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  • December 9, 2012
  • • 10:00
  • • Goodison Park, Liverpool
  • Referee: K. Friend
  • • Attendance: 36494
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Premier League Preview: Everton - Tottenham

Premier League Preview: Everton - Tottenham

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Spurs has climbed up to fourth with a run of three straight victories, but the Toffees will want to put a dent in the Champions League ambitions of their visitors

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

EVERTON

Howard
Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines
Gibson, Osman,
Naismith, Fellaini, Pienaar
Jelavic
TOTTENHAM

Lloris
Walker, Caulker, Vertonghen, Naughton

Sandro, Huddlestone
Lennon, Dembele, Dempsey
De
foe

David Moyes has no fresh injury worries to contend with and could name the same side which earned a highly credible draw at Manchester City last Saturday.

Phil Neville (knee) is a long-term casualty for the Toffees, whilst Belgium attacker Kevin Mirallas (hamstring) has been out for a month, and is still not fit enough to return. Victor Anichebe (hamstring) also looks sets to remain on the sidelines.

Andre Villas-Boas will be without key man Gareth Bale for the match at Goodison Park after the Welshman limped out of the 3-0 win over Fulham last time out.

Bale (hamstring) is joined on the treatment table by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) and Scott Parker (achilles), however the pair are close to a return to first-team action.

Younes Kaboul (knee) is not expected back before the new year, although fellow defender Michael Dawson (hamstring) could travel for Saturday's clash.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Everton sits three points behind Tottenham going into the match at Goodison Park, but the Toffees should be confident of avoiding defeat - they have not lost to Spurs at home since 2007.
  • There has been much talk of Everton making an uncharacteristically good start to the season, but that form may have worn off in recent times with David Moyes’ men winning just one of their last nine games - seven of which were draws.
  • Everton's barren run of wins looks to have coincided with a dip in form for marskman Nikica Jelavic (pictured, right). The Croatia international has just five goals this season, all of which have come against clubs in the bottom six of the Premier League.
  • Fans of Tottenham may as well leave if their team is trailing going into the final 10 minutes of the game. They're yet to score past the 80th minute mark in a Premier League game this season.
  • Those same fans shouldn't leave any earlier, though. Away from home Spurs have been very active in the window between the 70th and 80th minute - they've scored 43% of there total away Premier League goals in this period.
  • Tottenham has bounced back well from its humiliating 5-2 defeat at the hands of their bitter north London rival Arsenal in mid-November. It has won its last three games in the Premier League to rise up to fourth place - some five points ahead of the Gunners - and is now level on points with Chelsea.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Everton

Tottenham Hotspur

Wins
0
2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Everton FC EVE
Everton FC Everton
Draw
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
Tottenham Hotspur FC Tottenham Hotspur
28%
16%
56%

Top 3 Predictions

Everton FC EVE
1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
Everton FC EVE
2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
Everton FC EVE
0 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT

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