Guaranteed goals in Spurs and Everton Sunday showdown
One point separates the two Champions League hopefuls. The Toffees are just two points and one position behind fourth-placed local rivals Liverpool, with Spurs down in sixth.
Despite the north London side being in relatively good form – before last weekend’s draw to Hull and the recent 5-1 defeat to title favourites Manchester City (evens) – they have only managed two victories in the last 13 Premier League matches against Everton, with the latter winning five.
Although the Merseyside club have conceded the third-fewest goals in the league this season so far, they have kept only one clean sheet in their last 10. And with the crucial fact that Spurs have scored in all eight of their league games under new boss Tim Sherwood, expect the North London outfit to get at least a goal or two.
Emmanuel Adebayor seems to have gained a new lease of life following his return to the first-team, after been frozen out by former manager Andre Villas-Boas, scoring five times in his last eight league appearances. You can back the Togo striker to score anytime at 6/4.
Spurs’ home form this season, especially against the current top-eight sides, has been very poor so far, as they have only gained two points in five games. Odds of 9/4 for an away Toffees win could be very enticing.
However, Everton are struggling in attack at the moment, with on-loan forward Romelu Lukaku out injured, and new temporary signing Lacina Traore just coming back from the sidelines himself.
Belgian Kevin Mirallas has scored three times in his last four league games, so back him at 9/4 to get a goal at anytime.
Sherwood’s side are currently fourth in the last six matches form table, despite their poor home record of 11 points in 10 games, and the return of Andros Townsend from injury will be a big boost.
The youth team graduate has been sidelined for the past eight weeks, but back him at 3/1 to score at any point in the match.
This is a very either/or match-up, but both sides will be desperate for a victory to keep them in contention for a Champions League place. However, expect the two attacking-styled teams to produce goals.
A 1-1 draw would be a decent bet at 11/2, with odds of 7/10 for both clubs to score.
Coral have given Spurs a 10/3 chance of finishing in the top-four this season, ahead of Everton at 5/1.