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Won Spurs vs Everton

Date
Dec 23, 2023
KO Time
3:00 pm
Score
2 - 1
Won

Match Prediction

  • Spurs Win

    Votes: 87 73.7%
  • Everton Win

    Votes: 10 8.5%
  • Draw

    Votes: 21 17.8%

  • Total voters
    118

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SPURS vs EVERTON - December 23rd - 3:00 pm - Match Day 18

Introduction

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TEAM FORM
Spurs - WWLDL -------- Everton - WWWW
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Seeking an immediate response to a gut-wrenching EFL Cup exit, Everton head south to tackle us in Saturday's Premier League contest. We strolled to a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last Friday, while the Toffees' hopes of EFL Cup glory were extinguished in a penalty-shootout loss to Fulham in the quarter-finals.

Spurs
Hammering the final nail into Steve Cooper's Nottingham Forest coffin, we made it back-to-back wins in the top flight with a resounding success at the City Ground to open game week 17, despite having to see out the final 20 minutes with just 10 men on the pitch.

With seconds remaining in the first half, Kulusevsky provided an on-the-money cross for Richarliso to open the scoring before capitalising on a defensive error from Matt Turner, who could only clear the ball out to the Swede under pressure from Son and was then beaten at his near post by the ex-Juventus man.

Bissouma's second red card of the new term was a needless blot on the notebook for us, but we comfortably rode out the win which proved to be Cooper's final match in the Forest dugout, while Postecoglou is now cutting a happier figure on our touchline, even if his stoic demeanour suggests otherwise.

Having firmly pulled ourselves out of our November rut, We will break back into the Champions League places with victory this weekend, as Manchester City - who are only one point better off - are vying for Club World Cup glory over in Saudi Arabia and are not back in Premier League action until December 27.

By putting four past a jaded Newcastle United crop in their last home fixture, we have now scored in each of their last 17 Premier League matches at our Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and have also netted in 29 successive top-flight fixtures in total, the longest current run in the division.


Everton
Everton have proven particularly adept both in front of goal over the past few weeks too, and the Toffees travel to North London with an unforeseen 100% record - both points-wise and clean sheets-wise - after four Premier League games in December so far.

On the back of successive beatings of Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United and Chelsea – where Sean Dyche's crop found the net six times and did not concede once - the ex-Burnley boss once again barked orders from the Turf Moor touchline last weekend, where strikes from Onana and Keane put Burnley to the sword.

The 16th-placed Toffees now possess a healthy seven-point buffer over the demotion zone thanks to their wonderful winter run, but Onana went from hero to zero in midweek as one of two Everton players to fluff their lines from 12 yards against Fulham, seeing a tame effort saved by Leno before idrissa struck the post as the Toffees woke up from their EFL Cup dream.

There is little time for Dyche's contingent to dwell on a missed shot at silverware as they bid to stretch their winning top-flight run to five matches, and each of Everton's last four Premier League games on the road has also ended in victory; not since their title-winning 1969-70 campaign have the visitors won five on the bounce away from home.


Everton came up trumps at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as recently as September 2020, albeit with no fans present during the COVID-19 era, and we have since strung together a five-game unbeaten run against the Toffees, winning both of our last home fixtures by an aggregate score of 7-0.

Team News

Having already seen red at Luton Town earlier this season, Bissouma's dismissal versus Forest means that the Mali midfielder has incurred a four-match suspension, and he is joined in the naughty corner by Destiny Udogie owing to the left-back's fifth yellow card of the new term last Friday.

As familiar suspension concerns rear their ugly heads again, we also remain without a wealth of long-term injury victims in Alfie Whitman (ankle), Bentancur (ankle), Ashley Philips (ankle), Maddison (ankle), Perisic (knee), Solomon (knee), Van de Ven (hamstring) and Sessegnon (hamstring), while Lo Celso is on the touch-and-go list with a knock.

Brennan Johnson's forehead was covered in blood as he departed the City Ground early on Friday, but the Welshman did not sustain a concussion in the incident and should be fine to take his place in our starting XI, which should also comprise Royal and Hojbjerg.

As for Everton, our former protege Dele Ali should be denied a reunion with his erstwhile employers as he continues to recuperate from a groin problem, while Andre Gomes (calf) also remains on the sidelines for the time being.

Dyche is also not optimistic about Doucour’s chances of shaking off a thigh problem in time for Saturday - Myklenko (groin) is in the same boat - while the full-back duo of Ashley Young and Seamus Coleman will need assessing closer to the time.

Options for change are particularly limited in midfield and defence for the visitors, but Beto and Danjuma - oura one-time loanee - could freshen up the Toffees' frontline.

Head-to-Head

We first played each other on Saturday 6th February 1904 where we beat them 2-1 at their ground in an FA Cup tie.

We have gone on and played each other 183 times, where are have won 40, they 56 and 57 of the games were drawn.

League: We have won 65, they have won 50 and 56 have been drawn

FA Cup: We have won 4, they have won 6 and 1 was drawn

League Cup: We have won the only game we had played.3

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