Everton v Swansea sees a goal-friendly Everton side face a Swansea side looking to distance themselves from the Premier League bottom three.
Everton v Swansea
Kick-off 1:30PM Sunday 24th January 2026
Live on Sky Sports 1/ Sky Sports 1 HD
Everton will be disappointed to currently occupy 11th position in the Premier League table, as only title challengers Manchester City have scored more top-flight goals this season. The problem the Toffees have is defending their own goal, as proven in Saturday’s exciting 3-3 draw at Chelsea.
Roberto Martinez’s team are scintillating to watch going forward and can be backed at odds of 7/10 at PaddyPower. Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has failed to find the net in the last two top-flight games, but is the Premier League’s joint-leading scorer this season and can be backed at odds of 7/4 with William Hill to open the scoring in this clash.
The visitors secured a vital 1-0 victory over Watford last time out. The win moved the Swans out of the relegation zone, but the Welsh side are still struggling to find their best form.
The Swans have a new head coach in Italian Francesco Guidolin, who will be hoping his side can pick-up another crucial win in this one. The visitors are odds of 47/10 with 888 Sport to claim the win on Merseyside.
Swansea seem to be lacking a cutting edge going forward at the moment, but the one man who seems to have maintained decent form in their slump is Ghana international Andre Ayew, who can be backed at odds of 18/5 at 888 Sport to score at any point in this game.
Although Everton have been involved in high-scoring games this season, I get the feeling this could be a lower scoring encounter. Swansea are not great going forward, but can be a very good defensive unit. There have been just two goals scored in the last three Premier League meetings between these two teams.
My big tip for this game is an Everton win with under 2.5 goals scored.