Several players on the pitch that day (namely Louis Saha, Mikel Arteta and Charlie Adam) have since switched clubs, although it hasn’t stopped Everton and Blackpool from enjoying an impressive string of results and we should expect an entertaining affair on Saturday.
The Toffees are a best price 8/15 (Coral free bets) to claim victory and book their place in the quarter final of the FA Cup, with supporters sensing that this could be their year, especially as they demonstrated against Manchester City and Chelsea that they can be a match for any team.
David Moyes has been linked to the Tottenham manager’s job should Harry Redknapp leave for England and it’s easy to see why considering the Scot is getting performances from Everton on a very modest budget. Could this be the game where Nikica Jelavic scores his first goal for the Merseyside club? He’s available at 9/2 (Paddy Power – £100 free bets) to score the first goal.
Blackpool are riding high in the Championship and Ian Holloway is demonstrating that he’s a quality manager once again at Bloomfield Road, with the midweek win at Doncaster putting them right in the mix as far as automatic promotion is concerned.
You can back the visitors at 7/1 (Bet Victor bookmaker) to win at Goodison on Saturday and it is worth noting that they have won their last three away matches, with three goals being scored on each occasion. If nothing else, a bet on Over 2.5 Goals should be considered at odds of 10/11 (Ladbrokes).