Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Betting Tips: Can the Toffees leapfrog Spurs in the table?
Drew Goodsell | 6 July 2020
Odds and preview ahead of tonight’s Premier League game
Despite their indifferent form coming into the match, Tottenham are the favourites at 21/20, with Everton out at 27/10 to claim three points. You can find the draw at 12/5.
A 90th minute equaliser from Cenk Tosun secured a point for Everton in a 1-1 draw in the last meeting between the two. You can find a repeat score line at 11/2.
Harry Kane has scored two or more in the last four Premier League matches against Everton, and could become the first to do it in five consecutive matches here. He’s 10/3 to score first, or you can find 13/10 anytime with 13/2 on him scoring two or more.
For the Toffees, it’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin who leads the way as 4/1 favourite to score first. There’s 8/5 on him anytime, with Richarlison looking to continue his good form with a goal. He’s 9/4 anytime.
After several years of fighting for the title, it’s been a season to forget for Spurs fans with their team down in 10th, 12 points off a Champions League spot.
Twelve games into the season, Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure as boss came to an end, with the team down in 14th with 14 points, winning only three of their opening 12 fixtures.
At that point, with 26 matches left in the season, there was no real need to panic despite being 11 points away from a top four spot. Spurs last failed to make the top four in 2014/15, and haven’t missed out on a top six place since the 2009/09 campaign.
Jose Mourinho knows what it takes to get a side up the table, and after he was brought in to replace the Argentine, more solidity from the squad and an upturn in form was expected.
However, 20 Premier League matches into his reign, he’s guided Spurs to eight wins, five draws and seven defeats, including a 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United last time out.
Since the restart, they’ve managed a 1-1 draw against high-flying Manchester United and a 2-0 win over strugglers West Ham, as well as that defeat to Sheffield United.
In contrast, Carlo Ancelotti has managed to make his Everton side click. A solid 0-0 draw against city rivals Liverpool restarted their campaign, before two wins against the league’s bottom side Norwich City and third-placed Leicester.
They’re just a point behind Mourinho’s Spurs side now, and a win could take them up to ninth in the table, five points behind Wolves in sixth.
It could be a tricky task for Ancelotti’s side though, as Mourinho has never lost a home game against Everton in his managerial career. In nine matches, he’s led his sides to seven wins and two draws.
But only Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City have scored more points than Everton in the Premier League since Ancelotti’s arrival, with the Toffees picking up 25 points from a possible 42 since his first match in charge on Boxing Day.
Both sides face relatively tough run ins too, with Spurs set to face Arsenal and Leicester in their last four matches, while Everton have the in-form Southampton yet to come, as well as Wolves and Sheffield United who are both still in the hunt for a European spot.
Mourinho isn’t faced with any fresh injury concerns for tonight’s match though, with only Japhet Tanganga and Juan Foyth ruled out through long term injury.
Troy Parrott has been closing in on a return to the squad in recent weeks, but this one may come slightly too soon.
It’s expected that Mourinho will make changes from the side that lost out to Sheffield United, with Jan Vertonghen and Tanguy Ndombele the most likely beneficiaries. The pair could make their first league starts since the resumption of the Premier League.
Ancelotti will have to do without Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Cenk Tosun and Fabian Delph for their trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Theo Walcott and Djibril Sidibe are doubts for the match too, as is Richarlison after he was forced off in the 2-1 win over Leicester last time out.
Those absentees could see a return to the side for Bernard and Tom Davies, while former Spurs man Gylfi Sigurdsson could play a role from the bench as fatigue looks to set in.
All odds and markets are correct as of date of publication.