Spurs are a top priced 2.3 with William Hill to beat Everton at White Hart Lane in a game in which they will be without their influential goal scoring machine Gareth Bale.
Bale fell awkwardly on his right foot late in Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg 2-2 draw with Basel, and suffered an ankle injury which boss Andres Villas-Boas hopes will only keep him on the sidelines for two games.
It is a huge blow which they could do without in the crucial run-in, but they still have a squad packed full of talent and bookmakers may well have over reacted in pushing out their price to win this.
As far as the stats are concerned, five of the last six Premier League clashes between these two teams have been won by the home team (one draw).
That’s good news for Spurs, especially given that Everton have not been at their best on their travels and are without a win in their last three away from home.
In Bales absence, Jermaine Defoe now heads the first goalscorer market at a top priced 6.5 with Paddy Power.
That price looks big given that he is generally 5.5 elsewhere, but I am going to stick with Jan Vertonghen who did us a massive favour when netting the first last weekend after being put up as the each-way value at massive odds of 21.
In the correct score market I like the look of a 2-1 win for spurs at odds of 10 with Stan James in what promises to be a hard fought and close affair.