Everton v Southampton Betting Preview | 5th May
In our Everton v Southampton betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Everton v Southampton Betting Preview
Venue: Goodison Park
Channel: BT Sport 1
Everton will welcome a Southampton side who gained a huge three points last week after their victory over Bournemouth and knowing that they need to leave Goodison Park with yet another win, and failure to do so would see them slip a little further down the table if the other teams around have the results go their way.
Everton have absolutely nothing to play for, as they’re both six points ahead and six points behind both Leicester and Burnley repectively. This isn’t to say Sam Allardyce’s men will allow the Saints to walk all over them, but a home defeat to a desperate relegation side wouldn’t be the worse thing in the world.
However, Everton are only six points from European places, which is something they should try and fight for, seeing as they’ve had a somewhat weird season- and a Europa League spot could boost the fan’s morale.
All in all it should be an interesting match to watch, a match that pits Big Sam’s “boring” football against Mark Hughe’s frantic attempt at gaining three points.
Everton have a long list of injured players that includes James McCarthy, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Mason Holgate, Eliaquim Mangala & Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Southampton only miss Steven Davis through injury.
Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Vlasić, Rooney, Walcott, Tošun.
Potential Southampton Starting XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Yoshida, Hoedt, Soares, Romeu, Lemina, Bertrand, Tadić, Austin, Redmond.
Head To Head
- Everton have won 3 of the last 6 encounters between the sides, with Southampton winning 2 and the last game being a draw.
Stats & Facts
- Everton are undefeated in their last 11 home matches against Southampton in all competitions.
- Southampton have failed to win 14 of their last 15 away matches.
- Everton 19/10
- Draw 23/10
- Southampton 13/8
- Under 2.5 goals 11/10
- Tošun to score 7/4