Ace Football previews the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
Everton and Tottenham lock horns on Friday night hoping to reboot their fading top-four hopes in the Premier League.
Despite boasting a game in hand over fourth-placed West Ham, Everton still have a seven-point gap to reduce in eighth-place. Tottenham, meanwhile, are only a point better off than their foes in seventh. It sets up what is a must-win affair for both sides.
There could be little to separate them, though. This fixture has produced 22 goals in the last four rounds at Goodison Park alone, with Everton winning last time out in a 5-4 thriller in the FA Cup.
Everton Form & Stats
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Andre Gomes, Allan, Josh King, and Jordan Pickford are all available. Their returns from injury are a welcome boost for an out-of-form Everton. Although key men are still absent, including top-scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Yerry Mina.
A 0-0 draw with Brighton on Monday, meanwhile, extended Everton’s winless run to four Premier League games (D2 L2). They lacked creativity, repeatedly gave the ball away, and rarely threatened in the attack with an xG of 0.31. But now they must pick themselves for Tottenham, a game which must be won.
The Toffees, however, don’t have a great record at Goodison Park. Only one win and five goals have come in their last eight home league games (D2 L5). That said, Ancelotti’s men beat Spurs 1-0 in the reverse fixture and could do a league double over the London club for the first time since 1985/86.
Key Team Stats
- Failed to win their last 5 games in all competitions (D2 L3).
- Just 1 win and failed to score more than 1 goal in their last 8 home league games (D2 L5).
- Under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 games in all competitions.
- Drawn 5 of their last 8 home games against Tottenham in all competitions (W1 L2).
- Won just 25% of their 30 league games without Dominic Calvert-Lewin compared to the 50% when he has played.
Tottenham Form & Stats
A 3-1 defeat to Manchester United was a serious blow for Tottenham’s top-four hopes. With a six-point gap to fourth-placed West Ham, it’s not over by any means yet. But they must improve quickly to turn things around ahead of the final seven games of the season, starting at Goodison Park.
Despite going unbeaten in their seven league visits to Everton (W3 D4), Spurs have lost five of their last 10 away games (W3 D2). They’ve also scored just 15 times in 14 matches on the road since thrashing Southampton 5-2 and United 6-1 at the beginning of the season.
That said, Harry Kane has a solid record in this fixture. The in-form striker has scored 10 goals in his last 11 games against Everton in all competitions. It’s also worth noting that eight of Son Heung-min’s 14 Premier League goals have come away from home.
Key Team Stats
- Lost 3 of their last 5 games in all competitions.
- Won only 3 of their last 10 away league games (D2 L5).
- Unbeaten in their last 7 away league games against Everton (W3 D4).
- Scored 15 goals in their last 14 away league games.
- Surrendered the lead in 3 of their last 4 league games (D1 L2).
- Harry Kane has scored 10 goals in his last 11 games against Everton in all competitions.
- Son Heung-min has scored 8 of his 14 league goals away from home.
Out: Bernard, Yerry Mina, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Out: Matt Doherty, Ben Davies.
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
Top Scorers in Premier League
Below are some head-to-head stats on each team’s recent form in the Premier League.
* DC:12 – Double Chance on Away team (Tottenham)