Tottenham vs EvertonEnglish Premier League, KO: 16:30 Sep 13, 2020, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TOTTENHAM showed signs of improvement towards the end of last season and they will be desperate to hit the ground running when they welcome Everton to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Spurs, after a tumultuous 2019/20 campaign, will be looking to rediscover their mojo as Jose Mourinho gears up for his first full season in charge in north London.
The self proclaimed “Special One” steered his side to four wins from six at the back end of last season and that strong finish was enough to see Spurs sneak a top-six finish.
One of those aforementioned victories came against Sunday's opponents Everton who themselves will be looking to continue their upward progression under Carlo Ancelotti .
Indeed, the Toffees limped to a 12th placed finish last term, however, the Italian's arrival and influence has generated a monumental mood swing at Goodison Park.
The Blues boss has since opened the cheque book to revamp the Merseysiders' midfield by making some eye-catching additions in the shape of Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez.
Everton won just five of their top-flight road trips last term and that is reflected in the odds with a Toffees triumph trading at 7/2 with UniBet, while the draw is also deemed unlikely at 27/10 with the same bookmaker.
A Michale Keane own goal was enough to settle a drab affair between these two teams back in July and I suspect goals could be in short supply on Sunday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Under 2.5 match goals copped in both meetings last season and a repeat this weekend will tempt plenty of punters at 10/11 with Betfred, however, I'm going to opt for an alternative angle by making use of Bet 365's Bet Builder feature.
The combination that I like the look of is Tottenham double chance, under four match goals and over 1 match card, all of which combined will give us a backable 4/5 shot with Bet 365.
Taking this approach would have banked profit in both meetings last season and I'm happy to side with a repeat on Sunday given Spurs strong end to last season coupled with Jose Mourinho's notoriously negative tactics.
In considering who may get on the scoresheet in this tussle, value could lie with Tottenham talisman Harry Kane who is priced up at 11/10 with 888Sport to score anytime.
The Spurs striker should be up to speed for this showdown following his recent run-outs for England and it's not often Kane is odds-against to strike on home turf when faced with a side outside of the traditional top-six.
Finally, I'm also going to delve into the card markets with the view to backing Everton defender Lucas Digne to be booked at 11/2 with Unibet.
The Toffees left-back collected three cards across the final five fixtures of last season – one of which I successfully tipped up – and the fiery Frenchman looks overpriced for a caution at 11/2 (UniBet) in this capital clash.
This English Premier League match between Tottenham and Everton will be played on Sep 13, 2020 and kick off at 16:30. Check below for our tipsters best Tottenham vs Everton prediction.