Goodison Park

Next Game

Everton v Man Utd

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Goodison Park

Last Game

Everton 1 - 0 Burnley

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Baines to aid Toffees progress

Leighton Baines can get amongst the goals for Everton in their FA Cup quarter-final clash with Wigan on Saturday.

Last Updated: 07/03/13 at 16:46 Post Comment

Baines and Everton can get the better of Wigan

Baines and Everton can get the better of Wigan

David John says Leighton Baines can get amongst the goals for Everton in their FA Cup quarter-final clash with Wigan on Saturday.

Everton v Wigan (1245GMT)

You have to go back to September 2005 for the last time Wigan won at Goodison Park - that is eight fixtures ago - and their prospects don't look particularly rosy in terms of improving on that record. Manager Roberto Martinez will very likely rotate his personnel to give those who fired them to the last eight another chance with the knock-on effect of hopefully not jeopardising their battle for Premier League survival. A price of 15/2 is offered for the Latics to win this with the hosts no better than 4/9 but it is to the goalscorer markets that we look for some inspiration. The eye-catching Kevin Miralles is improving with each game on Merseyside while striker Nikica Jelavic's barren spell will surely end sooner rather than later. But it is the versatile Leighton Baines who is a tempting to score at anytime. He has already found the target against Cheltenham and Oldham in the competition this season while he has scored three times in the last eight meetings against this particular rival. This has the makings of a comfortable home success and Baines, with his surging runs into dangerous areas and shooting prowess, should get ample chance to add to his tally.

Verdict: Everton 3 Wigan 1


Get £100 from your free £10 bet with Sky Bet if Everton win 3-1


Manchester City v Barnsley (1730GMT)

City are the shortest price of the weekend to progress to the semi-finals at 2/13 and are expected to sweep lower-league opposition aside for the third time in the competition this season. Roberto Mancini's hopes for back-to-back Premier League titles will need an almighty blunder from Sir Alex Ferguson's side but the prospect of some silverware in the Cup is now well within reach. Championship strugglers Barnsley stand in their way and they have absolutely nothing to lose here having done well with just two defeats in 10 games since manager David Flitcroft got the job on a full-time basis. Those two losses have been high-scoring affairs recently and their ability to keep out City for any length of time has to be open to serious doubt. Past form is of little value as it is years since these two met but even without the superstar signings, City won the last three matches by an aggregate of 15-2. The hosts have won three on the bounce since fluffing their lines badly at Southampton, an upturn that has coincided with the return to the fray of Carlos Tevez. The Argentine has scored in all three outings and although I would expect his spree to continue, a top price of 8/11 to net anytime is giving nothing away so a watching brief is the ultimate outcome.

Verdict: Manchester City 3 Barnsley 0


Get £55 from your free £10 bet with Sky Bet if Man City win 3-0



Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa reach FA Cup final after comeback win stuns Reds

Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years.

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sergio Aguero strikes in easy win

Manchester City closed the gap on third-placed Manchester United after a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company