Everton vs Fulham 12/14/2013 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Everton (7-7-1) Fulham (4-1-10)
Saturday 14th December 2013 15:00 (GMT)
The Line: Everton 4/11 Draw 14/5 Fulham 8/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Nbc sports live
At the moment I think Everton are the best success story of the season so far, people may talk about Arsenal's re-emergence and rightly so but Wenger has spent over £100m in the last two seasons bringing in Ozil, Arteta, Cazorla and Podolski. Everton have spent nothing of the sort and their biggest signing has been the loan signing of young beligan Lukaku who has been terrific since arriving on loan from Chelsea. Ross Barkley's emergence has been exciting for both Everton and England fans as the young man looks the real deal although a little raw. At the back Jagielka and distin have been exceptional in front of tim Howard who is having another terrific year. Goodison Park expects a win and the Everton faithful are excited about a new era which has started exceptionally well.
Fulham won last time out against a poor Aston Villa side, Rene Muelensteen has taken over from Martin Jol and has gotten a reaction from some of the players. The thing about Fulham is there are some great players in this squad with Berbatov, Bent, Parker and Sidwell. Fulham looked like a better side than the team that lost seven in a row prior to last time out and have played well in the two games under Meulensteen. The outlook for Fulham is brighter under Meulensteen but I think it is going to take a while for him to get results.
Everton have been terrific at home so far this year, I'm backing the toffees to get a win here and to cover the handicap. I see a couple of goals from Lukaku being the difference between the side. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo