February 17, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Toffees are one of two unbeaten sides left in the Premier League but our tipster thinks they will have their work cut out to keep the Saints quiet
Southampton will be looking to inflict a first Premier League defeat of the season on Everton when the two sides meet on Sunday afternoon.
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The Toffees’ 100 per cent record came to an end last weekend after a 2-2 draw at home to Liverpool, although a point still leaves them top of the table after five games.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men will buoyed after coming back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to snatch a point against Chelsea last week, making it seven points from their last three games.
Southampton vs Everton Latest Odds
Southampton beat West Brom 2-0 in their last league game at St Mary’s Stadium but are slight 7/4 (2.75) outsiders with bet365 to claim a third victory of the campaign.
Everton are looking to win four away games in a row for the first time since 1985 and are 31/20 (2.55) favourites to do just that.
Three of the last six meetings between these sides have finished all square and another draw can be backed at 12/5 (3.40).
Southampton vs Everton Team News
Carlo Ancelotti could be without James Rodriguez after he sustained an injury in the Merseyside derby, although he has returned to partial training, whilst Richarlison is suspended after being shown a straight red in that game.
Mohammed Salisu is unlikely to be fit to make his Saints debut, whilst Moussa Djenepo is injured and on-loan Theo Walcott is ineligible to face his parent club.
Southampton vs Everton Preview
Few could have seen Everton’s impressive start to the Premier League coming, with the Toffees scoring 14 goals on their way to topping the table and one of just two unbeaten sides.
Their defence does remain an issue, however, with Ancelotti’s side having shipped twice in three of their last four games, while Southampton’s recent form in the final third means there could be plenty of joy for the home team.
Indeed, the Saints have netted six times across their last three matches, including three last time out and two during their previous home fixture.
Southampton vs Everton Tips and Predictions
Everton have been in the goals this season but without Richarlison – and potentially James – the value lies with Southampton and the 5/4 (2.25) quote from bet365 on the hosts to score over 1.5 goals.