Tottenham Hotspur will travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton in the English Premier League. Antonio Conte will take charge of his first league game as Tottenham manager. Both teams are winless in their previous two league fixtures.
The hosts are ranked tenth in the league standings and have earned 14 points. Everton is on a poor run of form since earning a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. The Toffees have lost their previous three games and conceded eight goals. They have scored 16 goals and conceded the same number of goals this season. The Toffees have been one of the goal-scoring teams, and the expected goal rate of the team is 15.14. The team averages 12 shots per game, and the shot accuracy rate is 34%.
Everton players lost the previous match despite creating more chances than their opponents. The Toffees only had 41% of the possession but attempted 12 shots in the match. Three shots were on target, and eight shots were attempted from inside the opposition’s box. The expected goal rate was 1.56, and most of the shots were attempted in the second half.
Everton have been one of the lowest passers of the ball. The Toffees only average 250 passes per match. Against Wolves, the players attempted 348 passes, but the possession was 41%. Everton players have struggled to keep the ball. Alex Iwobi’s goal in the previous match makes him Everton’s eighth different goal scorer this season in the league. Lucas Digne is expected to be available. Yerry Mina, Calvert-Lewin, Gomes and Doucoure are still unavailable.
Tottenham Hotspur sacked their manager Nuno Espírito Santo after their 0-3 defeat at home against Manchester United. The management made this decision after Spurs managed to earn just six points in the previous seven fixtures, which included five defeats. They have now signed former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who already has a Premier League title to his name as a manager.
Spurs are ranked ninth in the league table and have earned 15 points. The expected goal rate of the team is 11.35, having scored nine goals. Spurs have not found their goalscoring touch and are ranked very low in the league when it comes to scoring goals. In the match against Manchester United, Spurs attempted nine shots, but none of the shots were on target. Their season tally is much better as the players have attempted 103 shots and 42 shots have been on target. Heung-Min Son has been the in-form player. The South Korean has scored four goals and has an assist to his name.
Both teams will look for all three points after dropping some points in the recent games. Everton players will be fresh, as they had a week-long break. Tottenham Hotspur players won their UEFA Conference match in the midweek and will look to take some positives into this game. A win for either side will strengthen their position in the top half of the table.