Match Previews: Premier League (November 3)

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Updated: October 29, 2013
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Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Match Date: 03 November 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Goodison Park

 

Everton

Alcaraz and Gibson are both badly injured and will miss a few of the side’s upcoming matches. The health dilemma nevertheless served little impact on Everton’s most recent rally, whereby Aston Villa were put on a goal-less tragedy by The Toffees. Lukaku and Osman were the key players to mint this victory, delivering one goal apiece between the 68th and the 81st minutes. The triumph would be Roberto Martínez’s squad’s fifth success this season, and was a sizable source of points that kept the side in the top six.

 

Tottenham Hotspur

At the back of the embarrassing 0-3 home defeat from West Ham United are back-to-back victories that prevented Tottenham Hotspur from sliding further in the league table. The side’s win over Aston Villa, and more recently over Hull City, fueled the Spurs to pick up six points to pin themselves in the rankings’ fourth spot. The latest victories were both clean sheets, and Roberto Soldado turned out to be the matches’ most equipped hero.

 

Football betting tip: Facing an equally powerful team, Everton will see their visitors try hard to seize their first away win over the hosts since six years ago. However, based on their recent showings, Everton play best at home and would likely to eliminate their opponent’s hope for that opportunity. In this joist, the home side would score at least one goal more than their opponents.

 

Everton | Image source: mstarz.com

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Cardiff City vs. Swansea City

Match Date: 03 November 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Cardiff City Stadium

 

Cardiff City

Their win over Fulham a few weeks ago gave Cardiff City the stimulus that they would then be facing a much improved run in the league. However, what seemed to be a hope ended up to be a major dismay. The Bluebirds’ matches that followed their victory in London resulted in the side eclipsing a significant blow in their streak. Defeats from Newcastle United and Chelsea brought them down in the rankings, while their goal-empty draw with Norwich provided them only a fractional point that did not even help them veer into the top 15. The side’s dismal defensive mechanism is obviously their weakness that they should work on a lot more seriously.

 

Swansea City

Swansea are neither strong nor ineffective when playing away from their home, as seen in the mixed results they obtained from their four most recent away matches in the English top-tier football. However, in their two latest tourneys, the side have shown considerable adeptness in preventing their opponents from scoring. The Jacks achieved clean sheets in those battles, although their last one finished in a 0-0 draw with West Ham United.

 

Online betting tip: Swansea City are very determined to bag their third win in the tournament this season. Although Cardiff City may be able to create chances, they are periled by a problematic defense which the Jacks could easily use as pedestal to score goals and win the combat.