Merseyside Meets North London: Everton Hosts Spurs at Goodison

Everton is having a difficult season after the league fined the team 10 points, but the historic club is determined to reach out of the relegation zone. Tottenham still has a chance to compete for the title, but there are four other teams above them, all wanting the championship in the EPL.

Match Details

On Saturday, February 3rd, Everton is going to host the match at Goodison Park for a kick-off time of 12:30.

Team News

Everton will have to be without a few major stars, as there are injuries to players like Abdoulaye Doucoure, Seamus Coleman, Bamidele Alli, Andre Gomes, and Amadou Onana. Idrissa Gana Gueye will miss the game due to playing in the African Cup of Nations.

Tottenham’s squad is looking solid, although the team will be without a few players due to injury, including Alejo Veliz, Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso, Pape Sarr, and Manor Solomon. Heung-Min Son (AFC Asian Cup) and Yves Bissouma (African Cup of Nations) will also be missing for Tottenham.

Recent Form

Tottenham will really have to improve if they want to jump a few places on the ladder, as the squad is in 5th place right now with 40 points. They’ve had three wins, one draw, and one loss in their previous five matches, but they had a good 2-2 draw against Man United in their last game.

It’s getting harder for Everton, as the popular team is currently in the relegation zone at 18th place. With 18 points, Everton can jump a few spots, but the winning needs to start now. The club has had three losses and two draws from their last five matches, and their most recent game was a 0-0 draw with Fulham.


Everton doesn’t match up well with Tottenham based on recent records. When these clubs have met in the last five matchups, there have been two draws and three victories for Tottenham.

Key Players to Watch

It’s a shame that Everton is missing Abdoulaye Doucouré to injury, as he’s the team’s top goalscorer with 6 goals. Still, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has looked good recently and can step up when needed.

Tottenham will be glad to have Son Heung-Min back in the squad when he’s finished in the AFC Asian Cup, but until then, there are a few players to watch. Richarlison is certainly the best scorer on the team right now, as he’s already picked up 7 goals in 18 matches.

Tactical Overview

Tottenham excels in maintaining control of the ball, making quick passes that are more difficult for opponents to stop, and completing scoring opportunities when close to the net. The team must concentrate on denying the opposition simple chances to score and preventing headers.


Tottenham is a slight favourite for this match, but the odds are also interesting for Everton, as the team is fighting hard, and the game is on their home ground. A bet on Everton to win is not a terrible idea, as the odds are 17/10 from Bet365, then 31/20 for Tottenham to win, and a draw is at 5/2. The Anytime Goalscorer bet is safest with Richarlison with odds of 15/8. Everton’s chances are 35%, Tottenham’s are 38%, and a draw is 27%.