EPL Soccer Picks: Home Advantage & Desire to Win Make Everton Our Play vs. Tottenham

Lee Phelps

Friday, May 22, 2015 5:12 PM GMT

William Hill's Lee Phelps is lookin at the odds for a game between two teams he thinks have varying amounts of motivation. See who takes for his free betting pick in the article below.

Goodison Park’s final game of the 2014/15 season sees two teams with very different outlooks. Tottenham and their manager have made it very clear they do not want Europa league football. They can’t avoid it but it sent a clear message through the squad that the season is done.

Everton on the other hand must feel like they want the season to continue, because they have been enjoying their best run of the season; which is something you should keep in mind when looking at the soccer odds.

 

Everton
As I have mentioned recently, since the Toffees’ early season woes, they have tightened up at home and concede very few goals. Most of this argument was made before they lost to Sunderland 2-0, but I’m willing to see that as a blip.

That was their only loss at home in all competitions since Boxing Day. In the Premier League it was their second loss since September, so it’s clear they don’t let their fans down often.

Since December 26th they have kept six clean sheets in nine home games too, scoring 11 in the process.

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Tottenham
Spurs haven't won at Goodison in seven attempts now, drawing four of them and I can't see that changing here.

Pochettino's men have only won three away games in 2015 at West Brom, QPR and Newcastle. They've also failed to score in three of their last five on the road.

It's no surprise that this has coincided with Harry Kane's dip. He has won his team more points than any other player in the Premier League this season (22), but has failed to score in his last four Premier League games, his longest drought since October.

 

Soccer picks
I'm keeping this soccer pick very simple and taking home advantage and the increased desire of the blue Merseysiders.

Free soccer pick: Everton 2.4 (7/5)

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