Preview - Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton 12 May 19

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Match Day 38
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton
Sunday, May 12th 2019
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur: 
Last five matches form: W L W L L
Average goals per match: 1.76
Average goals against per match: 1.00
Top Scorer: Harry Kane (17)

Last five matches form: W L W D W
Average goals per match: 1.41
Average goals against per match: 1.19
Top Scorer: Gylfi Sigurdsson & Richarlison (13)

What a week it has been for Tottenham Hotspur who produced a comeback to rival that of Liverpool's with a three goal blitz in the second half against Ajax to reach the Champion's League final. Already sure of qualification for next seasons competition, they round off their Premier League campaign with this home game against eighth placed Everton.

Eighth is a fair result for Everton in Marco Silva's first full season at the helm, and they have been playing some of their best stuff of the season in recent weeks.

Everton won't have happy memories of the reverse of this fixture having been thumped 6-2 by Spurs at Goodison Park. Tottenham were also comfortable winners in the game here last season. 4-0 the score-line on that occasion.

Juan Foyth and Son Heung-Min are both suspended for Tottenham, whilst Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Winks and Davinson Sánchez all miss out through injury.

Following a perfect start in their opening four games at their new home, Spurs have now lost their last two here, going down 1-0 to both West Ham and Ajax.

Everton have been impressive in losing only one of their last seven and keeping six clean sheets across those games.

It will be interesting to see what side Spur's put out here with there seeming little sense in risking injuries ahead of the Champion's League final. At full strength we would expect them to win but, as it is, a draw may be on the cards here.

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1 Everton


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 2 - 2
Shots:  11 - 17
Shots on target: 3 - 9
Corner Kicks: 7 - 4
Possession: 55% - 45%

Two bookings at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, both for the away side, with referee Andre Marriner taking the names of Morgan Schneiderlin and Lucas Digne.

The home side took the lead in just the third minute here. Real pinball in the area following a corner from the right-hand side, with the ball eventually falling kindly for Eric Dier to smash home from the right corner of the six-yard box. 1-0 at the break.

Everton equalised in the 69th minute. Gylffi Sigurdsson slipping in Theo Walcott on the right of the area. The ex-Arsenal man cutting inside and looking to slip as he shot from around 12 yards out, but his effort still found the bottom left corner.

Just three minutes later the Toffees had turned the game on its head. A real scramble almost on the goal line following a corner from the left, with Cenk Tosun eventually managing to bundle the ball over the line from less than a yard.

And three minutes after that, we were all square again. Christian Eriksen teeing up a free kick around 21-yards out to the left-hand side and firing an excellent low effort into the bottom right. 2-2 it finished.

It's fourth place in the end for Tottenham Hotspur then. They of course may yet still end the season on the ultimate high though, with their Champion's League final clash with Liverpool still to come.

We have been doubters of Everton for much of this campaign but are starting to warm to Marco Silva's men just a little now. They certainly ended the season in largely excellent form and finish up in a respectable eighth spot. That's the same place they ended up last season, but they do have five more points more this time around. Not a huge step forward, but a step forward, nonetheless.

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