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Spurs v Everton Head to Head

Posted on 4 September 2000  - 12:00

English Barclays Premiership

Minutes on pitch 256 255
Goals 0 2
Goals/shots ratio 0% 20%
Shots on target 1 8
Shooting accuracy 20% 80%
Goal Assists 2 1
Passing Accuracy 69% 73%
Fouls 3 8
Offside 4 5
Yellow Cards 0 2
Red Cards 0 0
First Goalscorer Odds 5/1 13/2
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Sergei Rebrov v
Francis Jeffers

Despite impressing the White Hart Lane faithful with a cultured performance on the opening day of the season, Sergei Rebrov has yet to fully convince Spurs' fans that he is worth his £11 million price tag. He is given the perfect opportunity to make his mark on Tuesday, when Tottenham entertain Everton - a fixture that the Toffees have not won since 1985.

But despite suffering injuries to defenders Richard Gough and David Weir, Walter Smith's team may fancy their chances this time around. Certainly, with Francis Jeffers on form, they should cause Spurs many defensive problems. The England under-21 striker has started the campaign in style, hitting the target with 80% of his attempts on goal - 60 percentage points better than Rebrov.

Consequently, Jeffers has already found the back of the net on two occasions this term, while Spurs' Ukrainian international has yet to score a single goal in the Premiership. rate Jeffers at 13/2 to add to his tally with the opening goal in this encounter and given his current form, this good prove a worthy bet.

Certainly, the young Evertonian has caused Tottenham problems in the past - during last season's encounter, Jeffers earned his team two penalties.

As well as his finishing skills, Jeffers has also impressed with his all-round passing abilities. But despite finding his intended target with 73% of his passes - four percentage points better than Rebrov - he has not been as productive with his passing as the Spurs player.

The former Dinamo Kiev forward has set up two goals so far this term - twice Jeffers' total. And with Rebrov's understanding with strike partner Steffen Iversen continuing to blossom, he will undoubtedly be confident of adding to this tally against Smith's side.

But after his costly summer transfer, Rebrov will surely want to start paying Tottenham back with goals. He is rated at 5/1 to find the net first during Tuesday's clash, and given Everton's injury crisis in defence, this may prove a sound bet.

Rupert Webster