With just three wins all season Everton find themselves languishing near the foot of the table and after investing heavily in the summer, the pressure is ramping up on Marco Silva.
A miss-firing strike force and a leaky defence sees the Toffees sit just two points off the bottom three and there are large contingents of the Goodison Park faithful calling for the Portuguese’s head.
Everton aren’t the only team with major issues though. Sunday’s opponents Tottenham have had an awful start to the season by their standards and Mauricio Pochettino has a huge job on his hands if they’re to finish in the top four. With ten games gone Spurs find themselves 8 points adrift of Chelsea in fourth.
Defensively Spurs have been dreadful keeping just one league clean sheet so far this season. And at the other end of the pitch they look stuck for ideas. Harry Kane has six Premier League goals to his name so far this season and he’s 7/2 to open the scoring on Merseyside like he did an Anfield last weekend.
With four goals in six games Dominic Calvert-Lewin is expected to lead the line for Everton and the forward is 21/10 to score anytime.
Eight of Tottenham’s Premier League games this campaign have all featured over 2.5 goals and it’s 4/5 to cop once again on Sunday.
This is a huge game for both sides. Defeat for Everton and it would be no surprise to see Marco Silva down the job centre on Monday morning. Jose Mourinho has already been touted as his potential successor, which to be honest would be unreal for the Toffees and of course the Premier League.
There’s little to separate the two sides in the betting. Everton, with home advantage, are 17/10 while Tottenham are 8/5 to pick up all three points. The draw is 13/5.