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Match Preview: Everton vs Tottenham

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Everton and Tottenham lock horns at Goodison Park this weekend, both of them looking to register their fourth Premier League win this season.

The Sunday afternoon in top-flight English football is booked for Everton and Tottenham, as they square off in Merseyside at 17:30 (CET).

The hosts are heading into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over Watford in the EFL Cup midweek. They have however won just one from their last six Premier League outings, losing the other five in the process.

Their poor form saw the Toffees drop to the 17th place in the league standings, two points above relegation-threatened Southampton.

Tottenham are also struggling in the 2019-20 campaign, as they’ve collected just 12 points from the opening 10 rounds. They failed to register a Premier Leauge win in October, noting one draw and two defeats during the past month.

The European vice-champions are currently sitting in 13th, but a win at Goodison Park tomorrow evening could see them climb up to the 8th place on the table.

Team news

Brazilian winger Bernard is out for the hosts after damaging knee ligaments last weekend, while midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin remains sidelined.

Manager Marco Silva confirmed he will have to make a late call on Yerry Mina’s availability, who was forced off in the EFL clash with Watford with an ongoing knee problem.

Tottenham’s left-back Danny Rose will miss the trip to Liverpool due to a one-game ban for accumulating five yellow cards this season.

Long-term absentee Hugo Lloris is also out, while Eric Lamela and Jan Vertonghen will be monitored ahead of the clash at Goodison Park.

Stats

Tottenham are unbeaten in their past 13 league games against Everton (W7, D6), equalling their longest undefeated sequence against the Toffees in the top flight.

Everton last defeated Spurs in December 2012, when Nikica Jelavic and Steven Pienaar scored late goals to earn a 2-1 victory.

The Toffees lost 6-2 to Spurs at Goodison Park last season and 3-0 the year before – they have never lost three consecutive top-flight home games against a particular opponent by at least a three-goal margin.

The last time Tottenham met Everton with both sides starting the day in the bottom half of the table was in April 2004, when David Moyes’ Everton beat David Pleat’s Spurs 3-1 at Goodison Park.

Everton have conceded 16 league goals this season, a tally exceeded only by the bottom three prior to the weekend. However, they have won seven of their last nine Premier League home games, and have kept clean sheets in seven of 10.

Tottenham, on the other hand, are winless in 11 Premier League away games (D2, L9). Defeat would be Tottenham’s 19th league and cup loss (excluding shoot-outs) this calendar year, their most since 2008.

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