Before their Europa League clash with Basel on Thursday, Tottenham were a shade of odds-on to get the better of Everton at White Hart Lane and with the Toffees missing suspended pair Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar, Spurs were worth an interest at that price.
However, the sight of Gareth Bale being stretchered off at the death changed things, especially as William Gallas had already departed injured. Add to that the absence of Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe and the North London outfit have now drifted out to 5/4 courtesy of BetVictor to pick up a vital three points in the context of the battle for the top four.
Nevertheless, David Moyes’ absentees ensure that his side are not exactly cracking value at 13/5 with bet365 but they will be buoyed by news of Bale’s injury and they can nick a point in a tight affair, an outcome Skybet rate at 5/2.
More ambitious punters can tackle BetVictor’s 13/2 for it to finish one-each while Betfred post an enticing 5/1 against both halves finishing all square and Emmanuel Adebayor, the man the hosts will look to for goals now, is a 6/1 shot at Paddy Power to break the deadlock.
Tottenham and Everton to draw – 5/2 (Skybet)