With both Everton and Spurs expecting to have big campaigns back in August, the fact they are both sitting in the bottom half of the table as we head into ‘week 11’ in the Premier League would be a worry for their fans.
Yes, Spurs currently lie in 11th place with just 12 points from a maximum of 30, while Everton are doing even worse with 10 points.
You feel it’s a ‘must win’ game for both teams, which – on paper – should make for a very entertaining clash.
The match betting is tight too – with Everton at 2.75, the draw 3.40 and Spurs on offer at 2.45.
Spurs fans will gain some confidence from knowing that they hammered Spurs 2-6 in this fixture last season and are also unbeaten over the Merseysiders in their last 13.
Two of the last 4 repeat fixtures did end 1-1 though so that will give the home fans some hope, while 50% of the last 8 meetings have also ended all-square.
Spurs have also scored in 10 of their last 11 vs Everton, while this fixture normally has goals – the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS – this can be backed at 1.80.
Harry Kane also has a good record when facing Everton – the Spurs hitman has netted in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads, so the 1.90 (anytime) or 4.33 (1st) is sure to be popular.
Overall a score draw of either 1-1 or 2-2 at 7.00 or 13.00 looks a bet that should give backers a run for their money, but with both sides leaking goals and certainly capable of scoring too, then the 1.80 on OVER 2.5 GOALS is how we are going to play this one.
BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS @1.80