Europa League contingent Spurs and Everton both in Sunday action
Considering the starting XI that Mauricio Pochettino picked to play in Belgrade, the goalless draw wasn’t a bad result. The Argentine coach of Tottenham rested a number of first-team players ahead of the home game with West Bromwich Albion, and the north London side are odds-on at 1/2 to record a victory.
Although Spurs defended well in eastern Europe, they offered little going forward, as reflected in their personnel and didn’t create many clear-cut chances.
For the visit of the Baggies, who are 6/1 to win, they are expected to recall the likes of Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Etienne Capoue and Eric Dier to their line-up, while vice-captain Emmanuel Adebayor, and Belgium pair Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele didn’t travel.
In the previous fixture between the two teams back in March, it ended 3-3, with Tottenham attacker Harry Kane getting on the scoresheet. The 21-year-old is 6/1 to get the last goal, as he looks unlikely to start after playing the full match against Partizan.
Their best chance of scoring could be Adebayor, who is 9/2 to net the opener, while Spurs top scorer Chadli is 5/1 in the same market.
West Brom’s only goals of the season so far have come from striker Saido Berahino, who bagged a brace in Baggies’ first game of the season against Sunderland, following it up with another double for the England Under-21 team. He is 18/1 to for two goals or more here.
Everton, meanwhile, host Crystal Palace, who shocked Goodison Park towards the end of last season, when they recorded a 3-2 victory over the Toffees. Having beaten Wolfsburg 4-1 in their first Europa League outing, the Merseyside outfit are odds-on at 4/9 to send the Eagles back home with nothing. Palace are 15/2 to repeat a shock win, and 70/1 to edge another five-goal thriller.
Kevin Mirallas was on target against Wolfsburg, and the Belgian is 6/1 to net the opener, while the south London side, who are yet to get a Premier League win, may call upon top scorer in all competitions Dwight Gayle. The expensive 23-year-old, purchased last year from Peterborough United, is 9/1 to break the deadlock.