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Everton v Tottenham Opta preview

Posted on 20 August 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Everton

Goodison Park

Monday 20th August, 2001

Tottenham Hotspur
1 Games 1
ATTACKING
2 Goals scored 0
2.00 Ave goals per game 0.00
67% Shooting Accuracy 10%
17% Goals to shots % 0%
PASSING
259 Passes 400
67% Pass completion % 80%
DEFENDING
89% Tackle success rate % 85%
1 Goals conceded 0
1.00 Ave goals conceded per game 0.00
DISCIPLINE
21 Fouls 18
2 Yellow cards 3
0 Red cards 0
8770 OPTA INDEX SCORE 9588

Everton v Tottenham

Tottenham travel to Merseyside on Monday night looking to maintain their fine run of form at Goodison Park that has seen them lose only once on their last nine visits.

While Everton will want to continue in the good vein of form that saw them clinch an excellent 2-1 win away at Charlton on the opening day.

Both teams currently play in the shadows of more successful cross-city rivals and two sets of supporters who are just as passionate about the game would like to redress this imbalance as soon as possible.

While Liverpool and Arsenal may both be involved in the Champions League this season, this game in front of the Sky Cameras is an opportunity to show the nation that these two former members of the 'big five' have what it takes to rejoin the Premiership elite.

New Everton skipper Kevin Campbell will lead the line for the Blues and he is sure to make it an uncomfortable evening for a rather lightweight looking Spurs defence.

The influential forward was so important to the club last season with his nine strikes helping the team to avert the possibility of relegation. His 20% goals-to-shots-ratio in 2000-01 was well above average for a top-flight striker.

SpursBet offer 5/1 on the Londoner scoring the first goal of the game on Monday night, but one man who will be standing in his way is Neil Sullivan. The Scottish international made seven saves to deny Everton a deserved victory during the corresponding fixture last January.

And Spurs' best player in 2000-01 according to the Opta rankings - after making a divisional high of 142 stops - will need to maintain such high levels of performance with Kasey Keller breathing down his neck for a place in the side.

Both Sullivan and his opposite number Paul Gerrard should not be surprised if they have to face a spot-kick on Monday night as Goodison Park was the home of the penalty last term. Nine were awarded - more than at any other ground in the Premiership.

With match referee David Elleray awarding three spot-kicks at Everton in 2000-01, players should be wary of making any rash challenges inside the box.

However both teams contain enough experienced players not to be reckless and this fixture looks like it could well light the fuse for the rest of Sky's exciting Monday night football coverage.

Ben Romaner

Matchday Referee: D Elleray

Well-known official David Elleray takes charge of his first game of the new season on Monday night. The Harrow headmaster awarded seven penalties last season, all to the home team, so Spurs should be extra wary about their challenges in the final third. But with referees now turning professional, Elleray is sure to be one figure of authority that maintain a high standard of officiating throughout the course of the new season.



Referee's Name Fouls Penalties Yellow Cards Red Cards Ave Disc points
D Elleray 638 7 67 4 42.10

PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD
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Weir v Doherty

TEAM NEWS

Everton have new £4.5million striker Tomasz Radzinski available, though the former Anderlecht man might have to make do with a place on the bench following the performances of front duo Kevin Campbell and Duncan Ferguson in Saturday's 2-1 victory at Charlton. Injured Spurs forwards Teddy Sheringham, Les Ferdinand and Chris Armstrong are likely to be sidelined along with Tim Sherwood and Stephen Carr. Darren Anderton - who handed Glenn Hoddle a boost by coming on for the last 25 minutes against Aston Villa - aims to continue his gradual return to Premiership action following an Achilles injury, however. While he is not expected to start at Goodison Park, Anderton insists he is ready to play a part from the substitutes' bench.

MATCH BETTING
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Match Result
Everton 6/5
Draw 11/5
Tottenham 15/8
Correct Score
Everton 1-0 6/1
Everton 2-0 9/1
Everton 2-1 15/2
Everton 3-0 16/1
Everton 3-1 16/1
Everton 3-2 25/1
Everton 4-0 50/1
Everton 4-1 40/1
Everton 4-2 50/1
Everton 5-0 100/1
Everton 5-1 100/1
Draw 0-0 8/1
Draw 1-1 11/2
Draw 2-2 14/1
Draw 3-3 50/1
Tottenham 1-0 7/1
Tottenham 2-0 12/1
Tottenham 2-1 10/1
Tottenham 3-0 33/1
Tottenham 3-1 25/1
Tottenham 3-2 28/1
Tottenham 4-0 100/1
Tottenham 4-1 80/1
Tottenham 4-2 80/1
Tottenham 5-0 100/1
Tottenham 5-1 100/1
Double Result
Everton/Everton 11/4
Everton/Draw 15/1
Everton/Tottenham 33/1
Draw/Everton 4/1
Draw/Draw 7/2
Draw/Tottenham 11/2
Tottenham/Everton 28/1
Tottenham/Draw 15/1
Tottenham/Tottenham 4/1
First Goalscorer
K Campbell 5/1
D Ferguson 11/2
T Radzinski 11/2
I Max Moore 9/1
Alexandersson 14/1
M Pembridge 16/1
Gravesen 16/1
I Tal 16/1
D Unsworth 20/1
G Naysmith 25/1
Hibbert 25/1
S Gemmill 25/1
S Watson 33/1
A Stubbs 33/1
Weir 33/1
A Pistone 40/1
A Cleland 50/1
Clarke 66/1
No Goalscorer 8/1
L Ferdinand 6/1
Rebrov 6/1
T Sherringham 7/1
S Iversen 7/1
G Poyet 11/1
D Anderton 12/1
W Korsten 12/1
T Sherwood 14/1
O Leonhardsen 16/1
Clemence 20/1
Davies 20/1
G Doherty 25/1
C Ziege 25/1
G Bunjevcevic 33/1
S Freund 33/1
C Perry 40/1
L King 50/1
M Taricco 50/1
A Thelwell 50/1
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