Tottenham and Everton headline Sunday’s English Premier League matches. The two sides are led by famous managers who have quite a collection of international and domestic trophies. Wherever they worked, both Mourinho and Ancelotti left a massive mark, and the fans of the Spurs and the Toffees expect to see the same here. Though the competition in England is pretty sharp, and in order to win a trophy, one team needs to be flawless.
Tottenham (-115) and Mourinho are under massive pressure to post a noticeable result this year. Okay, the last campaign was turbulent, and the fans were aware of the entire situation, so they haven’t said a word to the Special One. However, that isn’t going to be the case this season. It is one trophy or a Champions League spot, at least, in order for them to be content.
Mourinho isn’t happy with the schedule his team has in the next three weeks or so. The Spurs will play 8 games until October 1, counting in the continental competitions, English Premier League, and the Carabao Cup. Fortunately for him, there aren’t any injured players in his squad.
The Spurs played four club friendly matches in the last 20 days, winning the first three and losing the most recent against Watford, 2-1. They scored in each one, but it still seems that Tottenham didn’t reach the full speed.
Everton (+333) comes as an underdog to London, but with high expectations. Ancelotti signed Allan from Napoli, Doucoure from Watford, and James Rodrigues, who arrived on a free transfer. With the roster he already had, the Toffees are emerging as one of the potential candidates for the Champions League spot.
Also, knowing the Italian manager, he will try to win one Cup trophy. Ancelotti is excellent in the elimination stages, and with the current squad at his disposal, lifting a trophy is realistic.
Everton played just two games during the preparation period. The first was against Blackpool 3-3, and the second against Preston 2-0. Still, expect to see the Toffees defensive when playing, because it is Ancelotti’s style. Fast transition, counter-attacks, and set pieces, that will be the main weapon of his team.
All of Tottenham’s players are ready to play this Saturday.
On the other side, Cenk Tosun, Fabian Delph, Holgate, and Gbamin are all out.
Head to Head Matches
This is going to be the 180th match between these two big rivals. The Spurs have a slightly better record with 68 victories, Everton was better in 55 contests, and 56 ended without winners.
Both matches during the previous campaign ended under 2.5 goals. The first in Liverpool, 1-1, and the second in London 1-0. That one was played following the COVID-19 paise.
As we said, Everton will have a conservative approach, and also, don’t expect to see the Spurs open-minded on Sunday. It’s Mourinho, remember? Our suggestion is to bet on a moderate efficiency 2 or 3 goals, with the odds for that -105. Another pick would be Tottenham to win, but that is far less secure.
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