Everton vs Salford City Match Preview
Everton vs Salford City predictions for Wednesday's Carabao Cup round two contest at Goodison Park. Everton are favourites to sweep past Salford and into the next stage of the competition. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Reason For Everton vs Salford City Predictions
Everton kicked off their season with a win and a clean sheet at Spurs on Sunday.
Salford were beaten 6-0 by Man Utd's U21s in the EFL Trophy last week.
Everton lost just one of their last 11 matches at Goodison Park.
Everton to ease past lower league opponents
Everton kicked off their domestic campaign in hugely promising fashion with a richly deserved 1-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday, and while the Toffees are expected to ring the changes for their mid-week Carabao Cup test against Salford, another Blues win is anticipated.
Carlo Ancelotti is certain to shuffle his pack for Wednesday's cup tussle with an eye on Everton's weekend fixture at home to WBA, but with several squad members needing minutes and match sharpness, players like Theo Walcott, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bernard, Moise Kean and Tom Davies could all feature.
Everton's opponents Salford City warmed up for their visit to Merseyside with a 2-2 draw at home to Exeter City, though the Ammies were torn to shreds by a Man Utd U21 team just days before in an embarrassing EFL Trophy 6-0 hammering.
Salford played a largely second-string team against United at The Peninsula Stadium, though their mortifying mauling still shone an unflattering light at the gap between the two clubs.
Even with a slightly weakened XI, Everton should have way too much for League Two's Salford in terms of quality and firepower, and with a comfortable evening anticipated, we think the Toffees win to nil market holds plenty of value this week, while our correct score prediction forecasts a 3-0 Blues victory.