Tottenham v Everton – EPL 29 Aug 2015
Tottenham have stumbled into the new Premier League season. They started by losing 1-0 at Man Utd, drawing 2-2 at home to Stoke City, and drawing 1-1 away to Leicester City this past weekend. Mauricio Pochettino just cannot get Spurs to perform right now. Saturday is definitely too soon for Spurs to play in such a difficult encounter against Everton.
Everton fans could not hide their disappointment in starting the season with a 2-2 home draw against Watford, but joy returned when they were able to beat Southampton away with a comfortable 3-0 score-line. Now, though, they are bidding to rebound from a 2-0 home loss in which they were dominated by an excellent Man City side.
Harry Kane was Tottenham’s breakout star from last season, but the golden boy has struggled to score in his first three league games of the season. The 22-year-old hope of Tottenham is now a marked man in the Premier League and defences have had an entire summer to prepare to stop him.
Pochettino finally managed to sell Roberto Soldado, selling the flop off to Villarreal. Emmanuel Adebayor, another disappointing striker is still on the books, and Pochettino also wants to get rid of him. The point of this is that Kane has no support from genuinely talented strikers. They might be able to get through it against Everton, but Kane will continue to struggle without help.
Everton are in a superior situation to Spurs in that they have Arouna Koné and Steven Naismith to support Romelu Lukaku in attack. Currently, Spurs do not have a viable plan B when they struggle to score. And the fact that Spurs have appeared suspect in defence means that Everton could take advantage when they teams to come to play on Saturday.
Tip one: Everton to win @ 3.70 with Betfair
Tip two: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.83 with Betfair
Everton have already proven that they can travel and win against sides of a similar talent-level to them. Therefore, it is appealing to back them to beat Spurs at odds of 3.70 with Betfair.