A rollercoaster of a season for Tottenham concludes on Sunday afternoon when they face Everton at home. This is the last game Mauricio Pochettino’s team will play before heading off to Madrid for the Champions League final on June 1, where ironically nearly all of Everton’s supporters will be willing them to victory. As for the Toffees, they will look to continue the momentum gained in recent weeks and end the season on a high here.
Just 24 hours after Liverpool’s heroics against Barcelona, Tottenham produced a magnificent comeback of their own in the Champions League when they defeated Ajax in Amsterdam, coming back from 3-0 down on aggregate to progress on away goals thanks to Lucas Moura’s hat-trick. It’s an incredible achievement for a club to reach a European Cup final after not spending any money in the previous summer, one which will only further increase the interest in Pochettino following the job he has done so far. However, their form has been shaky in recent weeks and were heading for four straight defeats in all competitions had it not been for their miraculous comeback victory on Wednesday night. Still, Pochettino’s team are almost guaranteed a place in next season’s Champions League and need just a point here to mathematically confirm it.
Everton fans will heading into the summer feeling positive about their team’s chances heading into next season under Marco Silva following an impressive run of results to round off the campaign. The Toffees have won five of their last seven games in the Premier League, with victories in that time coming against the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, while they have also lost just once during that stretch. Their current form has helped them rise up to eighth in the table, a position they should be able to secure if they are able to avoid defeat in London on Sunday. It is Everton’s fourth straight away game in the capital this weekend, with previous results being a mixed bag with a win, draw and defeat to show for their last three away trips in the Premier League.
Both Heung-Min Son and Juan Foyth are missing for Spurs following their red cards in the defeat to Bournemouth last weekend. Elsewhere, their lengthy injury list sees Serge Aurier, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Harry Winks and Harry Kane all set to miss out, with Pochettino’s squad being particularly stretched heading into this game.
Everton have two injury doubts here, with Yerry Mina and Richarlison both looking set to miss out on a place in the squad. The latter’s absence will see one of Theo Walcott or Ademola Lookman drafted into the starting XI, while Phil Jagielka is also expected to figure in what looks likely to be his final Everton appearance 12 years after moving to Merseyside.
Everton draw no bet at 11/8 with William Hill – Of the two teams competing in this game Everton are in better form, picking up five wins from their last seven, while Tottenham’s squad looks decimated by injuries and suspensions. However, with Everton taking four points from their last three away games we’ve covered ourselves slightly with draw no bet.
Under 2.5 goals at 11/10 with Bet365 – Each of Everton’s last three away games have had under 2.5 goals, while five of Spurs’ last six in all competitions have gone under the line, also.