Tottenham v Everton: Papa Carlo is back in business
The Sunday program of the first round of the Premier League on September 13 will end with the game Tottenham – Everton, the forecast for which we offer below.
Spurs took the sixth place in the standings at the end of the last championship . It is unlikely that it corresponded to the ambitions of the club, because this position did not allow to get directly into the Europa League, but only in its qualifications. Although this tournament, for sure, is of the least interest to the club’s management and its fans.
The last season was remembered for the fans of the London club by the fact that Jose Mourinho took the helm of the team . Under his leadership , Tottenham did not surprise with anything. On the road, Spurs rarely rejoiced with victories, but at home they traditionally replenished their spectacled luggage, especially after quarantine. In the last five fights in the home arena, Londoners have won four wins and one draw.
If the instability of Tottenham in the last championship could still be attributed to the fact that Mourinho was only introducing his vision into the team’s game, then in the current championship the Portuguese will be asked in full. The minimum challenge for the season is to be one of the top four clubs in England.
In the offseason, the club’s management was not very active in the transfer market. Pierre-Emerick Heiberg and Matt Doherty were clearly signed for the future.
Before the upcoming match there are practically no staffing problems in Tottenham’s squad. Only Japhet Tanganga is in the infirmary.
“Toffees” played a far from unstable game last season. The team failed in the first half of the championship, and only in the second part did it manage to improve, which eventually resulted in 12th place at the finish. In many ways, Everton has improved its performance and quality of play thanks to the addition of Carlo Ancelloti to his coaching bridge . From the moment he appeared on the bridge of the club, before the pandemic, only Liverpool scored more points than toffee.
There was a period when it was possible to wedge in the distribution of seats in the Europa League, but after the quarantine, Everton slowed down a little. In the last nine matches, three defeats, three wins and three draws. Including, they lost to the future rival Tottenham (0: 1).
Anchelloti has serious tasks set for this championship. The team must become the “seventh” force and challenge the best clubs in the Premier League. The management was active in the offseason on the transfer market. In total, about 60 million pounds were spent. The main acquisitions were Allan and James Rodriguez, with whom Ancelotti is familiar from work at Napoli and Real Madrid, as well as Abdoulaye Ducourt from Watford. It is possible that their mentor will release already in this match.
As for the losses, Mason Holgate, Jean-Philippe Gbamen, Fabian Delph, Jenk Tosun will definitely not play due to injuries.
Tottenham have not lost to Everton in their last eight home games.
The bet “total over 2.5” has played in six of the last seven head-to-head meetings.
The “both will score” forecast has played in six of the previous nine head-to-head matches.
06.07.20 Tottenham Everton ten
03.11.19 Everton Tottenham eleven
05/12/19 Tottenham Everton 2: 2
12/23/18 Everton Tottenham 2: 6
01/13/18 Tottenham Everton 4: 0
09.09.17 Everton Tottenham 0: 3
03/05/17 Tottenham Everton 3: 2
08/13/16 Everton Tottenham eleven
Bookmakers consider Tottenham to be the favorite . Although it is unlikely that everything is so simple. In our opinion, Mourinho has already exhausted himself in England and there is no need to expect a bright performance by Tottenham. The Portuguese prefers to play from a reliable defense, and in its classic version, which is unlikely to come as a surprise to Ancellotti.
Everton , of course, will still be damp, but the midfield line looks pretty good with the arrival of the replenishment. In addition, in attack, “toffee” have someone to score. We believe that the rivals will exchange goals in this meeting, and Everton is unlikely to lose.