However, Harry Redknapp’s team have suffered just one further defeat in the league this season which sees Spurs breathing down the necks of City and United at the top of the table and a victory over Everton will see them level with Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.
Paddy Power (£100 free bets) offer a best price 4/7 about Tottenham claiming three points at White Hart Lane for the eighth time in ten games, with Chelsea the only team to deny them in front of their own supporters since that 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Manchester City.
Redknapp was able to rest his star players during the weekend as a second string team comfortably beat Cheltenham Town so we should expect to see the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Gareth Bale and Rafael Van Der Vaart nice and fresh.
Bale has been immense this season and the Welshman’s form is part of the reason why Spurs have an outside chance of landing the title. Bet365 (£200 free betting) offer 7/1 about the left winger opening the scoring against an Everton side that were at full strength when beating Tamworth in the FA Cup.
The Toffees are eight points clear of the relegation zone and boast more points on the road (13) than at Goodison Park (11) this season which suggests that they won’t be a pushover on Wednesday night. However, Phil Jagielka’s absence in the centre of defence is a big worry for the visitors.
David Moyes’ team are a 6/1 chance to claim a surprise victory which will leave Tottenham six points behind City in the table and the pressure will certainly be off the Merseyside club. It has also been noticeable that Spurs have not been scoring freely in recent home matches as teams start to defend deep against their attacking players.
That is why it could pay to back a narrow winning scoreline in favour of the London team, with correct scores of 1-0 and 2-0 looking the right call against an Everton side who have been struggling for goals all season.