England: Premier League
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+2)
Before forthcoming battle of his new team against the vice-champion Tottenham the most popular (after David Beckham) English football player Wayne Rooney appeared to be in the center of another scandal.
Police has stopped the car that was driven by drunk best forward in the history of national team and with him was sitting half-naked girl. And that wasn’t his wife!
Everton (the head coach Ronald Koeman)
This scandal appeared to be very great. Now Wayne is facing bot only a 300 000£ fine and divorce case but also he can even leave the team.
This hard situation influences the process of training for the match against vice-champion. It is still unknown, whether Rooney will take part in this match. But now Everton is taking the first place in EPL according to the number of injured football players. Eight players, headed by the goal keeper Jordan Lee Pickford and also Ross Barkley, James McCarthy and Yannick Bolasie are injured now.
Tottenham (the head coach Mauricio Pochettino)
The coaching board of the guests clearly understands that the substitution of Jordan Lee Pickford on Maarten Stekelenburg can become a decisive factor for the possible victory.
But, to tell the truth, there are some squad problems also in Tottenham. Kieran John Trippier, Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama are injured. But still, pale game of the team in the beginning of the season and the current 9th place doesn’t fit to the image of a vice-champion.
Let’s remind that in the previous round Everton has lost away match to Chelsea (2:0) and Tottenham on the 92nd minute during the home match against Burnley had managed to lose 2 points (1:1). And that is why two opponents are going to please their fans with new victory. Bookmakers consider Tottenham to be the favorite of this forthcoming match. But here the most actual bet is the bat made on the number of scored goals by both teams.
Everton – 3.60, draw – 3.30, Tottenham – 2.05;
teams to score - odds 1.91 Will Hill