Everton v Tottenham Hotspur Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 06, 2017
Goodison Park - Premier League
This is a game that could go either way but Tottenham Hotspur ultimately have more class and cohesion than a new-look Everton learning to play together. Spurs won at a canter at Newcastle and will need to be good on the road as their home games will see visitors raise their game on their day out at Wembley.
Everton haven’t beaten Spurs at home in the last four meetings. Tottenham won 1-0 at Goodison in May 2015 with their last two visits finishing 1-1, while back in 2013-14 the fixture was goalless. Tight defences then with no team scoring more than one in this fixture on Merseyside since 2012 when the home side edged it 2-1. That was The Toffees' last league win over Spurs, home or away.
Everton will hope to have Jordan Pickford available after the UK’s costliest goalkeeper pulled out of the recent England squad while they might wish Wayne Rooney hadn’t retired from international football given the off-field mess he got into during the international break. Ross Barkley won't be fit for a few months and both he and Kevin Mirallas, who is in contention, will have to concentrate on their current club after failed deadline day moves.
Tottenham will have Dele Alli and his middle finger available but Victor Wanyama and Kieran Trippier both might not make it. If the latter isn’t fit then Serge Aurier should make his debut.
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur Preview and Predictions
Two ambitious sides clash straight after an international break they have spent brooding over their last result. Spurs will be pleased to be away from Wembley after being held by Burnley last time out. Prior to that Chelsea took the spoils from Tottenham’s temporary home before comfortably beating Everton at Stamford Bridge. At Goodison Everton have won three out of three so far without conceding, while away from home Spurs won easily at Newcastle.
Everton are 13/5 to finally beat Spurs at home with Spurs fancied at 11/10 and the odds on a draw 12/5.
Harry Kane got back on the goal trail for England at Malta and now he’s neither in August or at Wembley is a better bet for the first goal at 7/2. If you take Wayne Rooney to score again he is 13/2 to score first. Dele Ali meanwhile is 6/1 to make his point with the first goal and Fernando Llorente is 5/1 to open the scoring on his debut when he comes up against his old Swansea teammate Gylfi Sigurdsson is 9/1.
Everton have a lot of top talent but ultimately Tottenham have even more. With home advantage and a good home record Ronald Koeman’s side could easily come out on top but the odds say stick with Spurs.
Gylfi Sigurdsson to score first at 9/1
In a traditionally tight game, set-pieces could be crucial and there’s no one better – plus its against Sigurdsson’s former employers.
Draw and both teams to score at 18/5
Three of the last four at Goodison have finished all square and there is rarely more than one goal between these clubs.