Tottenham vs Everton Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on April 6, 2013

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Tottenham Hotspur welcome fellow top-four hopefuls Everton to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs are currently in pole position to qualify for the Champions League next season with Andre Villas-Boas’s men sitting third in the table. However, with just six points separating them from sixth-placed Everton and north London rivals Arsenal moved to within a single point with a 2-1 win over West Brom on Saturday afternoon, it promises to be a nail-biting finish to the season .

The north Londoners head into the game off the back of Thursday’s grueling 2-2 draw with Basel in the Europa League that saw Gareth Bale, William Gallas and Aaron Lennon all pick up untimely injuries.

After two successive league defeats to Liverpool and Fulham, Tottenham got back to winning ways last weekend with a 2-1 win at Swansea and another win on Sunday would not only tighten their grip on third but also severely dent the Toffees top-four hopes.

However, David Moyes side got the better of this one in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park earlier in the season and three successive victories have kept the Merseysiders in touch of the top-four.

Team News

Tottenham will be without the services of Gareth Bale after the winger was stretchered off in midweek with an ankle injury. Initial fears suggested he could miss the rest of the season but scan’s have revealed no serous damage and he’s expected to return within two weeks.

Aaron Lennon and defender William Gallas are also missing after picking up knee and calf injuries on Thursday but they too are likely to return inside a fortnight. Midfielder Sandro, striker Jermain Defoe and defender Younes Kaboul are also still unavailable.

The absence of Bale and Lennon means Mousa Dembele and Gylfi Sigurdsson are likely to play out wide with Jake Livermore coming in alongside Scott Parker in midfield.

Everton will be without suspended duo Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar for the game. Kevin Mirallas is in line to start after shaking off a minor injury he picked up late on during last week’s 1-0 win over Stoke, but Tony Hibbert is still out with a calf complaint.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Tottenham are going to miss the attacking flair of Bale and Lennon and with Emmanuel Adebayor only scoring 1 league goal in 2013, it’s difficult to see where the goals are going to come from for AVB’s men. Everton are always a hard working and well organised outfit and I can see them frustrating the home side and taking something from the game. Tottenham 1-1 Everton

What would be your starting eleven and whats your score prediction for the game?  Get involved in the comments section below.

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9 Comments

  1. chris boyd waters

    April 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    No. Not Livermore and Parker. Be bold and bring in Carroll and Huddlestone. Play 4 2 3 1 …with Ade feeding off Carroll, Holtby and Sig, and Hudd and Dembele dovetailing in front of the back four (rest Vertonghen and play Caulker as the only change to the above). We can upset Everton’s tactics, and shake up a jaded and predictable midfield (defensively and creatively). Put Parker, Dempsey, Livermore, Vertonghen et al on the bench for this one. We need energy and we need certain players to revitalise. Carroll and Hudd will have much to play for and I feel will contribute enormously tomorrow.

    • sybrian

      April 6, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      both carroll and Hudd are injured –

  2. John

    April 6, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Lloris,walk,daws,caulk, vert /. DM. Parker,holtby, RM naughton LM dempsy and siggi behind ade. Tom carrol on for parker if he does not start playing and retaining ball bit better or a lot even as he as been hopless this year ! WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN

    • Colin

      April 7, 2013 at 1:24 am

      I agree we need some fresh legs in midfield. My section would be: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson or Caulker, Vertonghen, Ekotto. Midfield: Walker (RM), Holtby (DM), Carroll or Hudd , Sigurdson. Strikers Dembele, Adebayour. Subs Freidel, Dawson or Caulker, Carroll or Hudd, Livermore, Dempsey.

  3. sybrian

    April 6, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    both carroll is injured – where is Dembele john? Naughton right wing!!!

  4. Jamie

    April 7, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Lorris,
    Walker,daws,verts,Benny
    Parker, dembele
    Dempsey ,holtby,siggy
    Ade.

  5. John

    April 7, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Sybrian, my brainslip dembele for parker and sorted! Hopefully, coys

  6. John

    April 7, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Yes and naughton right wing played it for norwich and sheff utd to good effect

    • sybrian

      April 7, 2013 at 9:27 am

      rather have him at right back and walker on the wing

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