Southampton vs Everton betting tips: Premier League preview & prediction

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In a battle at the foot of the table, both Southampton and Everton are in desperate need of all three points this weekend.

Starting with the home side, it’s been a difficult few weeks for Southampton fans.

In their last three games, the Saints have lost to Manchester City twice and have also suffered a 9-0 defeat at the hands of Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester.

Following those results, Southampton are now 18th in the Premier League table.

Just above them in 17th is this weekends opponents Everton.

The Toffees have had an extremely poor start to the season, which has lead to questions over Marco Silva’s position.

Everton have only won one of their last seven games and with a squad as good as theirs, serious questions need to be asked.

Southampton vs Everton: Who will win?

With both of these sides in very poor form, it will come as little surprise that the odds are pretty tight.

The home side Southampton go into the game as slight outsiders, priced at 15/8.

Meanwhile, Marco Silva’s Everton go into the game as favourites at odds of 11/8.

While the Toffees are in bad form, that’s a pretty good price for them considering the strength of their squad.

A draw, which we predict, is priced at a respectable 12/5.

Considering Southampton’s recent home form and Everton’s away form, we wouldn’t be surprised to see these two teams cancel each other out.

Going one further, we’re predicting a 1-1 draw which you can find priced at 6/1.

With both Everton and Southampton defensively poor this season too, both teams to score and draw is priced at 10/3 and would be our pick of the match result options.

Moving onto the goalscorer market and there are two names that clearly stick out.

While Moise Kean is bizarrely the favourite to score first at 11/2, you should back one of Danny Ings or Richarlison who are both priced at this 6/1.

The pair are their respective clubs best goalscorers on paper and frankly, you can’t see the goals coming from anywhere else.

If you were feeling brave, Yerry Mina has been getting closer to scoring his first set-piece goal of the season and is priced at 28/1 to score first.


BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 02: Danny Ings of Southampton acknowledges the fans as he is forced off injured during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Southampton FC at Turf Moor on February 2, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Southampton vs Everton match preview

It’s been a very difficult start to the season for Ralph Hasenhüttl and Southampton.

The Saints have only won two games so far this season, with both results coming relatively early on in the season against Brighton and Sheffield United.

Their recent results have been a huge cause for concern, with four losses in their last five games.

One of those losses also came in the form of a 9-0 defeat to Leicester in their own back yard.

Since that heavy defeat though, performances have slightly improved.

While Hasenhüttl’s side have lost to Manchester City twice since Leicester, those defeats came with respectable scorelines of 3-1 and 2-1.

Thankfully for Southampton, their opponents this weekend will provide less of a task than Pep Guardiola’s side did.

 

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Will the Toffees finally come good?

Everton’s away form has simply been abysmal this season.

The Toffees are still yet to win a game away from home during this campaign, with wins against Watford, West Ham and Wolves coming at Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, Everton have lost four out of their five away fixtures so far.

That’s simply not good enough from the squad or Marco Silva.

Despite heavy investment and plenty of optimism before the season began, Everton are so far failing to show even a slither of threat to the top six.

An attack of Richarlison, Alex Iwobi and star signing Moise Kean have so far struggled to gel, while a lack of set-piece solidity has plagued the defence.

The worst thing is, things don’t even look like getting better either.

A difficult fixture list throughout December – which features games against Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal  – could see Everton dragged into another mid-season relegation battle

As a result, a loss or even draw against Southampton this weekend could spell the end of Silva’s reign as Everton boss, with Farhad Moshiri and Marcel Brands looking to guide the club forward again.


Southampton team news vs Everton

Southampton will be without Ryan Bertrand this weekend due to suspension, after his tackle on Leicester’s Ayoze Perez.

Meanwhile, Cedric Soares is a doubt for the game with a leg injury.

Everton team news vs Southampton

The big news this week obviously revolves around Andre Gomes.

The Portuguese midfielder has been discharged from hospital after surgery on his ankle and while it’s not been revealed how long he will be out for, it’s likely to be the majority of the season if not all of it.

Elsewhere, Fabian Delph could be a doubt for the game after missing training this week.

Both Bernard and Jean-Philippe Gbamin will miss the game due to long-term injuries.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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