Everton v Tottenham
English Premier League
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Kickoff: 16:00 GMT
Normally you’d back the home side in such ‘even’ games but Everton’s recent home record and Tottenham’s more-than-decent away record points to a difficult game for the Blues.
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Everton have not won in the League at Goodison Park since September. Since that 3-0 win over Blackburn they have drawn with Stoke, Wolves and Aston Villa and lost to Liverpool last Sunday.
Everton’s injury list shows little sign of abating and, in addition, they are without the suspended John Heitinga, who got his fifth yellow card of the season against Liverpool. James Vaughan, Phil Neville, Victor Anichebe, Phil Jagielka and Mikel Arteta are all out while Jack Rodwell and Leon Osman undergo tests but both are doubtful.
Spurs arrive with three wins and two draws from their seven away games and, when these teams met in London in October in the Carling Cup, Everton lost 2-0.
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last five visits to Goodison Park, and given their performances this season Harry Redknapp will expect his team to come away with a point at least.
Everton v Tottenham Prediction
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Last season’s corresponding fixture saw a 0-0 draw but we see goals this time around, and it will come down to whether Everton can score enough to win the game or whether they will perish trying. They were unlucky against Liverpool but still need to take their chances.
Prediction: Everton 1-1 Tottenham