Everton vs Krasnodar Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Everton vs Krasnodar | Thursday 11 December, 2014 | Goodison Park | 20:05
Roberto Martinez will be giving some of his younger players a chance when Everton face Krasnodar in the Europa League on Thursday.
Less experienced players like Christian Atsu will be hoping to feature in the game as the Toffees secured the top spot in Group H when they beat Wolfsburg 2-0 on match day five.
Everton have enjoyed an unbeaten run in Europe this season and with one game remaining in the group stage are safe with a four point lead ahead of Wolfsburg.
It’s likely that Martinez will rest the majority of his first team ahead of their clash against QPR in the Premier League on Monday, with Arouna Kone and Atsu both looking set to feature.
“It’s been quite difficult since I came here [on loan from Chelsea] but I believe things will be okay and go well,” Atsu told the club’s website.
“I’m working hard for the team and I believe the fans haven’t seen the best of me yet and I know everything depends on the player.
“I don’t know if I will start but, if I do, I will give my best to the team and fans. I will make sure I will be at my best to help the team win.”
Krasnodar are already eliminated from the competition but Atsu insists that neither side will be complacent in the clash.
“It won’t be easy because they are a very good side,” he said. “We have a very good team spirit and we want to win every game. We are not treating it like we have qualified – we are not going out to relax.
“They are well-organised and like to attack. I don’t know how they will play here but they attacked us [in the first leg].
“We are at Goodison, our home, so we believe things will go well with the fans behind us.”
Everton drew 1-1 against Krasnodar back in October but will be pushing to finish the group stages with a victory and their unbeaten streak intact.
Everton vs Krasnodar Betting Tips
With the result of this game now irrelevant to the competition the teams will be playing for pride rather than points. With Everton playing to a home crowd they’ll definitely be keen on taking the victory and at 4/5 they look good for it (Betway).
Assuming the usual suspects are rested for the clash, Arouna Kone could be a good bet for first goal, priced at 11/2 at William Hill.