However, it is the Cottagers who are in the best form after putting five goals past Newcastle on Saturday which saw Martin Jol’s team come from a goal behind at half-time to run riot in front of their own supporters and their odds stand out for this match.
Goodison Park is by no means a fortress for Everton and the 11/4 (bet365 free bets) about the visitors reaching round 5 of the FA Cup looks too good a price to pass up. Jol will surely stick with the same team that beat the Magpies, as well as giving Andy Johnson the chance to line up against his former club.
However, it was Clint Dempsey who was the chief tormentor of the north-east side at the weekend and the American is bristling with confidence after scoring hat-tricks in his past two home games. Bet365 offer a surprisingly big 9/1 that he breaks the deadlock against the Toffees.
Everton would love a big FA Cup run, not least to improve their financial situation which has seen manager David Moyes look for cut-price bargains such as Darron Gibson from Manchester United. The Merseyside club have failed to win any of their last three games since they beat Tamworth in the third round, although you can get 21/20 (William Hill £25 free bet) that they claim victory in this match.
Supporters were delighted to see Tim Cahill finally break his duck for the season when opening the scoring against Blackburn last weekend and the Australian is a 7/1 chance to score the first goal of this particular game.