Tottenham Travel to Goodison Park
Last updated: October 30, 2019 by Leon Marshal
|Last Meeting:||Spurs 2 – 2 Everton|
The big one this weekend features Everton against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. Tottenham were third favourites to win the league but have suffered from a rocky start, and inconsistent results whereas Everton can’t find their form from last season that saw them finish 8th.
It appeared it was going to be a perfect day for Everton against Brighton in last weekend’s game. Richarlison cancelled out Pascal Gross’s early free-kick, and Calvert-Lewin played the part of super-sub, scoring just two minutes after coming on to give the Toffees a 2-1 lead. VAR had not awarded a penalty that the referee hadn’t already seen all season but this changed in the 80th minute when the technology ruled that Aaron Connolly had been fouled in the box by Michael Keane, Neal Maupay made no mistake from the spot and levelled the game. Things went from bad to worse for Everton when captain Lucas Digne scored a dramatic own goal deep into injury time to gift wrap the three points for Brighton.
Everton have had a poor start to the season with just three wins, one draw and six defeats and are struggling to match their form of last season that saw them finish eighth and boast the highest goal difference outside the top six teams. Their biggest concern is the form of Gylifi Sigurdsson, who had scored thirteen goals last season but only has one to his name this term. Also worrying is New signing Moise Kean’s inability to get into the side, he’s without a goal or an assist so far since his £30m move from Juventus and has only played for a total of 106 minutes. Everton will be looking towards 22-year-old Richarlison who has been in good form, the Brazilian has scored two and assisted two so far.
Tottenham losing to Liverpool was no surprise, we were spot on with our prediction last week when we predicted a narrow win to Liverpool and both teams to score. Harry Kane gave Spurs an early lead; the Tottenham striker was first to react when Son’s shot rebounded off the crossbar after just 45 seconds. However, after that goal, the Reds laid siege to Tottenham’s goal, and they had the heroics of Paulo Gazzaniga to thank for keeping them in the game. Replacing World Cup-winning captain, Hugo Lloris, the Argentine made 12 saves to save his side from a humiliating defeat, but he couldn’t keep out Jordan Henderson close-range shot and Mo Salah’s penalty.
The lack of hunger and passion by the team has seen several players suffer a drop in form most notably Christian Eriksen who openly pushed for a move in the transfer window. Spurs look like they need an injection of new blood at the club to challenge for places and put pressure on the existing players who have been together for a while. Tottenham did buy in the summer, £55m rated Giovani Lo Celso who is on loan from Real Betis Balompié has just played 46 minutes while £30m Ryan Sessegnon is yet to feature but are all fit to play. Tanguy Ndombele, who they broke their club record fee when they signed him for £65m, has so far scored two goals and one assist but has only played a full ninety minutes in two of the ten games.
Everton have not beaten Spurs in the last 13 attempts dating back to 9th December 2012, but Spurs are yet to win away from home so far. Both teams will be desperate for a result after disappointing starts to the campaign.
Everton has not won against Spurs in 13 fixtures and have one win in their last five and currently have three wins in the league.
Wonder kid Moise Kean is yet to score after netting six goals in 13 appearances for Juventus in the Italian League last season.
£30m Sessegnon and £55m Giovani Lo Celso are both fit and could make their full debuts in the match against Everton.
Pochettino’s position as Tottenham’s manager might not be under immediate threat, but the bookies have the Argentine as the third favourite for the sack.
|Everton (4-3-3):||Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Gomes, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin|
|Subs:||Lossi, Holgate, Delph, Iwobi, Davies, Kean, Coleman|
|Tottenham (4-3-3):||Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Ndombele, Winks, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Kane|
|Subs:||Austin, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Moura, Dier, Lamella, Sissoko, Lo Celso|
So Far This Season
|Everton This Season||Tottenham This Season|
|3 (0)||Wins (away)||3 (0)|
|2 – 0 v West Ham||Biggest Win||4 – 0 v C Palace|
|1 (1)||Draws (away)||3 (2)|
|1 – 3 v Bournemouth||Biggest Defeat||0 – 3 v Brighton|
|Calvert-Lewin (3)||Top Goal Scorer||Kane (6)|
|Y18, R2||Discipline||Y22, R1|
|4||Failures to Score||2|
|40%||Both Teams to Score Games||70%|
|40%||Over 2.5 Goals||80%|
|60%||Under 2.5 Goals||20%|
- Everton and Tottenham have played each other 54 times, Tottenham have won 26 times against Everton’s 8 with 20 draws between them.
- It has been 13 matches (7 Lost and 6 Drawn) since Everton last won this fixture dating back to 9th December 2012.
- There is a 2 point difference between the two sides with Everton being better defensively with three clean sheets against Tottenham’s one.
- Everton has problems in front of goal averaging just one goal per match compared to Tottenham’s average of 1.6 goals per game.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|12/05/2019||EPL||Spurs 2 – 2 Everton||Dier 3’|
|23/12/2018||EPL||Everton 2 – 6 Spurs||Walcott 21′|
|13/01/2018||EPL||Spurs 4 – 0 Everton||Son 26′|
|09/09/2017||EPL||Everton 0 – 3 Spurs||Kane 28’|
|05/03/2017||EPL||Spurs 3 – 2 Everton||Kane 20’|
Conclusion & Betting Tips
Everton and Tottenham both have three wins in the league so far, with all wins coming at home. With that statistic you’d fancy Everton. However, Tottenham always seem to have goals in them, and Everton’s defence are likely to be tested by Kane and co. Neither club would be happy with a point, but a score draw seems likely. 888sport are offering 5/2 for a draw, 11/2 for 1-1 and 21/2 for 2-2.