Thursday, December 3, 2020

Prediction: Southampton vs Everton

Prediction: Everton to win 2-1

Best Odds: 17/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Southampton and Everton will face each other in the Premier League this weekend. The match is slated to kick off at 2pm UK time on Sunday and promises to be an exciting game of football.

Southampton

Southampton are 12th in the Premier League table at the moment with seven points from five matches. The Saints will head into the game against Everton on the back of a 3-3 draw with Chelsea away from home at Stamford Bridge in London in the league. Prior to that match, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side had won 2-0 against West Bromwich Albion at St. Mary’s Stadium in the league.

The Saints have had a mixed start to the season, and the fans will hope that the team put together a run of positive results soon. It is hard to see Southampton challenge for the European places, but they could push for the top 10.

Team news:

Theo Walcott is eligible to play for Southampton against his former club Evertonn, while Moussa Djenepo and Yan Valery are injured. Danny Ings is set to lead the line for the Saints.

Everton

Everton have been superb so far this season and have been arguably the best team in the Premier League. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won four and drawn one of their five league games this campaign and are sitting at the top of the standings with 13 points from five matches.

The Toffees will head into the match against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium on the back of a 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Goodison Park in the Merseyside derby. It was a controversial game in which Jordan Pickford’s challenge on Virgil van Dijk saw him ruled out for several weeks.Thiago Alcantara was also on the receiving end of a dangerous challenge from Richarlison, which saw the Brazilian forward sent off.

Team news:

James Rodriguez has been a big player for Everton so far this season, but the former Real Madrid attacking midfielder is injured and will not face Southampton. Mason Holgate and Seamus Coleman will also sit out the match with injuries.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Everton have scored 14 goals in the league this season.
    Southampton have scored eight goals in the league this season.
    The Toffees have conceded seven goals in the league this campaign.
    The Saints have conceded nine goals in the league this campaign.
    Everton are still unbeaten in the league, while Southampton have lost twice already.

Conclusion

Southampton’s indifferent form and Everton being on a roll means that the Toffees will head into the match as favourites. While the Saints can spring a surprise, it is hard to see the Merseyside outfit drop all three points.

Prediction: Everton to win 2-1

Best Odds: 17/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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