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Opinion: Predicting every Tottenham score for February

While January saw Spurs exit the FA Cup, a thrilling 3-2 comeback victory against Brentford to end the month kept them in position to return to European competition next campaign.

With just three fixtures on the docket in February, here are our score predictions as Spurs march on towards Champions League qualification.

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Saturday, February 3: at Everton

Tottenham begins the month with an away trip to Goodison Park to face the Toffees just three days removed from securing three points against Brentford.

Everton currently sits 18th in the table, just one point off Luton Town as they attempt to secure safety in the face of a points deduction.

Even though it is an away fixture, Spurs really ought to beat a struggling Everton team, even missing Son Heung-min.

After winning the first four league matches in December, Everton suffered a 2-1 defeat to Spurs in North London on December 23. Since then, they’ve managed just two points from 12 and have only won a single match, an FA Cup third-round replay that was followed up by a fourth-round exit at the hands of Luton Town.

It is clear this season that the Toffees biggest issue is scoring goals. They have managed just 24 in 22 matches, the third-lowest total in the league. During their recent form struggle, they have recorded just three goals across seven matches, which includes being shut out four times.

As long as Spurs can convert a scoring chance or two, they should leave Goodison with three points.

Prediction: Spurs 2-1 Everton

Saturday, February 10: vs. Brighton

The last time Tottenham faced Brighton, the Seagulls ran out to a 4-0 lead before holding off a comeback attempt for a 4-2 win.

Since that victory, Brighton have been kept off the scoresheet in all three league fixtures, highlighted by a recent 4-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Luton Town. Oddly enough, the Seagulls have won a pair of FA Cup matches though, notching a total of nine goals in the process.

So which version of Brighton will we see against Spurs in a rematch at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

It is a bit of a mystery that changes each match. While Brighton has scored the fourth-most goals in the league (38), they in turn have allowed 37, the fifth-highest mark.

With both teams using tactics that generate scoring opportunities but leave them vulnerable to a quick counterattack, this game is sure to have a high output of goals. Spurs will take all three points as they get revenge for a December away defeat.

Prediction: Spurs 3-2 Brighton

Saturday, February 17: vs. Wolves

In what could potentially be their last match of the month due to Chelsea reaching the Carabao Cup final, Spurs will face Wolves in a rematch from November.

Wolves came out on top at home 2-1 back in Matchweek 12, which happened to be during Tottenham’s worst run of form this campaign.

Wolves are currently 11th in the table, having recorded 29 points through 22 matches while finding themselves six points adrift of the European places. They are however on a decent run of form of late, having recorded 10 of a possible 15 points in five league matches, while also having won a pair of FA Cup games to advance to the fifth round.

While Spurs will want to pick up three points and avenge an earlier defeat, they must be careful to not allow Wolves to stay in the match should they go in front.

Tottenham took an early lead in the third minute of the match at Molineux Stadium, only to be undone by two stoppage-time goals as the home side took all three points. This time, however, Spurs should pick up all three points at home.

Prediction: Spurs 2–1 Wolves

Final analysis

Sitting even on points with Aston Villa in fourth place, Spurs have a favourable run of fixtures in February as they look to maintain a hold on a European spot.

Playing three matches during the month, I expect Tottenham to secure the nine points possible. That would leave them with 52 points, seven points ahead of where they were after last season’s 25th match, and likely in firm control of a Champions League place.

While it is disappointing that Spurs’ cup runs have come to an end, it will be interesting to see how many points they can rack up in the league and if they can potentially move up the table.

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