13:30 Sunday

Football betting analyst Mark O’Haire is back with his latest Premier League predictions for this weekend’s matches.

This weekend's long shot bet for Oddschecker Unlimited subscribers can still be backed at greater than 10/1 on Sky Bet, while Mark has two tips for the FA Cup semi-finals here.

James Tarkowski Over 0.5 Shots

Advised Bet: 1pt @ 3/4 BetVictor

Everton face Nottingham Forest in an enormous six-pointer at the bottom end of the Premier League on Sunday afternoon and I’m anticipating a tight and scrappy encounter at Goodison Park. With opportunities potentially few and far between, dead-ball situations could be crucial to the outcome of the Merseyside match-up.

Everton, under the guidance of Sean Dyche, take particular pride in their set-piece proficiency and are sure to put extra focus on their delivery this weekend with Forest owning quite comfortably the worst defensive record from dead-ball situations. The Tricky Trees have conceded 21 EPL goals from set-pieces, excluding penalties.

Towering Toffees centre-half James Tarkowski is always a target from free-kicks and corners and so the 3/4 (1.75) from BetVictor on the Everton defender covering the Over 0.5 Shots line holds plenty of appeal. It’s landed in six of his last 10 home league fixtures, including encounters against Man City, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Man Utd.