Southampton v Everton Preview Odds And Tips

Southampton v Everton Preview Odds And Tips

by 10th August 2015

Southampton v Everton Match Preview

Southampton 19/20 – Draw 5/2 – Everton 14/5
Odds shown are from William Hill and are subject to change

Southampton hosts Everton at St Marys in the Premier League early kick-off on Saturday.
The Saints kicked-off the new Premier League campaign with an entertaining 2-2 draw at Southampton. The team from the south coast came back from 2-1 down to rescue a point with a goal in the 79th minute from substitute Shane Long.
Graziano Pelle had given the Saints the lead after 24 minutes, before goals from Papiss Cisse and Georginio Wijnaldum put the Magpies 2-1 up. The game saw the return to action of England international Jay Rodriguez, who had been out of action with a long-term injury.
Everton also kicked-off their top-flight campaign off with a 2-2 draw, as Watford claimed a point at Goodison Park. The Toffees came within a few minutes of defeat before substitute Arouna Kone’s goal gave Roberto Martinez’s side a point with just five minutes remaining.
The Spaniard will be glad to have saw his team earn a point, but will know that the Toffees now face a difficult run of fixtures, including this one at St Mary’s.

Facts And Figures

Southampton have a good record at St Marys in the Premier League and have won their last five league games on home soil.
The Saints have also scored two goals or more in their last four games on the south coast.
However the visitors will boosted by the fact that Ronald Koeman’s side has conceded at least two goals in six out of their last seven Premier League games.
Everton also have a slight edge in the head-to-head record in the Premier League, the Toffees having won 14 of the 32 Premier League fixtures played between the two sides.
Southampton have won nine and there have also been nine draws in the fixture.
The Saints have dominated the fixture during the Premier League era at home though. The side from the south coast have won eight of the last 16 games on home soil, while the visitors have won just twice and there have been six draws.

Team News

Southampton are likely to start this game with an unchanged starting line-up from last time out. The only change may be that Shane Long is given an opportunity to impress on the flanks.
The Saints have a number of injury problems going into this clash ‘keeper Fraser Forster and centre-back Florin Gardos will both definitely miss out, while Jordy Clasie, Ryan Bertrand and Gaston Ramirez are all injury doubts.
Everton also have a relatively long injury list as well. Leighton Baines, Darron Gibson, Steven Pienaar, Aiden McGeady and Mohamed Besic will all miss out through injury, while Gerard Deulofeu and Kevin Mirallas are also doubts.

Possible Southampton line-up: Stekelenburg, Cedric, Fonte, Yoshida, Targett, Wanyama, Clasie, Mane, Tadic, Rodriguez, Pelle

Possible Everton line-up: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Galloway, Barry, McCarthy, Mirallas, Barkley, Cleverley, Lukaku

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The home side have a good record at St Mary’s and I expect the Saints to continue that good run over an Everton side who are struggling discover their best form under Roberto Martinez. Both teams have players capable of finding the net, so expecting a high-scoring encounter.

Our Big Match Tip

Match Result and Both Teams To Score in favour of Southampton with William Hills odds are currently 10/3.