Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Tottenham Hotspur v Everton

Premier League: Sun, 12/05  Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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In the betting markets this would usually be a tricky pick given the quality of both sides. However we feel that Everton could be in with a shout of at least not being beaten and feel that the 3/4 offered by Bet365 is good value on a double chance draw or Everton win market. Tottenham will undoubtedly be fatigued after their monumental effort against Ajax and with Kane and Son both not available, the energy and intensity from Spurs could be lacking. We would even suggest a cheeky bet on an outright Everton victory at 27/10.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

Tottenham welcome Everton to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and will be looking to maintain their form having qualified for the Champions League Final against Liverpool. Everton have been in good form of late and will want to ensure Leicester don’t end up leapfrogging them into 8th on the final day.

It has been a dramatic week for Tottenham after they replicated Liverpool’s heroics by qualifying for the Champions League final. Many felt they had no chance after a dismal first leg showing and then going two goals down in Amsterdam. However an inspired Lucas Moura scored a hattrick, including a last-gasp winner which takes Spurs to Madrid in June. There is a chance that they could finish up in 3rd place if Chelsea drop points against Leicester and that is the position they occupied for most of the season before a run of four losses in five games derailed their season. Their form at the back-end of the season has continued to be poor as the team enter this game on the back of five losses in their last seven games in all competitions but their form over two legs against Manchester City and Ajax has boosted fans and players alike and ensured the season did not go flat in the final stretch of games.

After some shaky periods through the season, Marco Silva seems to have settled his side down and got them playing according to his style and vision. They come into this game having lost just the once in their last seven games which has included five victories and a draw. The team were particularly impressive in beating three of the top five teams in a short space of time, securing victories over Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. Thoughts will already be turning to next season and how they can ensure more consistency as they battle to join the top six in the Premier League. The primary concern for Silva is ensuring he secures his star players on longer term contracts, with the Portuguese stating his desire to keep loanees Andre Gomes and Kurt Zouma at Everton on a permanent basis.

In team news, Spurs could again be depleted as Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth have had respective appeals against their red cards rejected, meaning both will serve three match domestic bans. Jan Vertonghen will be out due to an ankle injury while Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama remain doubts having picked up injuries in midweek. This could see Fernando Llorente play a part up front for Spurs, with the Spaniard likely to spearhead the attack.

Everton are without two of their attacking players, with star Brazilian Richarlison out with a rib injury and Dominic Calvert-Lewin also declared unfit. Seamus Coleman will face a late fitness test but Andre Gomes will be available again having served a suspension.

This fixture has historically been dominated by Tottenham as they have not been beaten by Everton since December 2012. The reverse fixture earlier in the season saw Everton take the lead but end up losing an incredible game 6-2 as Spurs ran riot and secured the points with goals from Son Heung-min, Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen. However Everton were finding their feet under Silva at the time and his recent track record will suggest that it will not be so easy for Spurs this time around.

In the betting markets this would usually be a tricky pick given the quality of both sides. However we feel that Everton could be in with a shout of at least not being beaten and feel that the 3/4 offered by Bet365 is good value on a double chance draw or Everton win market. Tottenham will undoubtedly be fatigued after their monumental effort against Ajax and with Kane and Son both not available, the energy and intensity from Spurs could be lacking. We would even suggest a cheeky bet on an outright Everton victory at 27/10.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

 

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