The final match of the gameweek will be a fascinating one as Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side takes on an improving Everton group, led by Carlo Ancelotti.
Though the restart disrupted many team’s momentum, for the Spurs it allowed their group to get fully fit and recharge their batteries. With a full lineup, Tottenham was expected to soar, but that hasn’t been the case. They now have little chance of making any noise in terms of Champions League spots, and could get left out of European spots altogether if they cannot string victories together. Their last match was an embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United, and ended with Mourinho calling out his players. Can they respond on Monday?
It’s not going to be easy against an in-form Everton side. Ever since the coaching move to bring in Ancelotti, the Toffees have been one of the best sides in England. They’re unbeaten since the break, and have fared well against the Spurs in their recent meetings. Everton are out to prove they’re much better than their record would indicate, and another solid outing vs. Tottenham would do just that.
There’s a lot of intrigue and drama surrounding this Tottenham side at the moment, and that should produce a pretty engaging encounter on Monday afternoon. Will the Spurs be able to silence the critics? Keep reading on beneath the posted odds as we look to complete the week with yet another victory. Enjoy the game!
Tottenham vs. Everton Betting Odds:
Over 2.5 (-110)
Under 2.5 (-110)
Everton +0.5 (-116)
Tottenham -0.5 (-104)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Tottenham vs. Everton Pick:
Somewhat surprisingly, especially given their recent form and overall drama within their squad, Tottenham are decent-sized favorites against an in-form Everton squad.
That is odd given the fact that Tottenham’s key midfielder in Dele Alli is expected to likely have to miss Monday’s contest, due to a thigh injury. There’s also continued issues within the Spurs’ defense, where the back-four have continually proven they cannot get the job done. Eric Dier continues to be miscast as a centre-back, and has really struggled there in recent weeks.
The Spurs do have an abundance of talent and skill in the attack and up front, but their service and distribution continues to be problematic. Harry Kane can only do so much if he isn’t seeing enough of the ball, and right now his midfield is lacking the necessary creativity and ball-winning ability, especially if Dele Alli sits out.
Right now the Spurs just aren’t doing enough without the ball, and their attack has fallen flat in recent weeks. Everton are a group that are actually much better than the standings would indicate, seeing as they’ve only mustered 40 goals, when their expected goal totals are closer to 50.
Without all that much on the line, expect both teams to play relatively open and take chances going forward. Though that might favour the Spurs, the current form of their attack is dreadful. Everton are in-sync at the moment, and represent big value on them to win or draw, +0.5 goals. Take Everton to leave with some points from North London on Monday.
Pick: 2-2 Everton/Tottenham