Tottenham v Everton Betting Tips – 13th January 2018
Tottenham have been involved in some excellent matches since Mauricio Pochettino became the club’s manager.
Just this season they’ve beaten the reigning European champions and handed out a 4-1 thrashing to Liverpool but their most recent Premier League match against West Ham was remarkable for very different reasons.
West Ham turned up to Wembley Stadium content simply to defend. Spurs had the vast majority of possession and an incredible 31 shots and yet it was West Ham who took the lead through Pedro Obiang’s cracker before Son Heung-min rescued a point with an equally eye-catching strike
West Ham are not the first team to park the bus at Wembley and Everton may well become the latest team to do so when they visit North West London on Saturday evening.
Spurs to Grind Out a Win
Everton fans are in broadly in two minds about Allardyce. Although the club have moved away from the relegation zone under Big Sam’s guidance, there are major misgivings about the style of football the team is playing.
Everton fans want to see blood and thunder football, not defensive displays and ‘respecting the point’ but they understand that needs must, for now at least.
If the Toffees leave Wembley with a positive result none of their fans will be too concerned with how they manage it. However, Everton are yet to beat any of the teams above them (including a 3-0 humbling against Tottenham at Goodison Park).
Allardyce’s defensive approach brought draws against Chelsea and Liverpool but couldn’t stop Man Utd from winning 2-0 at Goodison Park on New Year’s Day.
Much has been written about Spurs’ problems at Wembley but they’ve lost just once in the league in their temporary home. They’ve also found their swagger recently and we think they’ll just about do enough to overcome a stubborn Everton performance.
From a betting perspective, the first way to profit on a tight game is by backing under 2.5 goals at 6/5 with Betfair.
For a bigger pay out, have a bet on Tottenham to win the match by one goal which is 11/4 with Boylesports.
Everton’s Struggle for Goals to Continue
Sam Allardyce has been at Everton for long enough now to know where the squad needs improving.
The main concern for Allardyce is Everton’s lack of goals and he’s already made a move in that regard by bringing in Turkey international, Cenk Tosun.
Allardyce can only hope that his new striker hits the ground running but it’s rarely that easy for players who have to settle in a new country.
Scoring in his first game will be especially tough for Tosun against one of the Premier League’s best defences. We think Tottenham will be able to keep a clean sheet against Everton at 8/11 with Coral.
It may also be worth betting on the Tottenham 1-0 correct score at a best price of 6/1 with Betfred.
Kane to Send Out a Message to His Suitors
Everything players say is subject to extra scrutiny when the transfer window is open. For example, Harry Kane’s suggestion that Tottenham need to start winning trophies in order to hold onto their best players is being treated as a come and get me plea rather than an attempt to motivate his teammates.
Harry Kane has said he is happy to stay at Tottenham as long as the club starts winning trophies. pic.twitter.com/RXhTd68DxC— PurelyFootball UK (@PurelyFootball) January 8, 2018
Whether he’s 100% happy at Tottenham or not, Kane’s goalscoring prowess has alerted the biggest clubs in the world and he may well make a big money switch in the summer.
For now, all Kane can do is continue to score and we think he’ll make the difference against Everton by scoring first at 11/5 with Paddy Power.