Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur – English Premier League, April 16, 2021

| April 14, 2021 12:22 pm PDT

These two sides are supposedly in the hunt for a Champions League spot this season. Everton even has a game in hand – but a top-four finish for either is looking increasingly unlikely.

Both clubs have led the league at times during the campaign but now look a long way behind the likes of Manchester United and even West Ham.

Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur Odds

Everton to Win+220
The Draw+225
Tottenham Hotspur to Win+129

If Carlo Ancelotti has some of his first-team regulars back from injury this Friday, Everton might be able to beat these odds offered by BetOnline. But there is not the same fluency as earlier in the season.

Tottenham is hardly looking world-beating itself, but Harry Kane always poses a threat. The draw bet might be the one to go for here.

Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview

Everton was only able to come away from Brighton with a goalless draw on Monday. But Ancelotti will be grateful for that, considering how dominant the home side was. A spate of injuries was a major reason for the performance, but it was only down to the misfiring Brighton forwards that Everton gained even a point.

The good news is that there should be some players back in time for this quick turnaround in fixtures for Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin will hope to take some part in the game, but influential defender Yerry Mina will definitely miss out after he limped off at the start of the second half on Monday. It may well be Everton’s midfield that gives the home side a chance of point on Friday.

Jose Mourinho doesn’t have the same kind of injury worries as his Everton counterpart. But he is not getting the best of the players he does have available at the moment.

It does seem as though the likes of Kane and Moura are playing well in spite of their manager, not because of his input.

Mourinho strikes a very divisive figure wherever he coaches, of course – and his golden touch has seemed to desert him in the last few years. Spurs still have an outside chance of a European place of some description, but it was easily beaten by Manchester United last weekend and could only draw with Newcastle in the game before that. It may end up being another trophy-less season for the ‘Special One.’

Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur Pick

  • The Draw

The goals and talent of Harry Kane are the only real reasons why I think Spurs can come away from Goodison Park with a point on Friday. There has only been one win in the last four games for the north London club, and confidence does not seem high.

Everton is struggling for form as well, though – and this could be a case of two-misfiring squads coming together to kick off the latest set of EPL fixtures.

Dan Roberts
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