Premier League Week 4 Betting: Pick Everton to Upset Tottenham

Steven Suarez

Friday, August 28, 2015 7:11 PM GMT

This one's going to be good. Spurs will host Everton at White Hart Lane this weekend, and the soccer odds are in their favor at the top sportsbooks.

Odds Overview
As of now, Tottenham is listed in the -105 to -110 range to pick up all three points at home. It's not going to be easy against a very talented Everton squad though, even though the Toffees aren't being given much of a chance at +300 in the Premier League odds board.

If you think a draw is the most likely result, you can find that option at anywhere from +250 to +275.

 

Tottenham
It's been far from a dream start for Spurs, who have yet to win a match in Premier League play early on in the 2015-16 campaign. They opened their season with a 1-0 away loss to Manchester United and then followed that up by having to settle with draws versus Stoke City (2-2) and Leicester City (1-1).

Against the Foxes, Tottenham looked like they were on their way to the win after an 81st minute goal from substitute Bamidelle Alli, but Leicester equalized just one minute later through a Riyad Mahrez goal. Spurs held 57 percent of the possession and fashioned six shots on target, but they weren't able to make the most of their opportunities. That elusive first win of the new season still awaits.

With Tottenham scuffling early, it wasn't all that surprising to see them make a move in the transfer market. Spurs reached a deal with striker Son Heung-min, who was previously with Bayer Leverkusen, where he scored a number of goals. We'll have to see if he can make an impact alongside young striker Harry Kane, who hasn't been all that impressive to start the campaign.

 

Everton
It's been quite the rollercoaster for the Toffees thus far. They opened their Premier League season with a 2-2 draw at home to newly-promoted Watford, a disappointing result, but then followed that up with a dominant 3-0 away victory over Southampton. The following week they lost at home to Manchester City, but then bounced back mid week with a 5-3 win over Barnsley in the Capital One Cup.

Cup matches can be tricky, and Everton certainly found that out the hard way against the League One outfit. The Toffees were actually losing 3-2 before Romelu Lukaku evened up the match and send it into extra time, and there they tacked on two more goals to notch the win and move on to the next round.

So yes, it was a nervy affair for Roberto Martinez's outfit, and it was a performance that won't inspire much confidence, but at least the Toffees were able to stay the course and find a way to win. Now they head to London with a chance to add more misery to Tottenham's underwhelming start.

 

Premier League Pick
We're actually really liking Everton's chances of pulling off the upset this weekend, and so we're going to jump on the opportunity to back them at essentially +300. That's a solid price on a team that has a ton of quality.

Yes, we know the Toffees have disappointed so far, but they're a lot better than what they've shown, and we know they're going to be motivated for this showdown in London. And, it's not like Tottenham has done much of anything to warrant much confidence either, as they only have two points to show for their troubles through their first three matches.

Call it a gut call, but we look for Everton come out, dig in, and grind out a result and three huge points in a battle between top six hopefuls. With our soccer picks, we're going to back the underdogs to rise up to the occasion, with Lukaku perhaps netting the deciding goal. 

Final Score Prediction: Tottenham 1 Everton 2

Free Soccer Pick: Everton +320 at Bet365

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