Everton will be looking to avoid another famous FA Cup upset when they travel to Cheltenham in Monday night's live televised third round clash. The Toffees head to Whaddon Road as an illustrious top-flight club but they have been on the wrong end of their fair share of giant killings in the past and League Two outfit Cheltenham will be right up for this one.
It is Everton who start 4/11 odds on favourites to win the match with Bet 365, while Cheltenham are 9/1 to cause a shock. The draw is currently 17/4 and Everton manager David Moyes will be keen to get the job done quickly after seeing his side lose several matches against lower league opposition over the years.
The Toffees lost 2-1 to Shrewsbury at this stage of the FA Cup 10 years ago, as well as to Oldham five years ago and they have lost to Leeds in the Capital One Cup this season too. They will be wary of those past results and they might make heavy weather of it against a Cheltenham side who are enjoying a fine run in League Two.
Mark Yates has guided his team to fourth in the league table as a small squad bid for promotion. They have won eight and only lost two of 12 of their league matches at Whaddon Road this season, scoring in each of the last 10 there. They have only failed to score once at home all season in fact and both teams to score looks a decent bet at evens on Monday.
Both teams have scored in each of Everton's last 17 matches and Cheltenham boast enough of a goal threat to create a few nervous moments for the top-flight side. The pace of Jermaine McGlashan could prove important and he is a juicy 18/1 to be first goalscorer after scoring his third goal of the season in the recent 4-0 win over Wycombe.
It is Everton players who dominate the first goalscorer market though and Victor Anichebe could be worth a look at a best price 13/2 with B365. David Moyes could be tempted to rest some of his regular starters which could open the door for Anichebe, who scored the winner in Everton's 2-1 victory at Newcastle in mid-week.Â Anichebe had only been on the pitch 90 seconds before scoring at St James' Park and he now has five goals in 11 appearances this season.
He ensured that Everton have now only lost two of 11 matches away from home all season as they sit comfortably in fifth place in the Premier League. They should have enough about them to cope with the physical threat of a lower league team on Monday and the method of first goal to be a header could be worth a look at 4/1, while the correct score of 3-1 to Everton can be backed at 10/1.
Cheltenham v Everton Form
Check the season's statistics for both Cheltenham and Everton, plus the odds ahead of Monday's match.
Cheltenham v Everton Tips
Tip #1: Both teams to score @ evens with Bet365.
Tip #2: Method of first goal to be a header @ 4/1 with Bet365.
Tip #3: Everton to win 3-1 @ 10/1 with Bet365.
Correct Score Odds
20/1 Cheltenham 1-0
40/1 Cheltenham 2-0
22/1 Cheltenham 2-1
14/1 Draw 0-0
17/2 Draw 1-1
20/1 Draw 2-2
6/1 Everton 1-0
11/2 Everton 2-0
15/2 Everton 2-1
First Goalscorer Odds
15/4 Nikica Jelavic
5/1 Marouane Fellaini
5/1 Apostolos Vellios
13/2 Steven Naismith
13/2 Victor Anichebe
8/1 Magaye Gueye
8/1 Steven Pienaar
9/1 Leon Osman
9/1 Leighton Baines
11/1 Thomas Hitzlsperger
12/1 Chris Zebroski
12/1 Shaun Harrad
Odds supplied by Bet365.com, who provide live betting in-running for all FA Cup matches.
|Hertha Berlin v Hoffenheim Odds Match betting is tight for live Bundesliga clash|
Hoffenheim Have Conceded 18 Goals In 7 Games
|Back both teams to score in Liverpool v Arsenal match at Anfield|
Get A Free In Play Bet When You Place A Pre Match Bet
|Draw tipped for Sundays North East derby between Newcastle and Sunderland|
Sunderland Have Drawn 10 Of 16 League Games
|Final Bundesliga treble of 2014 features wins for Leverkusen Schalke and Wolfsburg|
Wolfsburg Tipped To Win Saturday Evening's Live Game
|Eibar v Valencia Odds Paco Alcacer tipped to score for visitors|
Los Che Favourites
|Nottingham Forest v Leeds Odds Back both teams to score at the City Ground|
Forest Favourites For Three Points On Home Soil
|Roma v AC Milan Odds Expect The Giallorossi to Continue Fine Home Form|
Goals On The Cards At The Stadio Olimpico
|Derby v Norwich Odds Rams can return to the summit with a win|
Back Martin To Net Anytime
|Lens v Nice Betting Back the draw in Ligue 1 clash on Friday|
Both Sides Are Struggling For Form In French Top Flight
|Man City v Crystal Palace Odds Citizens bid to make it six league wins on the bounce|
Palace Have Won One Of Their Last Ten Outings
|Mansfield V Liverpool Odds Shelvey The Man To Follow In FA Cup|
David v Goliath Clash On The Cards At The One Call Stadium
|Swansea V Arsenal Betting Tempting Odds For A Score Draw At The Liberty|
Premiership sides meet in third round of FA Cup
|West Ham V Man Utd Odds Reds Favourites For Third Round Tie|
All Premiership clash on Saturday evening
|Walsall V Portsmouth Odds Saddlers Look To Pile More Misery On Pompey|
Visitors without a win since early October
|Brighton V Newcastle Betting Match Odds Predict A Tight FA Cup Encounter|
Brighton hope for repeat of last year’s 4th round win
|Back Man City Chelsea And Swindon In This Weekends Bankers Bet|
3 Teams In Fine Form
|Both Teams To Score Accumulator Stars Barnsley V Leyton Orient|
Goals Expected At Bradford And Accrington
|Noel Novices Chase Odds Josses Hill Is A Marginal Favourite On His Chase Debut|
Ptit Zig Bids To Make It Three From Three Over Fences
|Kennel Gate Novices Hurdle Odds Emerging Talent Can Win Supreme Novices Trial|
Willie Mullins Sends Killultagh Vic To Ascot On Friday
|Tennessee At Jacksonville Odds Jaguars Start Favourites In Florida|
Jags Have Been Underdogs For Their Previous 42 Games
Betfred are amazingly offering double odds on your first bet with them, up to a stake unit of £10. In addition to this you can also claim a £25 free bet.
Open Account - Free £25 Bet With Betfred
Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a free bet of up to £100 when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.
Bet £5 or more and Ladbrokes will match this with a free bet to the same stake unit.
Open Account - £100 Free Bet - Ladbrokes
Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers