Unbeaten in five matches, Tottenham hosts this Saturday, January 13, Everton, who has not won for five games. The game will be played at Wembley Stadium in London as part of the schedule of the twenty-third round of the English Premier League season 2017/2018.
Tottenham’s recent performance
With 41 points (12 wins, five draws and five losses), Tottenham are fifth in the Premier League. Close the classification zone for European tournaments. He has two points advantage over Arsenal, sixth.
The expected fall of homegrown performance expected from Wembley’s switch to White Heart Lane as it renovates its stadium really happened. But it was smaller than we expected. As principal, Tottenham scored in ten of the 11 games played. With 22 points (six wins, four draws and one loss), it is the sixth in the ranking that takes into account only the results of the teams in their domains.
The English Premier League, however, was not the main subject of Tottenham in preparation for the duel. The news was taken over by the possible negotiation of the club’s main player, striker Harry Kane (21 games in the 2017/2018 edition of the Premier League scoreless) with Real Madrid. Neither club officially admits this possibility. Neither was there enough negative to convince that the talks are not in progress.
For now, coach Mauricio Pochettino can still count on his top scorer. The same can not be said for defenders Toby Alderweireld (ten games, no goal) and Danny Rose (five games, no goal); and midfielder Harry Winks (16 games, no goal). They are handed over to the medical department and rely on reassessment to determine whether they will be able to perform on Saturday.
The current form of Everton
The motivational effect of hiring a new coach seems to have come at Everton. After spending a few moments in the relegation zone and firing coach Frank de Boer, the Liverpool club hired veteran Sam Allardyce and managed to rise to the standings.
The ascent, however, did not last long. In the last five matches, the team suffered three defeats and tied twice. The most significant failure was just the latest. It took 2 to 1 of the Liverpool, its greater rival, and was eliminated of Glass of England.
The other four, who earned just two points from the 12 played, were for the English Championship and caused the blues to fall to ninth place. They have 27 points (seven wins, six draws and nine losses).
Recent stumbling has narrowed Everton’s claims for the season. Eliminated from the cups, the team will hardly be able to lift higher flights in the Premier League. The difference for the European Tournament classification block is 14 points.
The only good news for the fans of the team is in relation to the threat of relegation, which seems far away. Even with the poor phase, the team are seven points ahead of Stoke, who opens the sideline zone in 18th position.
For Saturday’s showdown, Allardyce had to manage three possible casualties due to injuries. Veteran goalkeeper Maarten Stekelengburg (still without English League season 2017/2018) and defenders Leighton Baines (13 games, two goals) and Michael Keane (16 games, no goal) are in the infirmary.
History of matches Tottenham vs Everton
Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Liverpool in the first round of the current Premier League season completed a list of ten unbeaten matches against Everton starting in 2013. It was five wins and five draws.
While playing away from home, Tottenham seem to be the ideal rival to the strategy used by Sam Allardyce. He likes to position Everton closed on defense and stuffed with midfielders. Avoiding conceding goals is the main mission. At home, the London team has shown great difficulties to overcome teams that adopt this form of acting. This makes the tie a good option for the match with a price of 6.00 in Rivalo. Victory of the constituents yields 1.25 and the visitors pay 11.00.