The two sides met at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium just two months ago, with a Michael Keane own goal enough to give Jose Mourinho’s side the three points in a pretty dire game to watch for the neutrals.
Both clubs have made significant moves to strengthen their sides during the window, with Mourinho bringing in right-back Matt Doherty from Wolves and central midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.
Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, has been reunited with two of his former players in Allan and James Rodriguez. Abdoulaye Doucoure has also joined from Watford, making Everton‘s midfield look much stronger than in recent years.
Tottenham are odds-on favourites at 19/20 to win the match, with the draw 12/5 and an Everton win 3/1.
The hosts look to have a clean bill of health in terms of player availability, with the exception of Japhet Tangana who is out with a thigh injury for another month.
As for the visitors, they’ll be missing Mason Holgate, Cenk Tosun and Jean-Phillipe Gbamin through injury. Allan, Doucoure and Rodriguez may all come straight into the starting XI.
There’s plenty of attacking firepower on the field, with Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring 55 league goals between them last season.
Sky Bet have ‘super boosted’ Kane and Calvert-Lewin to have two or more shots on target each to 9/1. Given the same bet is only 9/2 on Betfair, this looks a price boost possibly worth taking up should both players start as expected.
Calvert-Lewin failed to score after lockdown, but did record 2+ shots on target in eight of Carlo Ancelotti’s 20 matches in charge. Kane always likes a pop and has nine shots on target in his last four league games.
Should these two debutants start, meanwhile, I really like the look of Hojbjerg (4/1) and Doucoure (10/3) both to be carded at 22/1 (bet365).
Martin Atkinson officiates and he isn’t always the most reliable in terms of issuing yellow cards, but Hojbjerg and Doucoure are no strangers to a tackle – or indeed the referee’s book with 14 yellow-cards between them last season – and will be keen to impress their new managers on debut.
If Andre Gomes is selected ahead of Doucoure, we can replace him in the bet for odds of 14/1. The Portugal midfielder has been booked 13 times in 41 Premier League starts since joining from Barcelona. All three landing themselves in the book pays a tasty 66/1 for a fun long-shot, but as always with player-specific bets, it’s best to wait for the team news.