Everton v Tottenham Hotspur Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 19, 2018
Goodison Park - Premier League
Tottenham bring an excellent recent record into this weekend’s game, although Everton will enjoy home comforts at Goodison Park on Sunday. The Toffees are out of form right now, but have more time to prepare after Tottenham’s League Cup clash with Arsenal on Wednesday night.
Spurs have won the the last three meetings between the teams, and are unbeaten in their last 11 against Everton. Last season, Tottenham won 3-0 at Goodison before going one better in a 4-0 victory over the Toffees at Wembley.
Idrissa Gana Gueye is a doubt for this game due to a tight groin. Apart from that, fellow midfielder James McCarthy is Marco Silva’s only other potential absentee, as he continues to build up his fitness following a return to training from a broken leg.
Davinson Sanchez could return to Tottenham’s defence, which would be a major boost with Jan Vertonghen out until the new year. Fellow defensively-minded players Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are also injured, along with Mousa Dembele.
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur Preview and Predictions
It’s been a stop/start season so far for Everton, and they’re certainly on pause at the moment. Tottenham are also in a limbo of their own as they await their move to their new stadium, while Mauricio Pochettino has been strongly linked with a move away from the club.
Everton have failed to win any of their last four matches, losing twice away at Liverpool and Manchester City. It’s their home form that’s more the concern though, after the Toffees failed to beat either Newcastle or Watford. Everton are very much in the chasing pack for the European places, but another defeat here would put them on the back foot heading into the busy Christmas period. With that in mind, a draw wouldn’t be the worst result for Silva’s side, and it’s priced at 5/2.
The hosts are 12/5 for the win, which would be their first since beating Cardiff 1-0 at home towards the end of November. Tottenham meanwhile are 11/8, making them the favourites. Spurs have won their last three Premier League matches since losing to Arsenal in the north London derby, also claiming a point against Barcelona in the Nou Camp to secure progression to the Champions League knockout rounds in that time.
Tottenham to win and BTTS at 16/5
Spurs are the favourites to win this game, but Everton have a number of players capable of hitting the back of the net.
Harry Kane to score first at 7/2
The English striker has scored six goals in his last three games against Everton, and should be fit to play following an illness.