Preview and Prediction
Spurs plan to climb to top five on the table this season has gone sideways. They are instead stuck on the ninth with seven points behind Manchester United on the fifth. It is surely worse than Mauricio Pocchettinos reign. Thus, Mourinhos men have to seal a win in each and every last six games to be able to keep their hope alive for the continental competition next season. This weekend, they will be hosting Everton which sits two spots below them.
The teams latest transfer news
Spurs had a disappointing result in the previous outing against Sheffield United. They suffered a 1-3 defeat in Bramall Lane. They had already conceded three times before Harry Kane netted a consolation goal. Their new signing Sander Berge was the man of the match as he opened the score sheet and provided assists for Oliver McBurnies goal. Another goal was scored by Lys Mousset.
The Toffees endured their positive trend in the midweek as they beat Leicester City 2-1. Richarlison took the lead after taking advantage of Anthony Gordons cross and Gylfi Sigurdsson doubled their lead by his penalty. Luckily, The Foxes only replied once by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Jose Mourinho is in need to modify his tactical approach and formation. They were hapless when Sheffield exposed their defense line by cutting inside on both sides to get as near as the post before passing the ball to the frontman right at the goal mouth or striking it into the far post right away. The 4-3-3 might be suitable for this upcoming fixture as Everton’s side is relying more on the long cross. Harry Kane, Son Heung Min and Steve Bergwijn are the best option on the front.
Carlo Ancellotti seems to be able to make the best of out his team since his arrival with 4-4-2 formation, which is quite easily deployed for Gylfi Sigurdsson and Co as it is very similar to the traditional English team formation. The Brasilian Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Levin are the still main option upfront.
Players to watch
Spurs rely on Harry Kane and Son Heung Min as the main scorer. Both have scored 21 goals and provided 11 assists altogether. Some other key figures to watch are the wing back Serge Aurier and the versatile Argentinian midfielder, Giovanni Lo Celso.
Their counterpart, Everton, have some key players in the squad with some local talents too such as the top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin who has netted 13 goals this season, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate and Tom Davies.
Tottenham vs Everton Prediction
Both teams which are led by former Real Madrid boss, are actually level on the pitch. Perhaps Ancellotti’s men’s form is slightly more promising based on their latest trend but when it comes to the away fixture against the stronger side, they are often in difficulty. Thus, Spurs should be able to seal maximum points at their home turf.
There is no clear favourite for this game. Yet, considering the better squad, The Spurs are backed to win a bit higher is at 2.15, whereas Richarlison and Co’s odds to win are at 3.40. The draw result is at the value of 3.45