The supporters would love something to cheer about, not to mention the fact that the Merseyside club would benefit from the financial boost of a run all the way to the final again, bringing in plenty of extra gate and TV money as a result.
The Toffees should have few problems booking their place in round four on Saturday afternoon when they face a Tamworth team currently plying their trade in the Blue Square Bet Premier League. Everton are a best price 1/10 (Ladbrokes – £50 free bets) to win without having to go to a replay.
The Lambs will undoubtedly take a few thousand supporters for one of the biggest games in the club’s history, with the Staffordshire club having won 2-1 at Gateshead in the last round to ensure they got this plum tie.
However, they have lost four of their last five matches and it is stretching the imagination to believe they can oblige with an FA Cup giant killing at odds of 33/1 (Coral – £25 free betting), even if Everton are having problems in front of goal.
Bet365 offer 4/11 that Moyes’ men lead at half-time and full-time, with the Scot looking for a confidence-booster after losing at home to Bolton on Wednesday. We should expect a young team to line up, especially as Everton travel to Tottenham next week.
Victor Anichebe could be the man amongst the goals, with Royston Drenthe also likely to feature after illness and Ross Barkley among the youngsters out to make an impression. A 4-2 winning scoreline makes appeal at odds of 100/1 with Betfred.