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Everton vs Tottenham: Premier League preview

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ose Mourinho will be desperate for his Tottenham side to provide a swift response to their latest collapse when they travel to Everton on Friday night.

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.

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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

Tottenham could remain without full-backs Ben Davies and Matt Doherty, who were both absent against Manchester United at the weekend.

While those are Spurs’ only known fitness concerns at present, the problems have been mounting for Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti of late.

Top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin missed the goalless draw at Brighton on Monday night with an abductor issue, while Jordan Pickford, Andre Gomes, Allan and Josh King have also been dealing with injury issues.

All of those players could return on Friday however, though Yerry Mina, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Bernard and Fabian Delph are still sidelined.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin’s awful luck on the injury front has continued, meanwhile, with the Ivorian midfielder set to miss the rest of the season with medial ligament damage suffered in training earlier this week.

He had only just returned from 20 months out with an 11-minute cameo off the bench against Crystal Palace.

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.

A repeat of that would be most welcome for the neutrals!

Everton vs Tottenham head to head (h2h) history and results

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

Draw: Between 12/5 and 5/2


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