Premier League betting – Spurs vs Everton betting preview
Spurs vs Everton betting preview
Tottenham Hotspur: League Position: 5th, League Form: DWLWW
At half-time on Wednesday night Tottenham did not look like a team to be backing this weekend. What a difference a half makes. Gareth Bale’s second half hat-trick may not have recovered even a point at Inter Milan midweek, but at least they found momentum. Playing with 10 men for 80 minutes may have tested their fitness levels, but so far Spurs have won 3 of 4 games after Champions League exploits, and can bring Van Der Vaart, Pavlyuchenko and Modric (subbed after 10 mins at the San Siro) back into their team for Saturday’s early kick off.
With the quality they can rotate in and out of their side and good performances against teams of similar standing, Villa (2-1 home win) and Man City (0-0 away), Tottenham can be confident of securing vital home points in their quest for another top four finish.
Everton: League Position: 11th, League Form: DLDWW
Nothing much compares to 3 points at home to Liverpool for Everton fans. A win that puts Liverpool joint bottom and the Toffees away from the relegation places is even more sweeter.
So, now to follow up from last weekend’s glorious triumph. The first team to win at Birmingham for a year, Everton showed themselves to be far from weak at home. The manager believed they’d been playing better than their first few results showed, and consecutives 2-0 victories may have proved him right.
This weekend they come up against a different proposition in Tottenham, not a team going backwards like their last two opponents. Much will depend on how they handle Van Der Vaart and Bale, whilst going forward Cahill and Arteta look more potent a threat than lone frontman Yakubu.
Tottenham at home are a scary prospect for every team in the country nowadays, and their second half performance against Inter shows they are frightening up front. Everton may have kept two clean sheets in a row, but I think a desire to stay solid in this one may draw them onto the backfoot, whilst Van Der Vaart is a classier player in the hole than any man David Moyes can set against him.
That dutchman could be worth a punt first goal in this one, he’ll always find holes and take a shot, and I think his return plus the momentum of the comeback at the San Siro will help Spurs pinch 3 points at home this weekend.
Each side is capable of scoring, and I expect more of a goal threat in their midfields than their strikers, but whilst Liverpool were their for the taking last week, Everton won’t be given the freedom of White Hart Lane. Expect a good game (the majority of each teams fixtures finished with over 2.5 goals last season), with both teams on form and capable of mixing it up, but home advantage could be all important for Tottenham.
Over/Under: Over 2.5 Goals – 2.05 Bet365
First Goalscorer: Rafael Van Der Vaart – 7.5 StanJames
Correct Score: 2-1 Home Win – 9.00 SkyBet, WilliamHill
Tottenham – 2.2 Betfred
Draw – 3.4 Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Bet365
Everton – 3.9 VC Bet
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