Tottenham travel to Goodison Park on Wednesday night looking to turn off a recent poor run of form that saw them lose three straight games before beating West Bromwich Albion over the weekend.
The return of Harry Kane after missing a few games through injury, proved pivotal for Jose Mourinho’s men as the England skipper netted once in the 2-0 victory.
Spurs have already seen off Marine and Wycombe Wanderers to get this far in the FA Cup, and Mourinho has plenty of selection headaches ahead of the weekend’s clash with Manchester City in the Premier League.
Everton on the other hand saw off Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in the Fourth round of the cup and will be confident ahead of the midweek clash.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are in 7th place on the English Premier League table with 37 points, one ahead of eighth-place Tottenham though the London club has played a game more.
No doubt it will be a tough one to call but here is all you need to know ahead of the palatable encounter.
What time does Everton vs Spurs start?
The game kicks off at 11:15pm Kenyan time at Goodison Park.
Everton vs Spurs team news
Robin Olsen will start in goal for the toffees as England number one Jordan Pickford remains sidelined with a rib injury and James Rodriguez joins him after being subbed with a thigh strain against Man United.
Josh King, who came off the bench at Old Trafford, is in line for his start and the likes of Yerry Mina, Seamus Coleman and Alex Iwobi also pushing for starting XI spots.
For the visitors, it’s doubtful Mourinho will risk Kane again, especially with Man City awaiting them this weekend so this could mean a start for Carlos Vinicius.
Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso are still out injured meaning Eric Dier could return to the fold and Gareth Bale and Steve Bergwijn also expected to start.
Everton vs Spurs head to head
Everton have won an inferior 8 times out of the 44 matches played between these two sides, including a 1-0 away victory the last time they went head to head last September.
Spurs have been superior, winning 20 times and the remaining 16 resulting in a stalemate.
Everton vs Spurs current form
The visitors come into the game after winning twice and losing three in a row out of their last five outings.
Everton have only lost once in their last 5 games, a 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle United. They have won twice and drawn a similar number out of their last 5.
Everton vs Spurs prediction
Goals will not be rare in this encounter with both teams desperately looking to make it into the next round of the domestic cup.
Everton have been on a better run of form and could edge Spurs.