The last 16 of the FA Cup hosts an enticing clash between two Premier League clubs. Everton will welcome home North London side Tottenham. The match schedules for Wednesday at Goodison Park with kickoff at 1115 pm.
After a dramatic comeback against Manchester United ending in a 3-3 draw, the hosts head into the clash. On the other hand, Tottenham returned to winning ways against West Brom in their Premier League’s weekend fixtures.
Dominic Calvert Lewin proved a vital ingredient in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans even after a goal drought following an impressive start to the season. He proved him correct by nailing a last-minute winner against Manchester United to share the spoils.
Despite one win in their last four Premier League matches, Everton is in strong contention for a top-four finish this season. The side is two points behind bitter rivals Liverpool having played two matches fewer. Their recent inconsistent form is something to worry about in their race.
Harry Kane’s dependency is quite evident for Jose Mourinho when it comes to pulling off a win. The return of Kane from injury secured a 2-0 win with the Englishman netting a goal. The return saw Son find the back of the net after a goal drought in four matches. The side saw loses to Brighton and Chelsea in the absence of the captain.
Everton vs Tottenham Head to Head
Both sides have 29 matches against each other with Everton takes home six wins while Tottenham has 12 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Man United 3-3 Everton
Leeds United 1-2 Everton
Everton 0-2 Newcastle United
Everton 1-1 Leicester City
Everton 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Tottenham 2-0 West Brom
Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea
Brighton 1-0 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-3 Liverpool
Wycombe Wanderers 1-4 Tottenham
Everton Team News
First choice goalkeeper Jordan Pickford continues suffering from an injury and misses out of this clash. It could hand another start for unconvincing Robi Olsen in between the sticks. James Rodriguez came off with a tight calf at Old Trafford and might not be risked this FA Cup clash.
Tottenham Team News
It remains to be seen whether Mourinho might choose to risk Harry Kane in the space of a week after coming from an injury. Carlos Vinicius looks like a safe bet ahead of the attacking line. Dele Alli could get some minutes under his belt also.
Prediction and Odds
Tottenham boasts of an incredibly strong record in this competition, but we cannot look away from their current spell without Kane.
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