Tottenham fans have hardly had a thrilling start to the season. They’ve picked up just two points from a possible nine, have thrown away a two goal lead at home to Stoke, and Harry Kane appears to have left his golden touch on a beach somewhere over the summer break.
But that could all change this weekend when Everton travel to White Hart Lane in Saturday’s 5.30pm kick-off. The Toffees produced one of their better performances in recent memory to slay Southampton 3-0 a fortnight ago, but they are a good bet to come unstuck at a ground where they’ve recently struggled.
Tottenham have picked up five wins and two draws in the last seven home games against Everton, meaning the Toffees haven’t tasted success at White Hart Lane since Vedran Corluka’s own goal in November 2008 gave them a 1-0 win. It’s been a long wait for travelling Toffees and with a record like that, the 420 mile round trip is about as appealing as rolling your lovely nan off Dover’s white cliffs in a wheelie bin.
There is however, a great opportunity for punters to make a few quid on Saturday evening’s game to tee up a night on the tiles. Spurs are 10/11 to pick up all three points, while it is 4/6 for both teams to find the onion bag – something that happened in four of the last seven of these fixtures in London.
There is however a far more appealing punt that has caught our attention, and could pocket you a few pints off a £10 bet.
- In 13 of Tottenham’s 38 games last season they won and both teams found the net. A £10 bet on Spurs to win and both teams to score every week last season would have returned a profit of £300.91 compared to a profit of just £53 if you backed Tottenham just to win. Adding in both teams to score really boosts your profits when it comes to backing Spurs.
- Nine of those 13 wins were by a 2-1 scoreline, giving punters a profit of £223 if they were sticking £10 on each week. Tottenham to win 2-1 happened in 23 per cent of Spurs’ games last season – including at home to Everton courtesy of goals from Christian Eriksen and Bobby Soldado.
With those stat-bombs in mind, Tottenham to win and both teams to score makes plenty of appeal at 11/4, while Spurs to win 2-1 has us more than interested at 15/2. A £10 bet on the correct score returns a tidy £85 and could sort you out for a top night on the dancefloor.
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