Everton vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
Southampton finally managed to arrest the slump in form thanks to Dusan Tadic who inspired the 2-1 win over AFC Bournemouth with a brace last weekend at St. Mary’s Stadium. It was the first win after a streak of four losses and a draw in previous five league games of the Saints who are now just one point below Swansea City in the red zone.
Nevertheless, Mark Hughes’ men still have to work hard in order to save the top flight status in the remaining three games of the campaign. A win on Saturday evening at Goodison would definitely be of a huge help in leading the team towards the safe waters, and it will by no means be a mission impossible given the Toffees’ lack of consistency throughout the season.
Everton vs Southampton: Head-to-head
The Saints destroyed Everton 4-1 when the teams took on each other in November last year.
However, the Toffees have been much more successful in the history of H2H meetings with the Saints at Goodison where the visitors snatched just five wins in 40 matches.
Both teams scored a gal in only two of last eight head to head games.
Everton vs Southampton: Prediction
Even though the visitors are desperate for points here, we feel they might struggle to get them based on both H2H trend and the current form. Everton lost only 5 of 40 home matched against the Saints, hence we have to notice the value in backing the home win or draw double chance at the odds of 1.55.
Additionally, Everton conceded just once in last four Premier League games. Only two of last eight head to head matches offered goals at both ends which is why Everton’s clean sheet looks nice at 3.40. Southampton did not score in two straight games before the aforementioned victory over the Cherries last time out.
The man who could make the difference fir the hosts here is their January’s acquisition Cenk Tosun. The Turkish striker was on target once again last Saturday when he bagged one of team’s two goals in the away win over Huddersfield Town. Tosun is 2.90 to score anytime against Southampton here.
Everton vs Southampton: Bet Tips
Everton or Draw Double Chance @ 1.55
Everton to keep a clean sheet @ 3.40.