Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have offered their predictions for this weekend’s Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton match in North London.
In the past two games, Tottenham seemed to have turned the corner. Despite their recent run of four straight losses, they were still putting on decent performances. However, the team led by Ange Postecoglou has now won the last two.
However, they are going up against a team from Everton that has scored more points than any other team in the previous four games.
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville support Tottenham to defeat Everton.
The fact that, after just 17 games, Sean Dyche’s team has already received a 10-point deduction and is still above the relegation zone speaks volumes about how good his team has been this year. They actually have nine points more than the bottom three right now.
Tottenham won’t be taking them lightly, for sure. And even though Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher predicted Spurs to win on Stick to Football, Neville obviously believes the Toffees may win.
Neville remarked, “That one is tough; I’m not sure I agree with it.”
“I believe Spurs will prevail,” Carragher retorted.
Spurs 2-1. Neville continued, “Set piece, Everton might score a set piece.”
There could be two very distinct transfer periods coming up.
Spurs have a chance to catch up to the teams above them this weekend with games against Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as Manchester City away on Club World Cup duty.
After playing the Toffees, Spurs will play Burnley, Brighton, and Bournemouth. Therefore, Postecoglou’s guys will believe that the campaign may be going well at this point.
And after that run is finished, Spurs will have access to the January transfer market to try and make the reinforcements they sorely need.
The top priority for Tottenham is a centre back. However, there are a few spots that might need repair, like the middle of the park, where Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma are both scheduled to go for international duty soon.
Everton, on the other hand, may likely be a little more carefree in January. As things currently stand, there is definitely no reason to panic purchase because they seem to be headed in the right direction under Dyche.