Reasons for betting on Everton vs. Hajduk Split tip
Everton is close to the group stage of the Europa League, and everything they need to do is to eliminate Hajduk Split from Croatia. They are a massive favorite in this matchup, and anything but a convincing win would be considered as a sensation. On the other hand, the Croatian team has their own plans. They would like to surprise the Toffees and once again advance to the group stage of the second most prestigious European competition. It is a classic David vs. Goliath matchup.
The club from Goodison Park started this season very good, and for now, Everton does not have a single defeat. Since the beginning of the preseason, Everton recorded 5 victories and 2 draws. It is however interesting that 3 competitive matches they had played, ended with the same result. 1-0 in favor of the Toffees. They have eliminated Ruzemberok in the previous stage of the qualifications, by winning 1-0 in both games. At the opening of the Premier League season, Wayne Rooney scored the only goal against Stoke. That was enough for Everton to grab 3 points.
In the most recent 5 meetings, this was the fourth game which ended under 2.5 goals. Also, in the previous 7 matches, Everton was the team who scored the opening goal of the event.
Hajduk Split overview
Bili lost only twice in the previous 10 games when counting the preseason. They quickly bounced back after a defeat against their biggest rivals Dinamo Zagreb 1-3 and won with a minimal result against Slaven Belupo at home. Before the matchup with Everton, Hajduk had already skipped two stages. In the first one, they eliminated Levski Sofia after being better in both matches, with 1-3 on aggregate.
In the previous round, the Danish representative broadly was the victim.
After 0-0 in Denmark, Hajduk was better in Split with 2-0. 4 of the last 5 games played away from Split ended with over 2.5 goals. Also, the the same games ended with both teams to score.
Head to head matches
Two sides never met before this match up.
Prediction for Everton vs. Hajduk Split tip
The home team simply has to win here. The odds are not great, but at least they are 100% certain. As we already mentioned, anything but Everton’s victory at Goodison Park would be a miracle. For the second pick, we would choose that the Toffees win with a handicap – 1.5. They are a much better team, and it seems that they are in the perfect shape at the moment. We were doubting between Everton keeps a clean sheet or this one. After some consideration, we wouldn’t want to risk that much and winning with handicap sounds perfectly safe for us.