Opta Big Match Stats: Everton to set tone at Tottenham

Samuel Eto'o has proven to be a shrewd addition for Everton
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Everton will score first in a game with no clean sheets away to Tottenham, judging by these Opta stats...

"Spurs have conceded five goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season."
Recommended Bet: Back Everton to score the next (first) goal @ 2.265/4

Tottenham v Everton
Sunday, 16:00
Live on Sky Sports 1

Match Odds: Tottenham 2.35/4, Everton 3.3512/5, The Draw 3.613/5

Spurs have conceded five goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season

Tottenham produce their best work at the end of matches rather than the beginning, based both on the above trend and Opta's insight that three of their five Premier League victories under Mauricio Pochettino have been achieved in the 90th minute. The Lilywhites leaked first in their most recent three league fixtures and four of the latest five, being breached within 16 minutes of the kick-off on all of those occasions. Everton have broken the deadlock in three of their last five, with one of the exceptions finishing goalless.

Recommended Bet: Back Everton to score the next (first) goal @ 2.265/4

Everton have kept just two clean sheets in their last 21 Premier League visits to London

There is an element of mystery surrounding Everton's defence, which has delivered three successive Europa League shutouts against the accomplished duo of Lille (twice) and Wolfsburg (away), yet have managed a mere three in 13 domestically this term - none of those in their past five road trips. They haven't kept a clean sheet at White Hart Lane in six appearances there since 2009 either, while gradually improving Spurs haven't fired a blank in 13 encounters following two in a row prior to that.

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1.75/7

Two of Samuel Eto'o's Premier League goals for Everton have come away from home

With Romelu Lukaku playing the entire 90 minutes at Wolfsburg on Thursday night, scoring one and creating the other in a superb 2-0 triumph, on top of a full hour-and-a-half against West Ham last weekend, Eto'o may be required in north London, and he has impressed when selected so far.

The Cameroonian veteran has struck four times already in all competitions, three of those on his travels, as well as coming off the bench to set up the winner against West Ham last week. He marked his previous outing against Tottenham for Chelsea with a goal, as well as that old man celebration, in March.

Recommended Bet: Back Eto'o to score @ 3.412/5

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