Tottenham VS Everton Prediction
“Spurs” are still waiting for their first Premier League victory in season 2015-2016 and the game against Everton is the last chance for Tottenham to achieve it before the international break. “White Hart Lane” in North London will host the last game from Saturday’s Premier League schedule and we prepared few rows about the game on it.
“The Toffees” will travel for London after a League Cup victory in Tuesday evening when Everton won over Barnsley in 120 minutes, as the regular 90 minutes ended with a 3:3 draw. An own-goal by Marc Roberts and a second goal scored by Romelu Lukaku moved Everton for the next round (22-23 September) where “The Blues” from Liverpool will face against Reading, while Tottenham will begin their League Cup quest with a North London derby against Arsenal, which is the icing on the cake from all scheduled games from the 3rd round. However, both teams have some other games until then and the game in Saturday evening is their last match in August.
Tottenham are with only 2 points won so far and Mauricio Pochettino should show some improvement in the second home game of “Spurs” in the season, as in the previous one Tottenham took a very good 2-0 lead against Stoke City, but the final score on “White Hart Lane” was 2:2, and “The Potters” can even regret that they missed to realize a full comeback in the game.
The other two games of Mauricio Pochettino’s men were away from London – 0:1 loss from Manchester United, in the opening Premier League game, while in the last round Tottenham once again took the lead after a goal by the summer signing Dele Alli, but only few seconds after that Leicester City scored for the final 1:1 on “King Power Stadium” in Leicestershire.
Except the midweek victory in South Yorkshire, Everton still fails to show consistency as Roberto Martinez’s men started the new year with a disappointing 2:2 draw at their “Goodison Park” (against Watford), which was followed by a completely different result – 3:0 win in Southampton, where two goals by Romelu Lukaku and one from Ross Barkley stunned the former club of Mauricio Pochettino. In the last round Everton record another poor result at home – 0:2 vs Manchester City, which leaves “The Toffees” on 7th position with 4 points, while their opponents from North London are 16th – with 2 points less. Of course, it’s very early to make some conclusions over the current Premier League table but we can still see the start of the season of each team.
Final conclusion, possible squads and betting tip – Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton – Barclays Premier League 29.08.2015
Last season Tottenham won twice as the game in Liverpool ended with a 2-1 win for Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the last matchday of season 2014-2015, while the last match on “Goodison Park” was in late November and Tottenham won it after a comeback from 0:1 to 2:1. This makes three in a row for “Spurs” against Everton as the last time when Everton won againt Tottenham was in season 2012-2013 – 2:1 win in Liverpool. These results are only for your information as they are all in the past while in front of us we have only the upcoming clash at “White Hart Lane”.
Mauricio Pochettino must pick his squad without the injured wingers Andros Townsend and Christian Eriksen (knee injury), as perhaps the biggest problem so far is related with the poor form of Harry Kane who still seeks its first goal in the new season. Nonetheless, we expect Kane to lead Tottenham’s attack and the English forward will most likely be supported by Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele, while the new signing Clinton N’Jie may wait for his Premier League debut. Tottenham added another new signing in the last hours as the London club signed with a Bundesliga player (former player of HSV and Bayer Leverkusen) – Son Heung-min, but it’s still too early for a debut of the South Korean footballer, perhaps after the break.
Everton is still without the injured Leighton Baines, Tony Hibbert, Darron Gibson and Steven Pienaar, while the left-back Brendan Galloway is doubtful for the game, but he should be able to cover Baines’ absence once again, as Galloway was rested in the week League Cup game, few days after he was forced off against “The Citizens”. John Stones remains an object of Chelsea’s interest as the young English defender is still Everton player so he should start as a centre-back as a partner of Phil Jagielka.
To be honest Everton’s defence looks quite solid though the three goals conceded in Barnsley, but in that game Jagielka and Stones were partners of Bryan Oviedo and Matthew Pennington (both have started the game as full-backs), while now Seamus Coleman and Brendan Galloway must cover those positions.
Despite the good words for Everton’s defence, we still believe that is already time for Tottenham to record their first three points in the 2015-2016 Premier League season and we will take the home win as our bet and recommendation.
Possible starting lineups:
Tottenham: Lloris – Davies, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Walker – Dier, Mason – Chadli, Dembele, Lamela – Kane. (4-2-3-1)
Everton: Howard – Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway – McCarthy, Barry – Kone, Cleverley, Barkley – Lukaku. (4-2-3-1)
Referee: Mike Jones.