Teatime on Saturday sees 12th placed Everton visit North London to face Spurs, currently sitting in third place in the Premier League. Frank Lampard’s side have been playing well in recent weeks, and the former Chelsea manager is perhaps proving some people wrong on Merseyside, putting in some solid defensive performances and picking up points off the sides in and around them in the league.
Spurs are third but have been unconvincing for large parts of the season. They are getting the results but in recent weeks they have lost to Sporting and Arsenal, and also drawn with Frankfurt. A visit of Everton is a tough test right now, but a squad with the quality of Tottenham should win this game.
Spurs’ Champions League commitments may play into the Toffee’s hands here however, with the London side having played four games in October already, and last playing on Wednesday evening. I would anticipate a low-scoring affair, with Spurs likely to sit back and look to hit the Blues on the break. Everton are defensively solid however, and their centre-back pairing of Coady and Tarkowski are well protected by Idrissa Gueye and Amadou Onana and could make this game very difficult for their hosts.
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Bet Builder Tips
Harry Kane to Score or Assist
If it weren’t for a certain Norwegian, more people would probably be aware that Harry Kane has 8 goals in 9 Premier League games this season, to go along with his single assist. Kane also has 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 games in all competitions, the only exception being the drab 0-0 draw in Frankfurt last week. Kane bagged a goal and an assist in the reverse fixture on Wednesday and looks to be in great form.
England’s striker is also on penalties, so that could provide an easy route to a goal, whereas Son is finally firing again, with 5 goals in 5 games, and fellow winger Richarlison will no doubt be keen to perform against his old club, both combining to give Kane plenty of options for an assist if he cannot find the back of the net himself.
Kane is always likely to either score or assist, with a goal or an assist in all but two Premier League games this season and having scored in all of his last four Premier League games, all the while creating 17 chances for his teammates so far this season. He will need to be at his best to break down a stubborn Everton defence, and I expect that he will be.
Neal Maupay to have a Shot on Target
Everton’s new striker Maupay only has one goal in his four Premier League appearances since the summer move, but it is not for lack of trying. Maupay is averaging 2.58 shots per game this season, more than any player in Frank Lampard’s side with more than 100 minutes in the Premier League this season.
These shots are leading to 0.77 shots on target per game, and Maupay has so far only failed to register a shot on target in one game, the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United last week, where the Blues’ early lead saw them sit back and invite pressure, and then when chasing the game, they resorted mainly to crosses which do not especially suit a 5’7’’ striker like Maupay.
Everton may not have a huge number of chances in this game, but Spurs’ preferred playstyle of sitting back should give him the opportunity to get involved in the match and hopefully get plenty of shots off, and if so, only one needs to hit the target for this to land at what I would consider a very generous price considering his record so far in 2022-23.
Frank Lampard seemed to confirm this game will come too soon for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, stating that he’s not yet taking part in “every” session, so Maupay’s place should remain his for this game at least, and the return of the club’s number 9 should give him the motivation to show Frank Lampard why he should keep his spot even after Calvert-Lewin returns to full fitness.
Amadou Onana to be Shown a Card
This game should be ripe for cards, with referee Paul Tierney showing more yellows per game than all but one other Premier League referee. There are a few players with good potential, but for my money there is only one option for a great value bet.
Amadou Onana looks to be an excellent signing, something we have not been able to say of a player moving to the blue side of Liverpool for some time. Onana is combative and hard-working in midfield, which is why the Goodison Park faithful have so quickly taken to him.
Onana’s role on the right puts him directly up against Richarlison and Matt Doherty, who will be much more attacking than the suspended Emerson Royal. Kane will also have licence to roam all over the pitch, and Onana’s box-to-box role means he is likely to be heavily involved in transitions which often lead to cards.
The Belgian has 3 bookings already this season, with 2 in his last 5 Premier League games, both of which came against ‘big 6’ sides in Liverpool and Manchester United. This is no real surprise as they are amongst the most dangerous sides on the break, so Onana won’t mind picking up a yellow to stop a dangerous situation, especially when faced with a lethal front-three like Kane, Son and Richarlison.
No player with more than 100 Premier League minutes has committed more fouls in an Everton shirt (2.26 per 90), with his high fouls drawn figures showing he is heavily involved in midfield battles, again likely to lead to bookings. Considering how low some other players are valued, Onana looks to be fantastic value at 2/1.
Everton to have 5 or more Corners
Another great value selection is Everton corners. Their last four have seen 5, 6, 5 and 7 corners, including the games against Liverpool and Man United. Frank Lampard’s men are capable of putting the pressure on when behind, as shown by the last 10 minutes in their last outing against United, and with this likely to be a low-scoring affair, and Spurs’ tendency to defend leads rather than attempt to add to them, I think this has a great chance to land for a fifth game in a row.
Spurs’ opponents have mustered 4, 6, 6 and 5 in their last 4 games also, so this has a great chance to land, however taking this a rung down to over 4 corners also has decent value, so if you would rather play it a little safer then this is the area to do it. 1.73 is still very appealing and would’ve landed in all of Spurs’ last four games, and in Everton’s last four also. But, for me, with the big jump in odds to 5 or more, this was too good to turn down.
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