Everton’s misfiring strikers may not get a better chance to open their season account as they face a Tottenham team who have seemingly forgotten how to keep a clean sheet.
David Moyes’ team have showed signs of turning around their disastrous start of late with two straight wins, while they are unbeaten in three Premier League fixtures.
Everton are 11/4 to beat Tottenham, but to do so they will have to win successive away matches in the Premier League for the first time since May 2009.
Meanwhile, they do not have the greatest track record in London of late, failing to win on their last four visits.
Tottenham are 1/1 to beat Everton and a victory would guarantee that they would sit in at least fifth spot in the Premier League standings after the next round of fixtures.
One problem facing Everton is that none of their strikers have managed a goal in the Premier League yet this season.
Tim Cahill has scored four of their eight goals from midfield and is 7/1 to open the scoring against Spurs, while Yakubu struck Everton’s goal at White Hart Lane last season and is also 7/1 in the same market.
Their chances of scoring are enhanced by the fact that Tottenham have not kept a clean sheet in their last ten games in all competitions.
For Spurs, Rafael van der Vaart will be refreshed after being suspended for their Champions League defeat at Inter Milan and is 6/1 to score first and grab a fourth league goal since his recent move from Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale is 9/1 to be the first goalscorer and he may attract support following his hat-trick against Inter.
Everton have won on three of their last four Premier League visits to White Hart Lane. See the full Tottenham vs Everton match betting odds market.