Tottenham finished last season on a flourish, and will be keen to pick up from where they left off when Everton come calling in their Sunday’s league opener.
Premier League 2020/2021
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Venue: London Stadium
Tottenham wrapped up the 2019/20 campaign on a strong note, claiming five wins and a couple of draws from their final eight games to sneak into sixth, and will be optimistic of an even better campaign should they start off here soundly.
The Lily-whites will be intent on a return to the Champions League, and Jose Mourinho have already showed this with the summer acquisitions of Matt Doherty and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
They are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League meetings with the Toffees, winning eight of those clashes and should have little trouble extending that run here.
Everton make the trip to North London, on a rather opposite note, with just one win from their last six league games of last season.
However, the Tofees have equally strengthened solidly in the off-season, with Allan arriving from Napoli and James Rodriguez from Real Madrid, while Abdoulaye Doucouré joined from demoted Watford.
It promises to be an eventful outing between these two sides on Sunday afternoon, but which of them is worthy of backing in the betting?
Giovani Lo Celso is a doubt for the hosts ahead of their season opener here.
Ancelotti will have a full complement of squad to choose from for his first competitive assignment on his full season with Everton.
Head to Head
Tottenham have 68 wins to Everton’s 54 in their 177 competitive meetings. 55 clashes have ended as stalemates.
Tottenham last five competitive games: DWWWD
Everton last five competitive games: DLDWL
This fixture have served up interesting crackers in recent years, and this one should hardly look different, particularly in the aspect of goals. Both Teams To Score (5/6) is one market worth exploring here, thus, as three of the last four matchups had seen both sides score.
Tottenham’s decent record of just one defeat from their previous seven Premier League opening day fixtures (W5, D1, L1) serves them well here, and surely puts them as betting favourites. They are 10/11 for a victory on that front, and we are snapping them up too as one of the tips to bank on here.