Everton vs Brentford – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/02/22, Team News and Lineups

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Frank Lampard takes charge of Everton for the first time in the Toffees’ FA Cup Fourth Round tie at home to Brentford. Can Lampard get his tenure off to a winning start at Goodison Park? Read our free predictions and betting picks for the game here.
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Free predictions and betting picks for Everton vs Brentford

Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Everton to Win – 2.1

Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Both Teams to Score – 1.8

Everton to Win

Goodison Park should be rocking this weekend as Everton start a fresh era under Frank Lampard and with the Toffees’ players keen to impress their new manager, we expect an energetic display from the hosts against Brentford. The Bees have lost four matches in a row and another defeat looks possible on Merseyside.

Both Teams to Score

Brentford’s results have regressed badly in recent months, though they did manage to impact the scoresheet in five of their last six fixtures. Everton meanwhile have only kept two clean sheets in their last ten home assignments and the Bees could well notch a consolation effort against the host’s porous defence.

Preliminary review and match prediction for Everton vs Brentford

The winds of change are sweeping through the blue half of Merseyside and on Saturday afternoon, Everton will be led into action against Brentford in the FA Cup by new manager Frank Lampard.

Unpopular Spanish coach Rafa Benitez was never likely to last long at Goodison Park due to his strong ties to Everton’s cross-city rivals Liverpool and there is hope that Lampard can bring fresh energy and a connectedness between the team and supporters that has been missing since the summer.

Thomas Frank’s dogged Brentford outfit won’t play the part of easily vanquished foe this weekend however, though the Bees have been in rotten form in recent weeks and they could suffer their fifth straight defeat on Merseyside.

On the road, Brentford have lost three of their last four matches and their only success during that period came in a 4-1 triumph at League Two’s Port Vale in the previous round of the cup.

The London-based club have shipped 12 goals in their last four assignments and the team’s lax defending has regularly been punished by the Premier League’s clinical attackers.

In Richarlison, Demarai Gray and loan-signing Dele Alli, Everton wield a potent looking set of attacking options and that give the Merseysiders the edge in Saturday’s cup clash.

With the extra motivation to perform and a new manager bounce providing impetus, we recommend siding with Everton this weekend.

Safe Bets

Brentford’s confidence has been eroding by the week and the Bees have conceded the first goal in each of their last four fixtures. We expect Everton to come flying out of the blocks in Frank Lampard’s first game in charge on Saturday and the Toffees look a safe bet to open the scoring at 1.75.

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We’ve tipped Everton to enjoy cup success this weekend, though the evidence suggests a clean sheet is unlikely for the Toffees against a Brentford team that has failed to notch just once in their last six matches. Bettors are advised to consider coupling a home win with both teams to score as a consequence, which is available at 4.8 odds.

Everton vs Brentford first goalscorer

Richarlison has endured a stop-start campaign in 2021/22 due to injury and suspension, though the Brazilian should be ready to explode into action this weekend. The attacker has a knack for netting at crucial times, indeed, three of his four league goals this season were firsts for the Toffees. His nose for the big occasion could be evident again on Saturday and Richarlison looks an excellent pick at 6.5 in the first goalscorer stakes.

Everton vs Brentford Team News

Tom Davies and Fabian Delph are both in the treatment room for Everton, while Abdoulaye Doucoure is considered a major doubt. Jarrad Branthwaite is also touch and go for Saturday while Alex Iwobi is away on AFCON duty with Nigeria. Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been ruled out with another injury.

Joshua Dasilva, Mathias Jorgensen, David Raya Martin, Tarique Fosu, Charlie Goode and Julian Jeanvier are all injured for Brentford. Mathias Jensen and Rico Henry should be fit enough to feature, however. Frank Onyeka is away at AFCON and will miss out. New signing Christian Eriksen could be in line to feature for Brentford for the first time.

Starting Lineups

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Holgate, Godfrey – Allan, Gomes, Townsend, Gray, Alli, Richarlison

Brentford: Lossl – Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock – Sergi Canos, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry – Mbuemo, Toney

Highlighted Player

Ivan Toney

Brentford Ivan Toney made the headlines for the wrong reasons during the week when he was filmed insulting his own club, though the striker was the match-winning when the Bees last played Everton in November and the 25-year-old will be keen to make his presence felt again, especially following his indiscretion on social media.

Most popular FAQ for Everton vs Brentford

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Brentford beat Everton 1-0 when the teams last locked horns on November 28th.

Where will this fixture be played?

Saturday’s FA Cup fixture will be played at Goodison Park.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Everton vs Brentford.

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