Everton vs Rotherham
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-Off at 12.00 UK
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.
One of the early games this Saturday in English FA Cup is taking place at Goodison Park where Everton FC welcomes Rotherham United. Hosts had a great start to this season in English Premier League, but started showing signs of inconsistency lately.
The Toffees were defeated in the last two appearances at this venue, first getting eliminated from League Cup by Man Utd, followed with a divisional loss to West Ham.
Ambitions for this competitions are quite high, so anything but a comfortable win would be marked as a massive failure. The Millers don’t have much to lose at Goodison really. Their main goal for the season is to avoid express comeback to League One. Start to the Championship campaign hasn’t been ideal. As expected, hosts are labelled as big favorites for the win at 1.36 odds.
Everton vs Rotherham Head-to-head
- There was only one head to head clash between these opponents in the past.
- It happened in season 2018/19 at this same venue in League Cup.
- Everton have defeated Rotherham 3-1 FT thanks to the goals scored by Calvert-Lewin (x2) and Sigurdsson.
Everton vs Rotherham Prediction
Even though the current placing (7th place) is not bad at all, Everton have spent big majority of time this season sitting in top four spots.
Carlo Ancelotti surely found the way to make this squad work together, managing to beat Chelsea, Leicester City and Arsenal consecutively in mid to late December 2020.
James Rodriguez has finally started playing on high level again after very long time. Also, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is having the best season of his career, bagging 11 goals in 16 EPL appearances.
If you are after some action in the goalscorers market, he should definitely be your option number one. Don’t be shocked if Ancelotti decides to rest him for Tuesday’s clash against Wolves though.
Rotherham United are having a rough time in tier two division, collecting only 16 points from 20 games and sitting inside the relegation zone. The current form is also looking really poor, suffering four losses in last five appearances.
We don’t give them any chance to avoid loss in Liverpool. Home win to nil’ is the primary tip here.
Everton vs Rotherham Bet Tips
Everton to win to nil’ @ 2.25
Calvert-Lewin to score at anytime @ 1.90.