Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton

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Updated: February 5, 2014
Tottenham Hotspur

Match Date: 09 February 2014 (local)

Match Venue: White Hart Lane

 

Tottenham Hotspur

Tim Sherwood’s team’s perfect away record in the English top-flight league was put to an end when Hull City held them in a 1-1 draw. Shane Long put the hosts in the lead just 12 minutes into the match, but Paulinho—though it took him nearly an hour to find the net—was able make the scoring level with his goal in the 61st minute. Form records pointed decisively to a Spurs win, with Sherwood having won three in a row on the road while Hull were goalless and pointless throughout January. Yet, it all ended with the sides sharing the spoils. Tottenham Hotspur are currently at number six, nine points short of Chelsea or Manchester City.

 

Everton

Steven Naismith rallied late to help Everton bounce back from their Merseyside derby downfall with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Goodison Park. The match seemed to be another embarrassing 90 minutes to follow up the 4-0 defeat by Liverpool, with Leandro Bacuna giving Villa a surprise lead in the 34th minute. However, Everton had an adrenaline rush in the second half and earned an equalizer through Naismith’s strike in the 74th minute. Mirallas then sealed the victory with a stunning free kick in the 85th minute to keep Everton within the table’s top quarter.

 

Sports betting tip: Expect this clash to display massive stunts with both Tottenham and Everton very zealous to earn all the spoils. A draw could likely mark this fixture’s finish.

 

Tottenham Hotspur | Image source: Telegraph