Neither Everton or Tottenham are playing their best football in the waning stages of the Premier League season, but both teams are still clawing for every available point with a spot in European Competition still within reach. On Friday, the clubs will go head-to-head in what could be a critical matchup with Everton sitting eighth in the Premier League table with 48 points and Tottenham in seventh with 49. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET at Goodison Park in Liverpool and this will be the third time the clubs have met this season.
Everton beat Tottenham 1-0 on the first matchday of the season and then earned a thrilling 5-4 victory in an FA Cup fifth round victory in February. However, Tottenham is still listed as the +113 money-line favorite (risk $100 to win $113) with Everton at +235 and the draw at +235 in the latest Tottenham vs. Everton odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Everton vs. Tottenham picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $18,200 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Tottenham vs. Everton and revealed his best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.
- Everton vs. Tottenham spread: Tottenham -0.5 (+110)
- Everton vs. Tottenham over-under: 2.5 goals
- Everton vs. Tottenham money line: Tottenham +113, Everton +235, Draw +235
- Tottenham: The club has scored 52 goals this season, which ranks fifth in the EPL.
- Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 14 goals this season, tied for fourth most in the EPL.
Why you should back Tottenham
Tottenham has the firepower to find the net on Friday. Spurs has scored in its last eight Premier League games. Meanwhile Everton has scored just two goals in its last five games. In its goalless draw against Brighton on Monday, Everton barely created any chances, earning an "expected goals" of just 0.31.
In addition, Spurs faces an Everton club that will be shorthanded. Injury-prone midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin will miss the rest of the season. The club also will be without Yerry Mina, who came off in the 58th minute against Brighton, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andre Gomes and Tyler Onyango.
Why you should back Everton
In the reverse Premier League fixture on Sept. 13, Everton grabbed three points by way of a 55th minute Dominic Calvert-Lewin strike. Possession numbers were relatively equal in that game with Tottenham on the ball 51 percent of the time to Everton's 49 percent. However, it was Everton that got off 15 shots to Tottenham's 10, so the quality of possession certainly seemed to favor The Toffees.
Calvert-Lewin went on to score another goal in the dramatic extra-time victory over Tottenham in the FA Cup. Unfortunately, he isn't expected to play on Friday because of an abductor issue. Richarlison had a pair of goals in the FA Cup win and the talented Brazilian will have to head up the attack with Calvert-Lewin's 14 Premier League goals missing. Richarlison has 12 goals in all competitions this year and Gylfi Sigurdsson will also play a major role in getting Everton forward after scoring a goal and assisting three against Tottenham in February.
How to make EPL picks for Everton vs. Tottenham
Green likes the over 2.5 total goals, and he's locked in two other best bets you need to see. He's only sharing his top picks here.
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