Tottenham Hotspur v Everton: Spurs Looking to Continue the Comeback
Spurs bounced back to winning ways in the league with a 1-0 victory over Brighton last time out. It was a little too close for comfort at times, but this was a solid result against a strong team and the margin could have been wider.
On Wednesday night, Tottenham picked up another three points, this time in the Champions League. The 3-2 scoreline against Eintracht Frankfurt flattered the Germans to an extent and should have been much wider.
Next up is a home game against Everton this Saturday and, once again, we are booked in for the 5.30pm kick off. Frank Lampard’s men don’t necessarily look like relegation candidates this time around, but they’re not exactly threatening the European places either.
Will the game go with form or will Spurs come unstuck against the Toffees?
Writing this on a Thursday morning following a Wednesday night Champions League game makes it tough to list team news with any great certainty. What we do know is that Emerson Royal is continuing a three match ban for his red card at the start of the month.
Lucas Moura was a surprise inclusion on the bench for the Frankfurt game and he will be pushing for a start. Dejan Kulusevski continued to miss out but could feature on that subs’ bench this time.
Aside from that, all of the substitutions on Wednesday night seemed to be tactical and precautionary. We’re not expecting any additions to the absentee list but do check the club’s official website if you want confirmed team news.
Spurs start as favourites but the odds on a home win may look alarmingly short for anyone looking to back the hosts. Tottenham are available at a best of 1/2 with Coral and Quinnbet while the draw is the next option at 37/10 with Vbet.
Completing the result betting is a win for Everton and this can currently be claimed at 6/1 with BetFred.
Defeat at home to Manchester United last weekend means that the Toffees remain on ten points from nine games and they currently sit in 12th place. Overall form isn’t great and they aren’t scoring too many goals either. Across all competitions, Everton have only scored twice in one out of ten games and that was at home to struggling Southampton.
Harry Kane was on target last Saturday and the opener against Brighton was his eighth league goal of the campaign. Our main striker also scored from the penalty spot in midweek and he’s an obvious favourite to open the scoring at 3/1 with Unibet. Son Heung-Min follows at 4/1 with Quinnbet while Richarlison is next at 5/1 with Quinnbet and 888Sport.
Everton’s first name is that of Dominic Calvert-Lewin who scored the only goal in a corresponding fixture a couple of seasons back. Calvert-Lewin can be backed at 8/1 with 888Sport.
Other options from within the Spurs squad include Dejan Kulusevski at 8/1 with Unibet, Ivan Perisic at 14/1 with Quinnbet and Ryan Sessegnon at 16/1 with Quinnbet.
Moving away from the player betting, Both Teams to Score is on offer for Saturday at 4/5 with Quinnbet. Those that prefer the ‘no’ option on BTTS can currently get 10/11 with BetFred and Betway.
Next in our regular round up of side markets is Total Goals where a stake Above the 2.5 line can be met with best odds of 13/16 with Vbet. If you’re comfortable with pushing that one stage further, betting on Over 3.5 goals will attract 15/8 with 888Sport and Betway.
If, however, you suspect that this will be another low scoring evening, it’s back to VBet for a top price of 12/11 for Under 2.5 goals.
Our regular round ups of side bets usually finish with some Correct Score suggestions and this will be no exception. Those that agree with the bookies’ assessment of this game could look at the 3-1 home win which is available at 11/1 with 888Sport and Ladbrokes. A 1-0 win for Everton can be backed at 18/1 with Ladbrokes again while the 2-2 draw is quoted at 18/1 with VBet.
Last season’s corresponding fixture provided one of those rare games where you could watch Spurs without too many alarms. The game was played on March 7th at a time when Everton were firm candidates for relegation.
Tottenham were homing in on that Champions League slot and would emerge as comfortable, 5-0 winners. A Michael Keane own goal broke the deadlock on 14 minutes and Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane made it 3-0 before the break.
The game was all over ahead of the hour mark. Sergio Reguilon added the fourth before Kane rounded off the scoring. Spurs were rarely troubled and it could well have been more from that point onwards. Everyone was on top form and, if I remember it correctly, this was one of those games where Dejan Kulusevski began to really stand out.
Everton’s slow start to the season and our own good form points to a comfortable home win. That’s why the match market is how it is but we know that the Toffees can be a dangerous team when at their best. Everton came here at the start of the 2020/21 season and left with a 1-0 win but this isn’t such a good side in 2022/23.
Those goal statistics aren’t encouraging for Toffees fans either but there’s always scope for an upset.
We’ll avoid tipping the result but we’ll be looking for a few goals in this one. Everton’s scoring record suggests otherwise but trends are there to be broken.
It would be nice to see some scoring contributions beyond Kane and Son but we may have to rely on those two if we are to enjoy a comfortable evening. With that in mind, we’ll start by tipping Sonny for an anytime goal. He’s made a welcome return to form with five goals in his last five games.
Son’s contributions should help the match to climb above the 3.5 goal mark and we’ll also add in Both Teams to Score. It’s always wrong to be complacent but it’s been a positive few weeks overall and Everton continue to struggle after a slow start.
- Over 3.5 Goals at 15/8 with 888Sport
- Both Teams to Score at 4/5 with Quinnbet
- Son Heung-Min to score at any time in 90 minutes at 29/20 with Unibet