Everton v Tottenham


In one of the games of the English football weekend, Everton host Tottenham at Goodison Park, as both teams look to bounce back from poor results last time out.

Everton suffered a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea last time out, which means the Toffees have picked up four points from their opening three Premier League games. However, the trip to Stamford Bridge was their third tough away clash in the space of six days.

On home soil, Everton are a formidable opponent. In fact, the Merseysiders have recorded victories in 10 of their last 11 games at home in the Premier League. The only exception to that run is when champions Chelsea recorded a 3-0 win at Goodison Park.

Their last two home games have resulted in 1-0 home wins, but prior to those victories, the previous five league games at Goodison Park produced over 2.5 goals.

Everton have failed to defeat Spurs in the last nine meetings in all competitions. However, five of those nine games have ended in draws, including three of the last four meetings between these two teams.

Tottenham have also kicked off their season by taking four points from their three Premier League games so far. Last time out Mauricio Pochettino’s side drew 1-1 against Burnley, with Clarets striker Chris Wood scoring a stoppage-time goal to deny Spurs maximum points.

Tottenham have a strong recent away record in the Premier League, winning six of their last seven games on their travels. Their only league win of the campaign so far came on the opening day at Newcastle.

Team News

Everton have a long injury list heading into this clash, with Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori, Ross Barkley and Yannick Bolasie long-term absentees. Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Mason Holgate and James McCarthy are also doubtful for the clash.

For the visitors, playmaker Erik Lamela is sidelined through injury, while Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and new signing Fernando Llorente are rated doubtful. New signing Serge Aurier could make his debut at right-back.

Match Prediction

Everton have a strong home record, but Tottenham have a good record on the road in the Premier League. I can see this game being tight and ending in a draw.

12/5 Odds