Everton vs Southampton Match Preview

leaguelane.com, 7 July 2020, 12:37
Everton vs Southampton Match Preview

Everton vs Southampton Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Thursday, 9 July 2020. Kick-off 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET at the Goodison Park.

A win this Thursday will in all probability take the Saints two spots higher, and will provide them with a massive boost to go after the final European spot.

The reason being, they are placed 13 th in the table at the moment with 43 points, and are taking on the 11 th placed Toffees, who have 44 points. On top of that, the Magpies, who are placed 12 th, are pitted against Manchester City.

And for these same reasons, drop points this game week - and it's probably goodbye for Carlo Ancelotti's men from their European dreams.

On that account, expect one of the fiercest fixtures of the PL this match-day, at the Goodison Park. Both teams need the three points, and are desperate to avoid a loss. By the looks of things, a draw seems the likely result.

Everton vs Southampton: Head-to-head (h2h)

The last six encounters had goals from both teams.

Six of the former seven match-ups had three or more goals.

The preceding ten wins were evenly split into five each for both squads.

The visitors last won at this stadium back in 1997.

Ancelotti's men won the reverse fixture with a scoreline of 1-2 on the road.

Everton vs Southampton: Prediction

The Toffees lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Tottenham. It was an unlucky loss, as the sole goal of the fixture was an own goal.

In the meantime, Ralph Hasenhuttl's men registered a 1-0 win over former champions Manchester City, at home. The victory over Pep Guardiola's men will surely be a confidence-booster for the Saints.

As things stand, both teams are mere points away from the European zone. However, they have some tough games remaining, and the season has just five more match-days till it comes to a conclusion. Under no circumstance will the squads let their efforts go down the drain.

At this point, a loss will be catastrophic. The first objective of either team will be to avoid a defeat, and as such, we can count on the first 45 minutes to be played cautiously. For the reason, expect the scoreline to be level at half-time.

However, towards the end, the teams will be looking to take risks, and it's just natural for mistakes to happen under high pressure. This will naturally lead to goals. Moreover, both teams have scored goals in the previous six h2h clashes.

There were also three or more goals in six of the preceding seven h2h encounters. Moreover, the Saints had scored goals in 18 of their previous 19 road trips, while their opposite number scored goals in 16 of their past 20 home appearances. As such, count on both teams to score goals by full time.

Everton vs Southampton: Betting Tips

Half Time Result: Draw @ 2.20 (6/5)

Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).

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