After watching Samuel Eto’o hop off to Sampdoria on a free transfer, Everton are undoubtedly short of quality up front; beyond Romelu Lukaku, who has yet to justify his £28m summer transfer fee, only the oft-injured Arouna Kone inhabits the Toffees senior centre-forward ranks.
If Blues boss Roberto Martinez is in the market to remedy these failings, he’d do well to catch Tunisia’s African Cup of Nations quarter-final clash with Equatorial Guinea.
The Eagles of Carthage are 23/20 favourites to beat the 5/2 tournament hosts, which is hardly surprising given the form Georges Leekens’ strikers are in.
Ahmed Akaichi’s opener in the 1-1 draw against DR Congo, a result that secured Tunisia top spot in Group B, was the former Ingolstadt striker’s second of the tournament, making him joint top scorer so far despite failing to bag against Cape Verde first time out.
If Akaichi carries on the way he’s going, Tunisian side Esperance de Tunis will be fielding plenty of calls regarding his availability, although the 25-year-old’s international strike partner Yassine Chikhaoui deserves just as much attention.
Chikhaoui picked up WhoScored.com’s man of the match award against DR Congo, after firing in four shots, making three tackles and laying on Akaichi’s winner.
The FC Zurich regular will be much harder to get having notched ten times in all competitions this term for the Swiss Super League side, including five in his past six domestic matches.
In other ACoN news, the second quarter final will be between Congo and DR Congo, so watch your betting slips. It doesn’t help that they’re close in price at 33/20 and 19/10 respectively.
Ghana await the runners-up from Group D, with Ivory Coast, Mali, Cameroon and Guinea on two points apiece after two games each, while Algeria will take on the winners.