James MortonEverton vs Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday December 23rd, 16:00, Everton will hope to break their hoodoo against Tottenham - who they have not beaten in six years - when the two meet in the Premier League.
It has been a tough run with Spurs next, having faced the champions away and an underrated Watford side beforehand.
Tottenham by contrast are unbeaten in their last four games, aided by a last-minute goal from Christian Eriksen to win against Burnley.
While Everton’s tough run is nearly over Tottenham’s is just beginning as they face Arsenal again this season in the Carabao Cup before their trip to Goodison Park.
The hangover from that game in addition to their recent European exploits may see them burnt out by the weekend. Moreover, Everton and their play has been better than results have shown, and they might break a losing run against Spurs with a 3-2 win.
Tottenham have shown no qualms scoring in this particular fixture, having won three in a row, while Everton have found the net in every one of their home games this season. A far more attacking outfit under Marco Silva, they are likely to find goals through Richarlison or Gylfi Sigurdsson which is why many top betting sites back the Toffees to score.
Harry Kane loves playing against Everton. He has scored twice in each of his last three games against the Toffees. Having turned provider for Lucas and Eriksen in Tottenham’s recent respective games against Barcelona and Burnley he may rediscover his goal scoring touch at Everton.
Head to Head
Tottenham have a superb record against Everton, unbeaten in their last 11 meetings and winning the last three. The last two were particularly heavy with Spurs scoring seven goals without reply win 3-0 and 4-0 wins.
Everton’s last win in this fixture came around this time in 2012, with two 90th minute goals from Nikica Jelavic and Steven Pienaar to win 2-1.
Overall Everton are not too far off the London club in their history, winning 55 of their encounters, drawing 54 and losing 66.
None of Tottenham’s last 21 Premier League games have ended level, with Spurs winning 16 and losing five since a 1-1 draw at Brighton in April.
Only Bolton in 2011-12 (18) have had a longer run without a draw from the start of a Premier League campaign than Spurs this season (17).
Since the start of last season, no Everton player has scored more goals in all competitions than Dominic Calvert-Lewin (13, level with Gylfi Sigurdsson).
Everton have won just one of their last nine Premier League away games (D3 L5).