Everton vs Tottenham – Saturday 12th August 2017 – 15:00 

Everton are 5/2 with Wayne Rooney at 11/2 to score first.

Everton face Tottenham at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, in the first round of matches after the international break.

The Toffees come into this match in mixed form, after losing 2-0 to Chelsea in their last match.

Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring for the Blues (27), with the Spaniard making a rare Chelsea start.

New signing Alvaro Morata made it 2-0 just before the break (40), with the striker scoring his second goal for his new club.

It means Everton went into the break in 12th place, with one of every result and they face a tough side in Tottenham.


New Squad 

It has been a productive off season for Everton, with manager Ronald Koeman recruiting heavily.

He has brought in the likes of Wayne Rooney, Davy Klassen, Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane to bolster his squad.

They have brought in a total of ten players, including Gylfi Sigurdsson who will be a key player for the Toffees.

It will be a huge season for Everton, with Ronald Koeman expected to deliver a top four finish.


Toffees Underdogs

Everton come into this match as underdogs, with Tottenham's pedigree informing the odds.

Ronald Koeman's will be looking to win this fixture and maximise their home advantage.

Everton will be looking for a first win in nine games against Tottenham.

Tough Start

Tottenham come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw at home against Burnley, a tough result for Pochettino' side.

It sees Spurs continue their poor form at their new adopted home, they will be more confident on the road this season.

Dele Alli opened the scoring for Tottenham just after the break (49), with a low finish past Tom Heaton.

Chris Wood making his first Premier League appearance for Burnley lashed home the equaliser, making it 1-1 (90+2).

It means Tottenham have won just two of their twelve matches at the home of English football.


Improvements Needed

Tottenham have had a mixed campaign by their standards, winning one, losing one and drawing one of their opening three matches.

They had an excellent transfer window, snaring Swansea forward Fernando Llorente to the club.

Spurs also made the signing of PSG right back Serge Aurier, along with the club record signing of Davidson Sanchez.

Llorente was a coup, with Spurs London rivals Chelsea linked with securing the Spaniard throughout the summer.

Spurs Favourites

Mauricio Pochettino's side come into this match as the favourites, despite boasting an identical record to Everton.

This will be a tough match for Spurs, with Everton and Koeman spending heavily in the transfer market.

Tottenham will be looking to make it five wins in eight matches against the Toffees.

Tottenham are 21/20 with Harry Kane at 3/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Rooney to score first @ 11/2

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 12/1

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