Knowing that three points this weekend could see them move within touching distance of the European spots, Everton will welcome Crystal Palace to Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.
Pulling off what was a stunning late comeback to snatch what could be a crucial 3-2 win away at Watford last time out, the Blues are unbeaten in their last four Premier League appearances.
On the flip side, after being hit with a 1-0 defeat at home against high-flyers Sheffield United last weekend, the Eagles find themselves in the midst of what has become a sticky patch.
Despite picking up what was a shock point away at Manchester City last month, Roy Hodgson’s men have suffered back-to-back defeats and are yet to record a single victory since opening the New Year.
With Everton and Palace playing out a 0-0 draw when they met earlier in the season, you might be interested to know that the two sides have played out back-to-back goalless stalemates. Betting offers like draw at Goodison this weekend can be found priced at 14/5 with Ladbrokes.
Everton show their resolve
While many of last week’s traveling support may have been rightfully concerned to see Everton fall two goals behind at Vicarage Road, few would have expected the Toffees’ stellar comeback.
With Theo Walcott striking an injury-time winner against Watford, despite playing the majority of the second half with 10-men, new Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti was rightfully filled with praise for his side’s hard-fought resolve.
Knowing that another victory on Saturday would see them move within a point off fifth-place Spurs, the former Napoli boss has seen his side lose just a sole Premier League matchup in their last 10 appearances.
Appearing to also find a much more clinical edge in the final third, Ancelotti will be calling on leading marksman Dominic Calvert-Lewin to extend on his recent purple patch this weekend.
With five top-flight goals in his last seven outings, you might be interested to know that the 22-year-old can be found priced at 6/4 with Coral to extend on that tally on Saturday lunchtime.
Elsewhere, after receiving two second-half bookings last weekend, Fabian Delph will serve a one-match suspension and be unavailable for selection.
While Palace’s oldest Premier League XI may have managed to ask Sheffield United a string of questions last week, Vicente Guaita’s remarkable own goal gifted the Blades all three points and has seen the Eagles continue on what has been a worrying rut.
Despite managing to hold on to a point against reigning champions Manchester City last month, Roy Hodgson’s men have failed to win any of their last seven matches across all formats, a run that also saw them hit with a shock 1-0 defeat against Championship outfit Derby in the FA Cup.
With attacking talisman Wilfried Zaha failing to find the net in his last eight Premier League matches on the bounce, the former England boss has seen his side not record a strike in back-to-back top-flight outings.
Recording just 22 league goals this season and holding the worst attacking record in the division, you might be interested to know that Saturday’s guests can be found priced at 1/1 with William Hill to draw another blank this weekend.