Tottenham v Everton Betting Predictions | Back a Draw 19/5 @BetfairPublished March 01, 2017
This game at White Hart Lane is arguably the most intriguing match up of the weekend. Tottenham are the only unbeaten side at home in the Premier League betting season, but Everton are on a nine-match run without defeat themselves and will be in confident mood after despatching Sunderland so comfortably last weekend.
But it seems as though Spurs have come through a really tough spell of late. Defeat at Liverpool seemingly ended their Premier League title hopes and they have also been dumped out of the Europa League, just one round after falling out of the Champions League. But seven goals in games against Fulham, in the FA Cup, and Stoke in the league have got them back on track.
Harry Kane is, in particular, on fire right now. His third hattrick in just nine games at the weekend also saw his 100th goal for Spurs and he will take a lot of stopping. But what Everton do have, which few others have at all this season, is a way of cutting the supply line to him. The Toffees will line up with a trio in midfield; Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies. The former pair will patrol the back four, killing the spaces that Spurs have used so effectively this season, while the latter will join Ross Barkley in penetrating the Spurs defence and looking for Romelu Lukaku up front.
That will force Spurs out wide, where they are much less comfortable. While their chief instigators Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen often drift into those positions, they do so to pick the ball up and run centrally and will be held at arms length out wide. Also, if Danny Rose and Kyle Walker move up the pitch in support, space will be left for the likes of Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman and Ademola Lookman to run into.
This could well be Spurs’ biggest test at the Lane, despite beating both Chelsea and Manchester City already this season. The pressure will be on Victor Wanyama to control the Everton counter attacks, and Idrissa Gueye must step up too.