Everton v Tottenham Tips: Sigurdsson the stand out selection for FA Cup Clash
Everton take on Tottenham in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday evening. The all-Premier League clash takes place at 8:15pm at Goodison Park and we’ve got three football tips we like the look of for the game.
Jose Mourinho may choose to rest Harry Kane after coming back from injury. Son Heung-min may also start from the bench with Premier League clashes against Manchester City and West Ham in the next 12 days, plus a trip to Wolfsberger next Thursday. Gareth Bale and Erik Lamela should start for the visitors.
James Rodriguez came off against Manchester United at the weekend and it’s unlikely Carlo Ancelotti will risk the Colombian. Midfielder Allan is back in training for the Toffees with Josh King hoping to make his full debut for the club after joining from Bournemouth.
There are no FA Cup replays in this round and the game will go to extra time and penalties if required. Both sides are currently priced at 17/10 with Betfair to win the game in 90 minutes, with the draw available at 11/5.
Gylfi Sigurdsson 1+ shot on target - 5/4 Paddy Power
Richarlison 2+ shots on target - 5/1 Paddy Power
Everton to win, Sigurdsson 1+ shot on target, Richarlison 2+ shot on target - 19/1 Betfair
I put up Gylfi Sigurdsson to have a shot on target against Manchester United on Saturday but was disappointed to see him left on the bench. With James Rodriguez picking up a knock I’m much more confident he should start against Spurs and I’m backing him to have a shot on target at the price of 5/4.
A potential free-kick and penalty taker, Sigurdsson registered two shots on target against Leeds last week and is averaging 0.49 shots on target per 90 minutes in the Premier League this term. Sky Bet has this same selection priced at 8/15 while William Hill are offering 4/7. I do feel this is more of a price play, but with the Icelandic midfielder set to line up in a number 10 role behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin, I’m struggling to keep away from this one.
Richarlison is a player who has the ability to rack up the shot count and I’m backing him to hit the target twice at the enhanced price of 5/1 from Paddy Power. In the fourth round of the FA Cup against Sheffield Wednesday a month ago the Brazillian registered three shots on target and it’s at Goodison where his biggest hauls have come this season, hitting 3+ shots on target twice as well as 4+ against Leeds.
I often look for players who can be classed as a little greedy at times when picking out selections from the shots markets and Richarlison comes into that category in my opinion. This season the 23-year-old has hit 2+ shots on target on six of his 20 starts this season for Everton and with Spurs sitting traditionally deep under Jose Mourinho I’m fancying Richarlison to test Joe Hart. 5/1 looks a very reasonable price here considering 5/2 is on offer from Sky Bet.
Both teams are priced at 17/10 to win this game in 90 minutes and I'm leaning towards a home win which I’ll be adding to the two selections above using Betfair’s Same Game Multi Feature, which currently pays 19/1.
Considering this will be the first of four games in 11 days for Spurs I’m expecting Jose Mourinho to rotate his team more than Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti for this game. Harry Kane has just come back from an ankle injury and I’d be surprised to see him start with a huge game against Manchester City at the weekend. With the Premier League and Europa League providing an opportunity for Spurs to get into the Champions League, I don’t see them being too fussed to drop out of this tournament.
Everton have only lost one of their last seven in all competitions and Carlo Ancelotti will have this down as his main chance of silverware this season. Spurs have lost three of their last four in all competitions and their torrid run could continue with defeat on Merseyside.
That’s three picks in total priced at 5/4, 5/1 and 19/1. Best of luck to anyone following on Wednesday evening, the game can be seen live on BT Sport 1 and please gamble in a responsible manner.