Everton v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips & Predictions - Saturday 2nd November 2019

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Only a nightmare of truly epic proportions this Sunday will see Spurs miss out on a top four finish. Mauricio Pochettino’s men can only drop down to fifth if defeat against Everton is combined with an Arsenal win big enough to make up an eight-goal swing in goal difference. As unlikely at it seems, it was only three years ago when Tottenham slipped behind the Gunners on the seasonal finale following a 5-1 loss to Newcastle.

At the very least, Spurs are guaranteed a spot in the Europa League, something that became out of Everton’s reach last weekend due to Wolves’ win over Fulham. The result also ended hopes of improving on last year’s finish but Marco Silva is at least able to boast a better points tally, a sign of some progress.

Top Tips

Everton to win @ 14/5

Under 2.5 goals @ evens

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Tottenham Hotspur News: Son suspension appealed

Tottenham Players Lining Up Before Match at White Hart Lane
Dubs Wilson, flickr

Tottenham played almost half of last weekend’s test with Bournemouth with just nine men on the pitch following the dismissal of Heung Min-Son and Juan Foyth. While few Spurs fans had any issues with the second red, many deemed the first excessive. Reacting to an act of aggression by Jefferson Lerma, Son shoved the Cherries midfielder to the ground. You often see players punished less severely for a push but it is hard to see the FA completely overturning the ban, although they may decide to shorten the suspension.

Vertonghen back after injury scare

A nasty collision with compatriot Toby Alderweireld ended with blood pouring from Jan Vertonghen’s nose during the first semi-final clash with Ajax. It looked for a moment that the defender was able to continue but his legs soon buckled from underneath him as medical staff helped him off the pitch. Immediate suspicions of concussion grew but shortly after the match, tests revealed that this was not the case. Due to the absence of a serious head injury, the masked defender is fit to play in this match but fellow defender Davinson Sanchez is a major doubt.

Everton News: Richarlison fighting to be fit

Everton's Goodison Park

The only black mark during Everton’s win over Burnley last Friday was that record-signing Richarlison had to be substituted following a reoccurrence of a rib problem. Theo Walcott was his replacement but the Englishman is a far less effective option as his paltry tally of four league goals shows. The Toffees’ chances in this game will be handed a big boost if the Brazilian returns but his involvement hangs in the balance. You would fancy Marco Silva would be prepared to give him a try though with a long summer break just round the corner.

Gomes back from suspension

It is not known for sure whether or not Richarlison will be able to feature here but there are no such doubts for Andre Gomes. The Portuguese midfielder has finally served the three-match suspension awarded to him for a stamp on Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic. Having been a regular this season, an immediate return to the starting line-up looks likely. It might be his final match wearing the Prince Rupert Tower on his chest though with rumours suggesting several teams are keen on his signature this summer.

Analysis: Tottenham stumble across the finishing line

A place in next year’s Champions League is virtually guaranteed for Mauricio Pochettino for a fourth season running but how unconvincing it has been. The London club were in a commanding position to finish third but 10 points from 11 matches forced them to sweat. Sparing them was the poor form of the teams around them as their failings have handed Spurs a lucky escape.

Tired Spurs there for the taking

It has been a long season for Tottenham, made to feel even longer by a series of injuries to important players. Having given it their all against Ajax in midweek, there are likely to be some tired legs spotted in London this Sunday. You cannot take too much from the loss to Bournemouth due to the two dismissals but even in the two league matches before this Spurs looked rather laboured. Everton on the other hand have shown real quality in recent weeks. Five wins from the last seven is their joint best period of league form under Silva and the way they are performing will give them a fantastic chance of winning this match (14/5).

Toffees beginning to harden

Plenty of doubts were cast over Silva when Spurs hammered Everton 6-2 just before Christmas but the Toffees manager is held in better standing now. Set pieces used to be the 41-year-old’s Achilles heel but he has done a fantastic job of fixing that issue in recent weeks. Not only are his men far better at coping with dead ball situations but they look stronger in open play too, resulting in six clean sheets from their last seven matches. A rear-guard this solid should have few issues keeping a Spurs attack, missing Son and Kane, at bay so back a fourth consecutive Tottenham home game to feature under 2.5 goals (evens).

Recent Matches

Although Everton are worth gambling on this weekend, their recent record against Tottenham is a truly horrible one. Not only are the Merseysiders 12 matches without a win against the London club but they have leaked 20 goals during the past four clashes.

23rd December 2018: Everton 2 – 6 Tottenham Hotspur

Despite drawing first blood in this match, things quickly turned sour for Everton. Theo Walcott opened the scoring but the lead was short lived as Heung Min Son squeezed home from a tight angle following a Jordan Pickford mix-up. The Everton keeper pulled the ball out his net another three times in the following 21 minutes as Spurs ruthlessly tore their opponents apart. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goal sparked some life into the home crowd but further responses from Son and Harry Kane ended any faint glimmer of a comeback.

13th January 2018: Tottenham Hotspur 4 – 0 Everton

Back in January 2018, Tottenham cruised to a 4-0 win over Everton at Wembley. Son gave Spurs the lead on 26 minutes, with Kane scoring twice after half time. Christian Eriksen completed the scoring with nine minutes left to give Pochettino’s men an emphatic home victory.

9th September 2017: Everton 0 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur

At Goodison Park back in September of the 2017/18 season, Kane scored twice and Eriksen netted to give the visitors a comfortable 3-0 away win. Tottenham dominated on Merseyside, restricting the Toffees to just one shot on target in the entire match.

5th March 2017: Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 2 Everton

In the final fixture between the pair at White Hart Lane in March 2017, Tottenham edged a five-goal thriller. A Kane double had Spurs 2-0 up, but Romelu Lukaku’s late goal made things interesting. Dele Alli restored Tottenham’s two-goal advantage, with Enner Valencia pulling one back in stoppage time. The reverse match that season ended 1-1, with Aaron Lennon and Alli on the scoresheet.

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