Everton vs Tottenham: Close encounter on cards
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Everton vs Tottenham: Close encounter on cards

Kick-off: 2000, 03/04/2023

Stadium: Goodison Park

TV: Sky Sports

Cristian Stellini faces a tricky first test as Tottenham interim manager when taking on a rejuvenated Everton team fighting for survival.

The last three renewals of this Premier League fixture played at Goodison Park have ended in stalemate and this could be another close encounter.

Siding with a draw at 23/10 makes sense for our first Everton vs Tottenham prediction.

Toffees to shrug off money worries

Sean Dyche has done everything expected of him since taking charge of Everton, turning them into a dogged and determined outfit.

The Toffees have won three of their four home matches under the former Burnley boss, all 1-0 victories versus Arsenal, Leeds and Brentford.

Everton have also picked up a point on their last two road trips, drawing 2-2 at Nottingham Forest and Chelsea.

The club has been referred to an independent commission over an alleged breach of the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rules.

Reported three-year losses of £371.8million significantly exceed the maximum allowance of £105m over that period.

However, Dyche does not seem the type of head coach to let such matters affect the dressing room and another resilient display is anticipated here.

Looking at the 7/2 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time.

Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Tarkowski, Keane, Godfrey, Coleman, McNeil, Onana, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gueye, Gray.

Fresh start for Spurs

Tottenham have appointed Stellini as acting head coach until the end of the season following the decision to part company with Antonio Conte.

An extraordinary rant after a 3-3 draw at Southampton last time out prompted Conte’s exit.

Spurs had been 3-1 up with 75 minutes played but faltered late on, prompting the Italian to berate his team as “selfish players” that “play for themselves”.

The London club also recently suffered a disappointing FA Cup exit at Sheffield United and were knocked out of the Champions League by AC Milan.

However, they are still fighting for a top-four finish and have quite a favourable run-in.

Whilst a crunch seven-day period in April sees fixtures against Newcastle, Manchester United and Liverpool, six of Spurs’ other seven matches are against bottom-half teams.

Lifting squad morale will be a top priority for Stellini, along with fixing a misfiring forward line.

Harry Kane has been a model of consistency this season with 23 goals and will return from the international break as England’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Son Heung-min, Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski have been frustrating, though, and Tottenham’s midfield is not the most creative.

A steady 1-1 stalemate here would be a satisfactory start for Stellini and 11/2 for that outcome completes our Everton vs Tottenham betting tips.

Last Spurs line-up: Forster, Dier, Romero, Porro, Davies, Lenglet, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Son, Richarlison, Kane.

Additional stats

Player statistic

Abdoulaye Doucouré Red card 58'    
    60' Yellow card Harry Kane
    64' Yellow card Clément Lenglet
    68' Penalty Harry Kane
    79' Yellow card Cristian Romero
    88' Red card Lucas Moura
Michael Keane
(Assist: Ben Godfrey)
Goal 90'    

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