Tottenham vs. Everton / Premier League – The last match of the 23rd round of English Premier League is at the same time the most interesting of all, as fifth-placed Tottenham meets at London’s Wembley ninth-positioned Everton, which currently has significant 14 points fewer. The difference was created after the Everton’s latest four-game winless streak of two draws and two defeats, while at the same time the Spurs won three and drew one match. Besides, their match played last autumn at Goodison had ended as Tottenham sound victory of 3-0. Begins: 13.01.2018 – 18:30 CET
All this tells us that the Spurs are great favourite to win the Saturday’s match. The judgment is shared by bookies as it can be seen through offered odds but the home team is very much aware that the guests from London shouldn’t be underestimated even for a second given their high-quality team. On the other hand, coach Pochettino relies the most in current form of his players, first of all in the best scorer of Premier League Kane, who last weekend scored two goals in the FA Cup match and greatly contributed to home victory of his team over AFC Wimbledon 3-0.
Before that Tottenham merely drew at Wembley with city rival West Ham 1-1, and now again lags behind fourth-placed Liverpool for three points, while on the other hand the Spurs have two points more than sixth-placed Arsenal. Coach Pochettino players had recently had three-game winning streak in the league when they scored even 10 goals, which suggests that now against Everton they will play maximally offensively. Let’ add that due to injuries out of action are only defenders Alderweireld and Rose.
Probable lineups Tottenham: Lloris – Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies – Dier, Wanyama – Son, Alli, Eriksen – Kane
This tough away match with Tottenham comes at not a good moment for Everton given its three-game losing streak, where two matches were lost in the league and one in the FA Cup. The FA Cup match was played last weekend when they met their city rival Liverpool at Anfield and lost 2-1. Before that they were defeated by the same result in Bournemouth, while at home Manchester United won their head-to-head by 2-0.
Before the latest losing streak Everton drew two matches in a row, and it translates that coach Allardyce players didn’t win in last five matches but given their recent positive series of four wins and one draw the situation in the table is still not alarming as they occupy the ninth place. However, several days ago Everton brought Turkish forward Tosun, while on the other hand out of action due to injuries are still defenders Coleman, Funes Mori, Kane and Baines.
Probable lineups Everton: Pickford – Kenny, Jagielka, Williams, Martina – Gueye, Schneiderlin – Bolasie, Rooney, Sigurdsson – Tosun
Tottenham – Everton PICK
We have said in the introduction that bookies probably favour the Spurs too much in this match and we have opted instead for a pick with plenty of goals, as both teams have problems with absences of defence players.
Pick: over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.70 at bet365 (down to 1.65 can be played)
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