Everton vs. Tottenham Betting Tips: Toffees can take at least a point against Spurs
Monday Night Football sees Everton welcome Tottenham to Merseyside and we've got Jimmy The Punt in the hot seat to provide us with his two best bets for the game.
Antonio Conte, the master of his own dismissal, orchestrated the whole ordeal with an outrageous rant.
Those familiar with the Italians' antics will know this is nothing out of the ordinary, belittling whatever squad he inherits in order to get his way.
This was a cut above, even by his standards, and it forced Tottenham to adhere to his clear wishes and relieved him of his duties in North London.
So, it is the dawn of a new chapter for Spurs, though I do not expect a drastic change in the plot as his right hand man of 11 years, Cristian Stellini, replaces him. This is his second managerial job, the last six years ago for Serie C side Alessandria.
Spurs could have as many as eight unavailable here but they should stick with Conte’s preferred 3-4-2-1. England’s all time leading goalscorer, Harry Kane, flanked by Heung Min Son and Dejan Kulusevski. As for the hosts, Andros Townsend is the only confirmed absentee.
Despite Sean Dyche’s best efforts, Dominic Calvert-Lewin also looks doubtful. It is rumoured Dyche has taken a keen interest in the Toffees frontman's injury woes, going to extraordinary lengths to determine what is at fault, including from stopping him adjusting his car seat and examining his mattress.
Everton vs Spurs Tips
Six wins from 13 league games, eliminated from UCL and FA Cup, Stellini has 10 games to salvage their season by securing a top four spot. According to the underlying data, it does not look likely though, with Spurs ranking 10th, slap bang average, since the restart.
Everton have looked a lot sturdier since the arrival of Dyche. Improvements were expected when an experienced coach replaces one who was clearly out of his depth but the immediacy of the turnaround has been impressive.
Everton have taken 11 points from eight games, hoisting them from 19th, two points from safety, to 15th, two points clear of safety.
They look particularly formidable at Goodison Park as well, winning 82% of that haul on their own patch.
The 5/2 about the home victory is tempting, but draw no bet is the main selection as it gives the added security of our stake back if it does end all square.
Five of Dyche’s eight games in charge at Everton have been televised meaning we have seen an awful lot of his side in action.
The eye test shows Abdoulaye Doucoure to be playing in a more advanced position then the central midfield suggests, in fact, he can often be spotted more or less alongside Everton’s frontman.
This is reflected in his increase in offensive output. Under Dyche’s tutelage, he has had six attempts, scoring twice and registering a further two assists.
I think the 8/1 about him scoring anytime on Monday is worth a punt, however, I am going to be greedy and combine that with a card.
Doucoure is an absolute fiend for them, racking up five across his last eight league appearances.
Best of luck if you are backing any of these selections and please remember to gamble responsibly.
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