England Premier League
Sunday 12th May 2019
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Like their fiercest rivals Arsenal, Tottenham have been poor in the league recently and like Arsenal they have reached a European cup final, but for Tottenham this is historic with a capital H. Against all the odds Tottenham were 3-0 down to Ajax in the semi finals of the Champions League with 35 minutes to play and Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick. His final goal coming with literally the last kick of the game to give Tottenham their first ever final place in Europe’s most prized competition.
Tottenham’s achievements are made all the better by the fact that they didn’t dip into the transfer market and spend several hundreds of millions. What does that say about the game, or is this simply a one off?
Tottenham will play Liverpool in the final on June 1st and until then will be concentrating on this weekends game. It is important because if they were to lose the final and finish 4th here they would have to partake in the play offs and that means starting their season early. Plus of course it is the teams final game of the season and it is at home.
Everton continue to show great form and have only had odd blips in the last 9 weeks, Newcastle and Fulham defeats come to mind, but all in all Marco Silva has proved his worth to the club after a shaky winter.
It is unfortunate for the club then that they will miss out on the best of the rest 7th position finish as Wolves cannot be caught but Everton can still firmly establish 8th place and have already earned 4 more points than the previous season under Sam Allardyce.
The clubs last win came at home against Burnley in a 2-0 win and their last away match ended 0-0 against Crystal Palace.
Tottenham: Juan Foyth is suspended for the next 3 games after being sent off v Bournemouth. Heung-Min Son is banned for 3 games after his red card v Bournemouth, this match and the first two of next season. Jan Vertonghen could miss this match with an ankle injury
Everton: The only scare for Everton is Richarlison who has a rib injury. At time of writing it is thought to be minor and the player may still make the squad
Tottenham vs Everton Head to Head:
Earlier this season Tottenham beat Everton 6-2 in the reverse fixture.
Tottenham have won the last 4 meetings against Everton.
Everton have not beaten Tottenham since 2012 going back 12 games.
Tottenham vs Everton Prediction:
Most Tottenham fans were not in Holland to see the teams incredible night, so this will be the first opportunity for them to congratulate the team. There will be a party atmosphere and scenes of joy and Everton may feel like the unwanted guests at a party. This doesn’t mean that they will lie down, and let’s be honest Tottenham will be emotionally drained and have one eye on the Champions League Final. If Everton can get off to a positive start they could make this a difficult afternoon for Tottenham.
Tottenham vs Everton Betting Tips:
Asian handicap +0.5 Everton at 1.775
Anytime goalscorer: Gylfi Sigurdsson at 3.60