Everton v Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 23/12/18

Everton v Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Everton Vs Spurs and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s 16:00pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Everton v Spurs Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 23/12/18
  • Time: 16:00
  • Venue: Goodison Park
  • Channel: Sky Sports Premier League

Spurs are in a good position going into this game after seeking revenge on their last loss to Arsenal by beating them in the League Cup. This adds to their Champions League qualification also and visit an Everton side without a win in the last four. This is a particularly bogey tie for the Toffee’s having not won any meetings since December 2012.

Looking very briefly at the match odds, with punters looking at recent form will be looking to somehow take Spurs on and added confidence can confirm with Spurs reigning supremacy in all of the last three meetings.

Team News

Marco Silva is sweating on the fitness of midfield pair Idrissa Gueye and James McCarthy.

Other than that, the Everton boss has a full squad to select from.

Silva could revert to a more familiar 4-2-3-1 setup, with Kurt Zouma dropping out of the XI and Theo Walcott or Ademola Lookman coming into the side.

Tom Davies may also start alongside Andre Gomes in midfield should Gueye fail to overcome a groin issue in time for Sunday’s welcome of Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino faces a mounting injury crisis in central midfield with Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier all ruled out of the visit to Goodison Park. Harry Winks is expected to start alongside Moussa Sissoko once more, though Oliver Skipp is an option after he made his Premier League debut last week.

Davinson Sanchez is closing in on a return to first team action, which comes at the ideal time with Jan Vertonghen out until January with a thigh issue, however even with Juan Foyth available, Pochettino could continue with Ben Davies at centre-back.

Vincent Janssen and Serge Aurier are also sidelined for Tottenham.

Erik Lamela will be pushing for a spot in the starting XI here, but Pochettino may stick with his tried and tested system before rotating on Boxing Day.

Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Keane, Mina, Digne, Coleman, Gomes, Davies, Bernard, Siguardsson, Walcott and Richarlison

Potential Spurs Starting XI: Lioris, Trippier, Alderwrireld, Davies, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Heung-Min and Kane

Head To Head

  • Spurs 3-3-0 (Last six)

Key Stats & Facts

  • Spurs have won six of their last seven away matches in the league.
  • Everton are undefeated in their last six home matches in the league.
  • Everton’s last victory in the league fixture came in December 2012.

Betting Odds

  • Everton – 5/2 Bet365
  • Draw – 40/17 Unibet
  • Everton – 25/19 Unibet

The Verdict

It is undeniable Spurs are on a great run and are on the up after Champions League qualification and should rightfully be the favourites for the game. I do think given the recent record that Spurs have won the last three against Everton and boast strong away form bagging six wins from the last seven. At around the 13/10 implies Spurs have around a 43% chance of winning the game. I do agree with this over a 100% book with current and past form.

I will happily take on Spurs in respect that Everton’s last victory was a single goal victory over Cardiff, so without a win in December. With all this aside, those twitchy about taking on Spurs may consider a popular market we look at and this is the corners market. I initially looked at the bet365 builder, which for both sides to be awarded four or more corners chalked up at 4/5.

However, Skybet are a bigger 10/11 on the same outcomes. This is despite splitting out both teams’ individual prices marking up to the 3/4 price, so are Skybet giving us a shade of value with this?  Everton have been awarded four or more corners in all but the opening home game of the season. With Spurs in comparison achieving the magic mark in seven from ten on the road makes a near evens price fairly realistic. It is also worth mentioning Spurs have achieved this feat in their last three away games.

Recommended Bets

  • Spurs to win – 25/19 (Unibet)
  • Both sides 4+ corners each – 10/11 (SkyBet)