Having secured a draw at Goodison Park in the first match, Sunderland will be confident of getting the better of Everton now that they will be on their own patch in the pair’s FA Cup quarter final replay and bookies have installed the Black Cats as narrow favourites to book a place in the last four in normal time at the Stadium of Light.
BetVictor quote Martin O’Neill’s charges at 8/5 to prevail over the 90 minutes and Stan James quote the Toffees at 21/10 to get it right at the second attempt. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to feel that David Moyes’ team have missed their chance by squandering home advantage and Sunderland therefore look decent value to nick it.
Ladbrokes rate the hosts at 10/3 to emerge victorious by a one-goal margin and as Everton struggled to break the Black Cats down in the second half on Merseyside, despite enjoying plenty of possession, Coral’s 7/1 for O’Neill’s men to register a 1-0 triumph catches the eye.
At White Hart Lane, Tottenham face Bolton in their rescheduled tie, originally abandoned following the collapse of Fabrice Muamba. Spurs are Boylesports’ 1/3 favourites and they have to be fancied despite the extra incentive of the Trotters – who are hoping to reach Wembley for their stricken team mate.
Punters put off by the skinny price attached to Harry Redknapp’s troops can combine a home win with a match tally of three or more goals at 4/5 (bet365) and it’s 8/1 courtesy of Blue Square for Tottenham to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.