Sunday afternoon sees two teams chasing a top four spot in the Premier League meet at Goodison Park as Everton host Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are the team currently occupying that all important fourth spot - but with the Toffees only three points behind them – it is all to play for this weekend.
It looks as though Manchester City and Manchester United are a fair way ahead of the rest of the chasing pack and that the there will be two spots for Europe’s elite club competition up for grabs. Chelsea looked as though they were big title contenders – but their slump in form has sees them move to within touching distance of Tottenham.
All that David Moyes and Andre Villas-Boas will have on their minds though is grabbing all three points here and moving into a strong position in the league. Villas-Boas will be the happier man coming into this one though as his side have now won three top flight games in a row – the perfect response from going down 5-2 at local rivals Arsenal.
Everton have simply drawn too many games in the league and are now without a victory in four. When you look at games drawn, the Merseyside club sit at the top of the table after eight stalemates from 15 Premier League matches. Although Moyes will be happy his men are not losing many games, he knows their recent performances have not been of Champions League quality.
This is the perfect game for Everton to claim all three points and if they can get the crowd behind them and get players such as Marouane Fellaini, Steven Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic are at the top of their game, then many will fancy them to end their winless drought.
However, Tottenham have more than enough quality to win this one as well, especially with their electric pace going forward. Should Gareth Bale prove his fitness, he will cause a number of problems for the opposition, along with Aaron Lennon and goal-poacher Jermain Defoe.
Both of these teams like to get the ball down and play attacking football – which as we all know makes for great spectacle. They are each sure to go for the win as the points up for grabs are very precious.
On paper, this should be one of the games of the weekend in the Premier League – so let’s hope that it does not disappoint.
Everton should pull off a home win here as Tottenham have a Europa cup league fixture to navigate on Thursday evening.