Everton vs Tottenham | Wednesday 10th February 2021, 20:15 | BT Sport
Arguably the tie of the FA Cup 5th Round comes at Goodison Park on Wednesday as Everton host Spurs.
Jose Mourinho has had a mammoth season so far and it’s only going to get busier with a clash with Manchester City at the weekend, then Spurs head to Austria to take on Wolfsberger in the Europa League next midweek. They have expanded their squad in the last year but the likes of Gareth Bale, Gedson Fernandes and Giovanni Lo Celso have not quite had the desired impact so far.
We all know Mourinho is a serial silverware collector but I don’t think he will be too fussed if they do go out of this competition and focus more on Europe.
Everton, however, have no European commitments and Carlo Ancelotti, another manager who’s used to picking up trophies, will no doubt be looking at this tournament as a winnable one.
A last-gasp Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal snatched a point for the Toffees at Old Trafford this weekend and they’re proving difficult to beat at the minute. When DCL, James Rodriguez, Lucas Digne, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and Richarlison are all fit and available they’re a serious side.
They’re getting closer and closer to a fully fit squad with Allan back in training, although this one may come too quickly. Carlo has tended to go strong in the cups so far though, which is refreshing to see.
Spurs won at the weekend but were expected to against a poor West Brom side. They’ve struggled on the road and I’m expecting that to continue here. I’m happy to take the hosts with a +0 start on the Asian Handicap at 9/10 with Marathon Bet. It could be tight but I’d favour the hosts.
Everton vs Tottenham – Everton +0 Asian Handicap (9/10 Marathon)