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There was late drama at St James' Park at the weekend and our tipster expects all of the action to come after the interval when Alan Pardew's men face Roberto Martinez's side

Everton kept their hopes of securing a Champions League qualification berth alive with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Swansea City at the weekend and Roberto Martinez’s side will be hoping to pick up another three points when they take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Tuesday.

The Toffees have won three of their last four matches but are without a win in their last five league fixtures away from Goodison Park and they will be desperate to reverse that trend by getting the better of the Magpies here.

Despite their poor away form, Everton are considered as favourites with the odds compilers to claim victory from Tuesday’s tussle, with Paddy Power offering 13/10 (2.30) for a rare away-day triumph for Martinez’s men.

Newcastle United grabbed a last-gasp winner at the weekend to see off Crystal Palace at St James’ Park and Alan Pardew’s side will be hoping to consolidate their place in the top half of the table with a win against the Toffees.

The Magpies have won also three of their last four matches and are decent value at a chunky 11/5 (3.20) with Paddy Power to emerge victorious while the same firm go 23/10 (3.30) that the two sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has been in decent form for Everton in recent weeks, netting three goals in his last four matches – including a second-half strike against the Swans at the weekend.

Paddy Power go 5/1 (6.0) that the 20-year-old front man breaks the deadlock at St James’ Park on Tuesday while the same firm offer an appealing 6/4 (2.50) that Lukaku finds the net at any time.

Newcastle United will be hoping that Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse will have had his confidence restored by his late winner against the Eagles at the weekend and there may be value in backing the 28-year-old forward at a chunky 9/1 (10.0) with Paddy Power to break the deadlock here.

It is worth noting that the Toffees have scored just two first-half goals away from home in the Premier League thus far this season, while 10 of Everton’s 14 league matches on their travels have been level at the interval.

Should that trend continue here, there would undoubtedly be value in backing the second half to produce most goals at even money (2.0) with Paddy Power and it is this selection that is the recommended play for punters ahead of Tuesday’s tussle.

Most goals in the second half at even money (2.0) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power
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