke City at Goodison Park.
It was the third win with the same 1-0 scoreline in last four matches for the Toffees who are 11/2 to celebrate yet another victory with the same correct score this Thursday.
Hajduk have done a massive job by eliminating both Levski Sofia and Brondby on their way to the playoffs round.
The Spanish manager Joan Carillo is well aware of the toughness of the task ahead of him, but he will be looking to build on the impressive defensive displays his team showed in the third round when they kept clean sheets in both outings with attacking-minded Brondby side.
Everton vs Hajduk Split: Head to head
Hajduk Split will have the chance to enjoy the occasion of playing Everton for the first time this Thursday at Goodison.
Everton vs Hajduk Split: Prediction
The hosts are massive favourites, but we would not be surprised to see a slower display from Everton and only a narrow 1-0 victory as it seems that they are still searching their top shape up front.
In all, we just don’t see Hajduk on the scoresheet at all and you can get the 4/6 odds on Everton to keep a clean sheet which has to be our top betting option here.
Everton vs Hajduk Split: Bet Tips
The number one call will be Everton to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 4/6 @ Betfair.
Braver tipsters can try with Everton to win 1-0 at 11/2 @ Bet Victor.