Tottenham - Everton Betting Preview: Expect a tight affair

Spurs and the Toffees meet at White Hart Lane on Sunday in the battle for European places, with our tipster backing both sides to cancel each other out
One point and one place separates Everton and Tottenham as they meet in the Premier League on Sunday. Despite both sides suffering big losses in recent weeks, they are still in the hunt for the European places, with Everton trailing Liverpool by two points and Spurs three points behind.

Roberto Martinez brings his team into this game in mixed form, winning two, drawing two and losing one of their last five games. After suffering humiliation at the hands of Liverpool at the end of January, the Toffees bounced back to beat Aston Villa 2-1. bet365 price Everton at 12/5 (3.40) to win the match.

Tim Sherwood's team, like Everton, are also in mixed form, unable to put any consistent results together. With two wins, two losses and one draw in their last five, Sherwood will be keen to jump above Everton if they can take all three points. Last time at home, Man City took them apart, winning 5-1 with Danny Rose being sent off. bet365 price them at 11/10 (2.10) to take all three points, with the same firm pricing the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

With both teams not struggling for goals in recent weeks, backing both teams to score would have been a good bet in this fixture. However, with bet365 pricing this at 4/6 (1.67), it's a tad too short to back.

Instead, it's worth backing the draw in this fixture. Everton have been very hard to beat this season and, despite the loss at Liverpool, they have been solid. With three draws in their last five away matches, expect this game to go the same way. With Spurs drawing last time out against Hull City, and the draw paying out in the last two meetings between the two, it's worth backing the 12/5 (3.40) price.

Match to be a draw at 12/5 (3.40) for 1.5pts with bet365

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