Tottenham travel to Everton on Saturday afternoon as the Premier League returns after the international break.
After a bright start against Stoke, Everton have had their tyres let down in recent weeks, with a draw at Manchester City followed up by a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in their last game. On top of disappointing results on the field, there has been trouble off it, with Wayne Rooney facing disciplinary action after being charged with drink driving last week.
Like Everton, Spurs have also found things tricky so far this season. They won on the opening day of the season away at Newcastle, but they’ve struggled at Wembley, picking up just one point from a possible six so far.
Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur Predictions
This game is tough to call. A draw looks like a good bet here.
Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips
Head to Head
- Everton are winless in their last nine Premier League games against Spurs (D5 L4) since a 2-1 win in December 2012.
- However, Spurs have only won one of their last 10 top-flight visits to Goodison Park (D6 L3), a 1-0 victory in May 2015 courtesy of a Harry Kane goal.
- Spurs have won 23 Premier League games against Everton, their joint-most victories against an opponent (also 23 against Manchester City).
- Everton have won 10 of their 11 Premier League home games in 2017 so far (W10 D0 L1), only Spurs (31) have won more points in home games than Everton (30) in this period.
- Tottenham have won their last three Premier League away games. They last won four in succession on the road in the competition in January 2014 (five in a row).
- Spurs have scored 15 goals and attempted 63 shots in their last three Premier League away games. In comparison, they’d conceded just two goals and 28 shots in these matches.
- Tottenham Hotspur have won their last six Premier League games in September, with all wins coming in the last two seasons.
- Wayne Rooney has scored 11 goals in his last 16 Premier League appearances against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
- Harry Kane has attempted 10 more shots than any other player in the opening three matchdays of the 2017/18 Premier League season (24), but is yet to score.
- Kane has scored 99 goals in all competitions for Tottenham Hotspur, 48 of which have come in away games. Christian Eriksen has assisted more of these than any other teammate (16).
- Harry Kane failed to score in all three of his Premier League appearances in August, meaning that he’s now not scored in any of his 13 Premier League appearances during the month in his career. In 2016/17, he failed to score in three appearances in August, but netted in his first game in September.
Everton Team News
Ronald Koeman is without nine first team players for Saturday’s game, with Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen doubts. Pickford withdrew from the England squad during the international break, while Klaassen is still recovering from a foot injury. Wayne Rooney could be dropped following his drink driving incident.
Possible Everton XI: Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Ashley Williams, Phil Jagielka, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gueye, Leighton Baines, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Tom Davies, Sandro Ramirez
Tottenham Hotspur Team News
Kieran Trippier and Victor Wanyama are both doubts, meaning that Mauricio Pochettino may have to turn to Serge Aurier, who’ll be making his debut after arriving on deadline day.
Possible Tottenham XI: Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele, Ben Davies, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Harry Kane