England Premier League
Sunday 13th September 2020
Kick off at 4:30pm BST
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Perhaps the most exciting game of the new Premier League weekend will take place between Tottenham and Everton on early Sunday evening.
The clubs did meet near the end of last season where Tottenham won a dire game 1-0, but with new additions for both sides and this being the beginning of the season much more is expected from both sides.
Jose Mourinho did a decent enough job for Tottenham since taking over in November, but he wasn’t able to deliver a top 4 place, and the club still lost key games. The pressure will be on him to deliver something this season and whilst they finished above their north London rivals Arsenal in the league, the Gunners got the last laugh by winning the FA Cup, a piece of silverware that Tottenham are desperately seeking.
Tottenham played lower league teams in pre-season playing 4 games and winning three of them. Their last pre-season game ended in a 2-1 loss against Watford. Joe Hart has been brought in as back up goalkeeper on a free and the club have spent £15m bringing in Pierre-Emile Hojberg from Southampton.
Everton have been busy in the transfer market bolstering their midfield and have spent just over £50m on three players. James Rodriguez comes from Real Madrid, Allan from Napoli and the club have also snapped up Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford. This could well be exciting times for the club and much will be expected.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team were all in all disappointing towards the tail end of last season, still at one point the club looked in trouble before Duncan Ferguson was drafted in and then Ancelotti, so finishing on 49 points was never going to be the end of the world. Like Tottenham, the feeling now is to take steps forward.
Everton were involved in two pre-season games. A 3-3 draw at Blackpool followed up by a 2-0 win over Preston North End.
Tottenham: Giovani Lo Celso is doubtful with a thigh injury.
Everton: Fabian Delph has recoverd from injury but is facing a lack of match fitness. He will be assessed ahead of the game, but could start from the bench. Jean -Philippe Gbamin has spent his Everton career so far on the sidelines. In May he suffered an achilles injury and there is no time frame for him to come back. Mason Holgate looks like he will miss this game due to a toe injury picked up in pre-season friendly.
Tottenham vs Everton Head to Head:
Everton have not beaten Tottenham in London since 2008.
Last season Tottenham won this fixture 1-0.
There is a 60% chance to see both teams to score.
Tottenham vs Everton Prediction:
Tottenham will be the favourites to win the game, but we expect a very open and exciting match that could end in a flurry of goals. Everton have a lot of new players who will be starters, so no matter if they turn out to be good buys they will have to gel with one another. But there is a lot of potential goals in Everton now with some of the players they have in the middle of the park.
Tottenham have quality also of course, and Mourinho led side usually have a solid home record. We should expect the polar opposite of entertainment compared to their game in the summer. The bottom line though, with both teams looking fairly equal and this being the first game of the season the outcome could be unpredictable, so no huge stakes in this game.
Tottenham vs Everton Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (-0.5 Tottenham) at 1.93
Both teams to score (Yes) at 1.80
Over 2.5 goals at 2.00