Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

  • Tottenham won just one of their last nine games in all competitions.
  • Everton lost just three of their last 17 Premier League fixtures.
  • Everton won each of their last two Premier League matches.
  • Spurs won just one of their last five home games.

Spurs continue to flounder

After picking up their first win in eight attempts at home to West Ham last week, Tottenham crashed back down to earth with a bang on Thursday when they were soundly beaten 3-1 at Sheffield United.

Even though VAR offered the Blades a helping hand when it disallowed a Harry Kane equalizer in the first half, Sheffield United were much the better team over the course of the 90 minutes at Bramall Lane and were fully deserving of their win.

Spurs’ record now reads a dismal one win in nine games in all competitions, and after the final whistle, Jose Mourinho was his usual acerbic self, apportioning blame left, right and centre.

With toxicity levels on the rise, 9th placed Tottenham look like finishing the 2019/20 season with a whimper, and Everton could be primed to take advantage of their host’s numerous problems.

Everton eyeing top half

Everton recorded back-to-back wins in their last two Premier League outings against Norwich City (1-0) and Leicester City (2-1) – results that combined to fire the Toffees to 10th place and to within two points of Tottenham ahead of the teams’ clash on Monday.

A goal from Richarlison and a spot kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson allowed the Blues to carve out a narrow victory over the Foxes at Goodison Park – a venue where Everton now hold an eight-match unbeaten run.

Away from Merseyside, things haven’t been running quite so smoothly for Carlo Ancelotti’s men however, though a return of three wins, two draws and three defeats from their last eight away assignments points to slight upturn in fortunes compared to their poor showing before Christmas.

Everton to avoid defeat?

With their form and performances regressing, murmurs of discontent about their style of play starting to simmer and Jose Mourinho singling out players for public criticism, Tottenham don’t look in the best shape for Everton’s visit on Monday.

Spurs’ win over West Ham on June 23, which was aided by a calamitous Tomas Soucek own goal, was their only triumph at home in five attempts in all competitions, and their mid-week humbling at Sheffield United shone another unflattering light on the club’s mounting problems.

After just three defeats in 17 Premier League fixtures, the Toffees were already playing with a degree of confidence, though successive wins over Norwich and Leicester over the last 10 days should provide them with a further shot of self-belief.

Tottenham looked incredibly wobbly at centre-half against the Blades on Thursday, and Everton attacking duo Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have the tools to make life very uncomfortable again for Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez.

With the hosts form and confidence issues considered, Everton look excellent value in the double chance market on Monday and are well worth backing at the prices available, while our correct score prediction, which points towards a 2-1 Toffees win, is a selection for slightly braver bettors.

The Blues, who scored two or more goals in five of their last eight Premier League outings, should find plenty of joy against Spurs’ increasingly brittle backline, however, having conceded at the other end in 11 of their last 12 top-flight away tests, a Toffees clean sheet feels unlikely.

Key Battle: Harry Kane vs Michael Keane

England teammates Harry Kane and Michael Keane will battle it out for supremacy at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Monday in an individual duel that could have a major impact on proceedings.

After a lengthy injury layoff and rusty restart, Kane rediscovered his goal-scoring touch with two goals in as many games for Spurs, and Keane, who has been excelling under Ancelotti, will have to be at his best to limit his Three Lions comrade’s impact.

Everton have been on the wrong end of Kane’s finishing before. The Tottenham talisman has bagged a huge eight goals against the Blues since 2017.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton team news

Japhet Tanganga and Juan Foyth are still absent for Spurs, while highly-rated youngster Troy Parrott remains a doubt.

Following their poor showing at Bramall Lane, Jose Mourinho could make sweeping changes to the team his criticised so openly.

Jan Vertonghen could return, as could his compatriot Toby Alderweireld. Dele Alli shoud be restored to the starting XI, while Erik Lamela and Harry Winks could also feature from the start.

Tottenham Hotspur predicted line-up: Lloris – Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies – Sissoko, Winks, Alli – Moura, Son, Kane

Carlo Ancelotti has a slight worry over Richarlison after he was forced off against Leicester, though the Brazilian should recover in time to start. Theo Walcott and Djibril Sidibe are nearing a return, though Fabian Delph is still out.

Bernard and Tom Davies could slot back in having been benched against Leicester, with youngster Anthony Gordon at risk.

Everton predicted line-up: Pickford – Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne – Iwobi, Davies, Gomes, Bernard – Richarlsion, Calvert-Lewin

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