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Spurs v Everton - OPTA preview

Posted on 4 September 2000  - 12:00

English Barclays Premiership

Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane

Tuesday 5th September, 2000

Everton
3 Games 3
ATTACKING
4 Goals scored 5
1.33 Ave goals per game 1.67
30% Shooting Accuracy 61%
10% Goals to shots % 15%
PASSING
1251 Passes 1306
71% Pass completion % 73%
DEFENDING
66% Tackle success rate % 70%
4 Goals conceded 4
1.33 Ave goals conceded per game 1.33
DISCIPLINE
43 Fouls 55
2 Yellow cards 7
0 Red cards 0

Tottenham v Everton

After a disappointing performance against Newcastle in their last Premiership fixture, Tottenham will be keen to get back to winning ways against Everton on Tuesday.

Despite their defeat against the Magpies, George Graham's side should go into the game full of confidence. The Toffees have not beaten Spurs at White Hart Lane since 1985 - a run that stretches back 14 games. However, the recent return of talismanic striker Duncan Ferguson ensures that Everton may provide a sterner test than normal.

Although the former Scotland striker has played just 33 minutes of Premiership football this term, the Goodison Park hero has already made a huge impact. He has scored twice from just three goal attempts and will be hoping to add to that tally against the Lilywhites.

Ferguson is quoted at 13/2 to open the scoring and given his current form, Toffees fans may fancy their chances with this bet.

The former Newcastle striker is not the only player that Tottenham will fear. Walter Smith's team have hit the target with 61% of their shots so far this season - 31 percentage points better than Spurs - so clearly, Graham's side will have to be at their best defensively if they are to come away with all three points.

Despite the recent media speculation surrounding his future, Sol Campbell will once again be Tottenham's key defensive performer. The England centre-back has already made 34 defensive clearances this term - the joint-third highest total in the division - and will be key to Spurs' plans to stop the physical threat of Ferguson and his team-mates.

Graham's team are rated at 5/6 to keep a clean sheet against Smith's side, which could prove a sound bet if Campbell is once again on form.

Even if Graham's team manage to stifle the threat of the Everton forwards at White Hart Lane, there is no guarantee that their own attackers will score the goals to guide them to victory. Their first-choice strike-force of Steffen Iversen and Sergei Rebrov have yet to score during the 2000-01 campaign, with the Ukrainian firing just one shot on target since his £11 million summer transfer.

This fixture has produced five goals during each of the last two seasons and Spurs fans will hope for similarly entertaining fare on Tuesday. But if their underachieving forwards again fail to live up to expectations, Smith's team have the quality to register their first win at the Lane in over a decade.

Rupert Webster

PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD
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Rebrov v Jeffers

MATCH SPECIALS
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Tottenham to score 2 or more 8/11
Tottenham clean sheet 5/6
Everton clean sheet 7/4
Everton to score 2 or more 9/4
Rebrov Hat-Trick 25/1
Jeffers Hat-Trick 33/1
Anderton To Score A Goal 3/1
Gascoigne To Score A Goal 10/1
A Penalty Is Scored 9/2
A Penalty Is Missed 12/1
A Sending Off Occurs 9/2

TEAM NEWS
Tottenham striker Chris Armstrong is still out with a knee problem. For Everton David Weir injured himself during Scotland's international against Latvia and joins Abel Xavier, Mark Pembridge, Alessandro Pistone, Duncan Ferguson, Richard Gough, Michael Ball and Thomas Myhre on the treatment table. David Dunne is also suspended still so Paul Gascoigne is likely to start.
FIRST GOALSCORER ODDS
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Tottenham:
Rebrov 5/1
Iversen 11/2
Ferdinand 11/2
Armstrong 7/1
Anderton 12/1
Leonhardsen 12/1
Sherwood 16/1
Carr 16/1
Clemence 16/1
Freund 25/1
Campbell 33/1
Thatcher 40/1
Tarrico 50/1
Perry 50/1
No Goalscorer 13/2
Everton:
Ferguson 13/2
Jeffers 13/2
Moore 7/1
Hughes M 7/1
Cadamateri 15/2
Alexanderson 12/1
Gascoigne 16/1
Nyarko 16/1
Unsworth 16/1
Gravesen 20/1
Gemmill 20/1
Hughes S 22/1
Pembridge 22/1
Watson S 33/1
Weir 33/1
Watson D 50/1
No Goalscorer 13/2
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