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Stoke City (H) Fri 26 Dec 2014, 15:00, Barclays Premier League

Everton V Stoke: Betting Preview

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It is back to Premier League duty for Everton's stars after the international break, and a Saturday evening game against Stoke City.

David Moyes' men have lost just one league game at Goodison Park this season and will be confident coming off the back of beating the champions, Manchester City, 2-0.

Stoke have had little success on the road, winning just once away from home this season and losing all of their last four away trips. Everton are 8/15 with Paddy Power to record their first win over Stoke since September 2010.

Both the Blues and Stoke have drawn more than 40 per cent of their league games this season and four of the last seven head-to-head games have ended all square. Those signs could pointing towards a stalemate and that outcome is 14/5 with Paddy Power. The 1-1 correct score, as it was at the Britannia in December, is 6/1.

Leon Osman's thumping strike against Manchester City took his goal tally in the league to five for the season and it was his second in three games. He is a man in form and is 10/1 with Paddy Power to open the scoring and 7/2 to get his name on the scoresheet at any time.

Strangely there have been three own goals in the last four games between Stoke and Everton. Ryan Shawcross put the ball into his own net in December and it is 8/1 for there to be an own goal at anytime on Saturday.

Games between these two sides are tight, low-scoring affairs with fewer than 2.5 goals in the last seven meetings. Almost 75 per cent of Stoke's away league games have had fewer than 2.5 goals and it is 8/11 with Paddy Power to be under that level again.

A win for Everton keeps them in the hunt for the top four as they battle Tottenham and Arsenal.

Indeed, David Moyes' men are 9/1 with Paddy Power to finish the season in the top four.

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