By Maryam Naz
20th December 2018
Everton will host Tottenham at Goodison Park this Sunday on the Eve of Christmas Eve, in the hopes of kick-starting their run of festive fixtures with a win against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Everton vs Tottenham: odds and predictions
The Toffees are betting at odds of 11/5 in our Everton vs Tottenham predictions and betting tips, while Spurs are trading as 5/4 favourites, with a potential draw projected as a 12/5 pick.
Despite possessing the home-field advantage, Marco Silva’s men will face a tough task in keeping out a prolific Tottenham attack. Spearheading their offence is none other than Harry Kane who may return to Goodison Park to give Everton nightmares before Christmas with a goal or two.
Kane has netted a brace in each of his last three Premier League appearances against Everton – a feat only bested by Michael Owen. Our betting tipsters wager that he’ll at least get onto the score-sheet in this Sunday’s clash, with the brace-breaking record perhaps out of reach.
Yet while the odds may seem to be in Spurs’ favour, the Blues have shown enough attacking flair and endeavour this season to suggest that it will not be a one-sided affair.
Amongst others, Dominic Calvert-Lewin impressed in last week’s 3-1 defeat to Man City, where the result did not tell the full story about his sides’ performance.
The 21-year-old was ruthless in front of goal, where the likes of Richarlison and Theo Walcott weren’t, and despite our forecast of a home defeat for Silva’s men, we’re projecting the young Englishman to be a thorn in Spurs’ side with the odds trading at 7/1 for him to score first.
Everton vs Tottenham head-to-head: (most recent first) Everton 0-4 Tottenham, Everton 0-3 Tottenham, Everton 2-3 Tottenham, Everton 1-1 Tottenham, Everton 1-1 Tottenham
Everton vs Tottenham match betting: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Tottenham to win 2-1 @, odds 15/2
Given that Tottenham have won eight of their 10 away Premier League games this season, the first of our Everton vs Tottenham predictions are wagering in the favour of a win for Spurs.
Everton have been difficult to beat on home turf, but if there’s anyone who can break the deadlock then it’s a Harry Kane-led offence. Indeed, fresh from a smooth victory against Claude Puel’s Leicester City, the Lillywhites look to be in a strong vein of form to continue their winning streak.
Best bet: Both teams to score, betting @ 8/13
Everton have proved to be a stringent defensive unit at Goodison, but as in line with our first match bet, the second instalment of our Everton vs Tottenham predictions forecasts this to be put into question by Pochettino’s men.
A both teams to score pick seems a fair wager considering that the Toffees have scored freely in their last four home wins, with the likes of Gylfi Siggurdson and Cenk Tosun playing their part in securing points against Chelsea, Watford and Cardiff City.
Spurs may be favourites to win, but with the odds trading at 8/13, there is a strong chance of Silva’s men also getting in on the goalscoring act.
Scorer tips: Richarlison to score first @ 6/1
The Brazilian was unable to net an absolute sitter against Manchester City last weekend, but our betting tipsters are still hopeful that he’ll make his mark in this Sunday’s clash with the odds about 6/1 for him to score first.
With four goals in his last four Premier League home games, it would be wasteful not to punt on Richarlison, given that the Everton forward’s recent form has been promising.
As the last instalment of our Everton vs Tottenham predictions, we’re tipping Richarlison to come up with the good’s against Hugo Lloris and co.
Everton vs Tottenham stats: Opta
- Everton are winless in their last 11 Premier League matches against Tottenham Hotspur (D5 L6). The Toffees’ last league victory over Spurs came back in December 2012 at Goodison Park (2-1).
- Spurs have won more games against Everton (25) than they have versus any other team in the Premier League.
- Everton are winless in their last 22 games against ‘big six’ opposition (D6 L16) since beating Man City 4-0 in January 2017.
- Spurs haven’t drawn any of their 17 league games this season – only Bolton in 2011-12 (18) have had a longer wait without a draw from the start of a Premier League campaign.
- Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has lost just one of his 11 Premier League encounters with Everton (W6 D4 L1), and is unbeaten in each of the last nine (W6 D3).
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.