- Tottenham have won only three of their last 12 Premier League away matches.
- Everton have already beaten Spurs twice this season.
- Tottenham have won just one of their last five games in all competitions.
- Everton have avoided defeat in three of their last four league encounters with Spurs.
Everton targeting third win against Spurs
Everton limped to a 0-0 draw at Brighton on Monday evening, pushing their winless run to five matches in the process, though the out-of-form Toffees’ record against Tottenham this season suggests they have nothing to fear when Spurs visit Goodison Park on Friday.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men earned a richly deserved 1-0 win over Tottenham when Everton visited London back in September, and the Blues emerged on the right side of a nine-goal thriller when they hosted Spurs in a pulsating FA Cup tie in February.
The Toffees have a lengthening injury list to contend with ahead of Friday’s rematch however, with Yerry Mina, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Bernard ruled out and Allan, Andre Gomes and Dominic Calvert-Lewin all touch and go.
Tottenham relinquish another lead
Only Brighton have dropped more points from winning positions this season than Tottenham, and Spurs let another lead go in a 3-1 reverse at home to a Manchester United driven on by a sense of injustice on Sunday, following a controversially disallowed first-half effort.
Jose Mourinho’s charges have now won only one of their last five fixtures in all competitions, and with their campaign on the verge of collapse, rumours of discontent beginning to surface and Harry Kane eyeing up a summer move away, Tottenham’s camp isn’t a happy one.
Another defeat on Friday would see Tottenham replaced in seventh spot by Everton, and that result would leave Spurs closer to the bottom half than the top four.
Tottenham worth opposing
Tottenham have won only three of their last 12 Premier League away assignments, and their reputation for being soft visitors should hold again at Goodison Park on Friday.
Alongside their poor results, Spurs’ performances have been alarmingly abject, and they could struggle again when they travel north to take on an Everton team that has already toppled them twice this term.
The Toffees will fancy their chances of completing a hattrick of victories against Tottenham, though their record at Goodison Park is uninspiring to say the least, so backing the hosts in the double chance market is advised with plenty of wriggle room in the odds.
Everton’s problems on Merseyside have been rooted in their inability to deliver goals, and having notched exactly once in each of their last four Premier League home games, our 1-1 correct score prediction tips their lack of cutting edge to scupper their chances of claiming all three points.
Everton injuries and team news
Yerry Mina, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Fabian Delph and Bernard are ruled out, while Allan, Joshua King, Andre Gomes and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are all listed as doubts for Everton.
Tottenham Hotspur injuries and team news
Fullbacks Matt Doherty and Ben Davies are still out for Tottenham, and though injuries worries for Mourinho are few and far between beyond that, the Portuguese coach could shake things up a bit after last weekend’s poor showing against Man Utd.
Toby Alderweireld and Gareth Bale will hope to start, while Erik Lamela and Japhet Tanganga will also hope to feature from the first whistle.