Everton vs Rotherham United
England – League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.
Rotherham United picked up a huge 1-0 victory over Millwall to escape the red zone and move up to the 15th place in the Championship ladder. The Millers, who managed the immediate return to the second tier of the English football, will thus travel to Goodison to take on the top flight Everton in the second round of the League Cup in higher spirits.
The hosts obviously head into the affair as massive favourites due to the obvious gulf in quality, but they’ll enter the game in a poor atmosphere after allowing AFC Bournemouth to fight their way to a 2-2 draw in Saturday’s EPL clash at Vitality Stadium. Theo Walcott and Michael Keane pushed the Toffees two goals up against the Cherries, but Marco Silva’s men conceded two quick goals within four minutes as the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
Everton vs Rotherham United: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Everton vs Rotherham United: Prediction
In spite of the victory over Millwall, the Millers remain massive underdogs ahead of the trip to Liverpool. They conceded as many as seven goals in two convincing defeats on travels so far in the season (5-1 against Brentford and 2-0 against Leeds United).
Everton have some true predators in the final third and whoever gets the chance to start the match will certainly find space past the struggling defense of a weaker opposition on the evening. The only question is the margin of Everton’s win. We believe it will be higher than one goal and you can have the Toffees to win by two or more goals at 1.73 odds.
Omar Niasse will likely lead the line and he is well worth backing to score anytime at the 2.20 odds. You can also have Everton to have the led at the half time and win the match at the end at 1.61 odds, while the hosts are 2.00 to score three or more goals in the match.
Everton vs Rotherham United: Bet Tips
Everton -1.5 handicap @ 1.73
Omar Niasse to score anytime @ 2.20.