Everton vs Tottenham HotspurEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Apr 16, 2021, Goodison Park
EVERTON and Tottenham both had hopes of breaking into the top four this season but the loser of this clash at Goodison will surely see their faint hopes of a Champions League spot evaporate.
It looked like Spurs had hit their stride again when they won five games in a row in February and March but they have since claimed just one victory in their last five matches.
I fancied Jose Mourinho's side to beat a United team who had been in midweek Euro action but they were outclassed by the Red Devils after the break in a demoralising defeat.
It has left them seventh in the table, six points behind fourth-placed West Ham, so there's little margin for error as Mourinho bids to win over increasingly skeptical Spurs fans.
Everton supporters are still firmly behind Carlo Ancelotti but a promising danger is in danger of fizzling out, with the Toffees a point behind Tottenham having played a game fewer.
It's now five games without a win for Ancelotti's side and their home form has been dismal, winning just once in their last six outings at Goodison.
How the bookies view it
It's hard one to call but the bookies have Spurs as favourites, with Mourinho's side a best 13/10 at SBK. Everton are 5/2 with the same firm which looks great value even though the Toffees have been so poor at home. The stalemate is 5/2 at Unibet.
Recent head to head
Armchair fans will be hoping for a repeat of the thrilling FA Cup tie between these sides earlier this season which Everton edged 5-4 (below). The Toffees also won on the opening day of the Premier League season thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin's goal in London.
But Spurs bossed this fixture before that, going 15 games unbeaten since a 2-1 loss at Goodison in 2012.
Players to watch
Everton top scorer Calvert-Lewin is an injury doubt after missing their last game so it might be wise to look elsewhere for a home goal. Playmaker Glyfi Sigurdsson is up against his old club and appeals at 9/2 with Paddy Power for anytime scorer as he takes free-kicks and penalties.
Harry Kane (below) has an incredible record for Spurs in this fixture, scoring 10 times against Everton. He's 5/4 with Unibet for another here and is always worth backing at odds-against.
Anything else catch the eye?
Tottenham have been terrible at the back of late, keeping a clean sheet in just one of their last five games. Over 2.5 goals has also landed in four of their last five so stands a chance here at evens with BetVictor.
There's been a one-goal winning margin in the last three meetings so I also like the look of that bet at 5/4 with TonyBet.
Son-Hueng Min is always a threat for Spurs and the 6/5 on offer at Paddy Power for him to have one or more right-foot shots on target looks a good option.
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