Tottenham vs Everton Prediction: Spurs to silence Toffees at 12/1
Tottenham vs Everton – Wembley Stadium – January 13, 2018 – 17:30 hrs – Premier League preview
Tottenham's winning run of four matches was brought to a halt at Wembley stadium. The Lilywhites were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against relegation-candidates West Ham United. But a crushing 3-0 win against third-tier Wimbledon has restored some of the confidence lost post the drawn game with the Hammers.
Kane's Double passes 25
Harry Kane has already struck a warning note to the Evertonians who will be visiting North London this Saturday for a Premier league clash with Mauricio Pochettino's men.
Kane crossed the 25-goal mark for the season with a double strike in Friday's FA Cup clash.
Del Alli, Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen and even Kane, all of whom struggled to find the net against West Ham looked sharper in the Wimbledon game.
Midfielders Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela also came through at last week's FA Cup tie and should find themselves in the starting XI of Tottenham's Saturday clash against the visiting Toffees.
Another midfielder Harry Winks looks doubtful, not having recovered fast enough from an ankle injury. Key players like Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose are out for a long time leaving a big hole in the Spurs' midfield and defense. But crushing wins over Burnley, Southampton and Swansea City in end-December seemed to suggest that they may have shrugged off such deficiencies.
Everton Player Report
As for Everton, players like Maarten Stekelenburg, Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori who were sidelined by coach Sam Allardyce in the 0-2 defeat against Manchester United in the 2018 opener may all find their way back into the starting XI for the Wembley clash. Missed in the defense will be Michael Keane, nursing a foot injury.
Big Sam Turnaround
Sam Allardyce who took over from Ronald Koeman at the Goodison Park in November last, turned things around quite dramatically for the Toffees who were tottering near the bottom in the 18th spot of the table.
A spell of seven unbeaten games saw them rise to an incredible 9th place and they are very much in that position even after recent losses to Bournemouth and Manchester United.
Rooney's Perfect Ten
Wayne Rooney, who looked jaded and dispirited earlier in the season under Koeman, is a changed player, becoming Everton's top scorer with ten goals in the season so far.
Rooney can expect support upfront from the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewi who have been impressive of late.
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Tottenham have been slowly slipping downwards from the 3rd spot in September to an unsatisfactory 5th place now, where they have been rooted for some time. But Everton are going to find it hard to get goals hard to get against Tottenham let alone beat them.
The Stats speak for a Spurs win
Pochettino's men have lost just one Premier League game at the Wembley, that to a 1-2 loss against Chelsea way back in August. Moreover, history is very much against the visiting Toffees, they not having won a single of the ten games played with the Spurs since 2013.