Everton v Spurs Tips & Betting Preview
Will Spurs' clash with the Toffees be a sweet one?
It’s a fairly quiet Sunday of Premier League football, but Everton v Spurs is still set to be a fascinating matchup. Mauricio Pochettino’s men will undoubtedly be buzzing after dumping rivals Arsenal out of the EFL Cup, but the festive footballing schedule stops for no side, so attention will have swiftly turned to their trip to Merseyside.
Spurs have an exceptionally good away record in the Premier League – winning eight of their 10 games on the road – but then again, Everton’s record at Goodison is similarly impressive; Marco Silva’s side have lost just once there, and are on a six-game unbeaten run.
With Manchester City and Liverpool winning with monotonous regularity, Spurs’ slim title chances will be well-and-truly dashed should they lose to Everton. They are however unbeaten in their last five trips to Goodison (winning twice), and I do fancy them to sneak a result.
It’s clear Pochettino has developed a very effective formula to grind out away victories, with a strong defence being at the heart of it; Spurs have clean sheets in half of their away games, and I see that being key once again.
Of course, if Everton end up holding Spurs (or even beating them), there won’t be too many sets of eyebrows raised, but the fact that the visitors are a tasty $2.30 to win has sealed the deal for me.
Four of the last five meetings between these two sides at Goodison have seen no more than two goals scored, and I can see a similar story unfold on Sunday.
I’ve already touched on Spurs’ strong defensive record, but the Toffees have only conceded 22 times themselves, so don’t be surprised if both managers approach this in a circumspect manner.
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in just 59% of both Everton and Spurs’ matches this season – which is definitely on the lower end of the spectrum.
You'll get decent odds for backing under 2.5 goals, and the stats are certainly pointing towards this eventuality.
Harry Kane has six goals against Everton in his last three games against them, but it’s still priced at quite a generous $2.04 to find the net at any time.
It may seem obvious to back Kane to score, but his record against the Toffees speaks for itself and the price certainly justifies the tip.