Three tempting tips to get stuck into as George Pitts preview the Premier League's solitary Super Sunday clash.
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Everton v Tottenham (Goodison Park, 1600 GMT, Sky Sports Main Event)
Sunday's only Premier League game comes from Merseyside, with two of the top tier's mainstays meeting at Goodison.
Both are on similar projects, with Tottenham far further down the line than their hosts.
Everton are just getting started under Marco Silva, as they look to break into the top six, then the Champions League and beyond.
Spurs, meanwhile, are already doing that thanks to Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian boss has turned the north Londoners into title contenders since moving to White Hart Lane from Southampton in 2014 and fans will be hoping that he is not done yet.
His future has repeatedly been questioned in recent years, with links to some of the world's biggest clubs including Barcelona and Real Madrid. Manchester United's sacking of Jose Mourinho in midweek saw the Red Devils buy time until the summer with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's interim appointment - and Poch is reportedly their top target.
Whether he goes remains to be seen. He has steadily built a talented squad at Tottenham and three successive wins, including a late strike against Burnley last week, has seen them move closer to Liverpool and Manchester City in the title race.
Everton are now winless in four after their defeat to Manchester City last time out. The Toffees have shown improvement under Silva though this season and they face another test before a busy Christmas period.
Score prediction: Everton 1-2 Tottenham (Sky Bet odds: 17/2)
The Toffees have shown their capabilities this season with some impressive performances but they could do with collecting some points before going into a Christmas period with some more than winnable fixtures. They have displayed good form on home soil, but Sunday could be testing as they have to endure long periods of being out of possession. Tottenham are on a roll and the Carabao Cup win over Arsenal will give them even more confidence. Even with a few injuries to contend with, they should come away from Goodison with all three points. Just. But it has the potential to be an entertaining encounter with some good technical players on show.
Best bet: 1pt Richarlison and Harry Kane to have 2+ shots on target each at 5/1
Both key men for their teams who are not afraid of trying their luck. Richarlison has taken 11 shots in his last three games and the Toffees will be hoping he can test Hugo Lloris on Sunday. We all know about Kane and his ability in front of goal. The England man often shoots, more than three times a game on average, so two shots on target is not out of question for him. This combined price looks eye-catching and a little generous considering their roles. Another market worth exploring is tackles, with Moussa Sissoko odds above to make two or more in the game. The French midfielder could start in the centre of the park due to injuries and it could be quite congested, so two tackles from him in the whole game is worth a small play too.
Goals: 1pt Harry Kane to score a goal assisted by Dele Alli at 10/1
A combination we have seen flourish over the years. Kane has scored seven goals in eight career appearances against Everton and adding both players in boosts the price nicely considering the England forward can be backed at around evens to net anytime. Kane made a quick impact from the bench in midweek, laying on Alli to score in the win at Arsenal and the midfielder can return the favour here. His floating position in a front three behind Kane means they often look out for each other in the final third.
- Everton are winless in their last 11 Premier League matches against Tottenham Hotspur (D5 L6). The Toffees’ last league victory over Spurs came back in December 2012 at Goodison Park (2-1).
- Spurs have won more games against Everton (25) than they have versus any other team in the Premier League.
- Everton are winless in their last 22 games against ‘big six’ opposition (D6 L16) since beating Man City 4-0 in January 2017.
- Everton are unbeaten in their last six home league games, winning four and drawing two.
- Spurs haven’t drawn any of their 17 league games this season – only Bolton in 2011-12 (18) have had a longer wait without a draw from the start of a Premier League campaign.
- Tottenham have won eight of their 10 away Premier League games this season, already more than they’d won in 20 of their previous 26 completed seasons in the competition.
- This will be just Tottenham’s third Sunday Premier League game this season – they’ve lost their previous two so far (vs Watford and Arsenal).
- Everton’s Richarlison has scored four goals in his last four Premier League home games.
- Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored a brace in each of his last three Premier League appearances against Everton – only Michael Owen vs Newcastle has netted two or more goals in four consecutive appearances vs a single team in the competition.
- Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has lost just one of his 11 Premier League encounters with Everton (W6 D4 L1), and is unbeaten in each of the last nine (W6 D3).
Odds correct at 1710 GMT (21/12/18)