After being held to a frustrating draw by Newcastle following the international break, Spurs led Manchester United 1-0 during last weekend’s eventful Premier League fixture in north London, only for an eventual 3-1 defeat to leave them scrambling badly in the crowded race for a top-four finish.
Indeed, the manager later admitted that even finishing in the top six would now be a difficult task for a Tottenham side that seem bereft of confidence and hampered by repeated defensive errors.
Looking to pile more pressure on Mourinho at Goodison Park is an Everton team that have seen their own bid for Champions League qualification falter following a run of five matches without a win across all competitions including successive insipid draws against Crystal Palace and Brighton.
Date, time and venue
Everton vs Tottenham is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Friday, April 16, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Goodison Park due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Everton vs Tottenham
TV channel: Friday night’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm on the former and 8pm on the latter.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
Everton vs Tottenham team news
Everton XI: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Digne, Allan, Davies, Rodriguez, Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison
Subs: King, Nkounkou, Coleman, Virginia, Olsen, Broadhead, John, Price, Welch
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Dier, Alderweireld, Rodon, Aurier, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Reguilon, Son, Kane
Subs: Sanchez, Winks, Bale, Lamela, Hart, Lo Celso, Alli, Tanganga, Lucas Moura
Referee: Michael Oliver
Everton vs Tottenham prediction
Both of these sides are frankly making a mess of their quest for a top-four finish and neither will be high on confidence ahead of Friday’s contest.
A defeat for either team would be pretty disastrous in that sense, which could make for a cautious affair that plays out into a low-key draw that does little for either side’s Champions League ambitions or is otherwise settled by the odd goal.
Having said that, the last meeting between Everton and Tottenham in February was a nine-goal thriller settled by Bernard’s extra-time goal that sent the Toffees through to the FA Cup quarter-finals.
A repeat of that would be most welcome for the neutrals!
Everton vs Tottenham head to head (h2h) history and results
Everton wins: 9
Tottenham wins: 27
Last meeting: Everton 5-4 Tottenham (FA Cup fifth round - 10/2/2021)
Everton vs Tottenham betting odds and tips
Everton win: Between 12/5 and 5/2
Tottenham win: 11/8
Draw: Between 12/5 and 5/2
2-2 draw: 15/1
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