Everton will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League when they continue their campaign at home to an out-of-form Southampton team on Monday night.
Both teams have been inconsistent this season and will want to win this fixture.
Everton are in seventh place in the Premier League, five points behind fourth-placed West Ham with a game in hand, while they are now level on points with sixth-placed Liverpool, also with a game in hand and could potentially go above the champions in the table on Monday night. The Toffees stunned Merseyside rivals Liverpool last week and will be confident ahead of this match.
Southampton, on the other hand, have endured a shocking slump after an excellent start to their campaign and are in 14th place in the league table. Southampton, meanwhile, have not won in the Premier League since overcoming Liverpool at the start of January, suffering seven defeats in their last eight league fixtures.
Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored in a 2-0 win at Liverpool last weekend to secure Everton’s first win at Anfield since 1999.
Southampton have found it difficult on their travels this season, winning just three of their 12 matches, suffering five defeats in the process.
- Everton are undefeated in their last 15 home matches against Southampton (all competitions), winning 10 and drawing five.
- The away side has won just five of the previous 43 Premier League encounters.
- Southampton have lost 7 out of their last 8 matches (Premier League).
- Southampton have lost 4 of their last 5 away matches (Premier League).
- They have won only two of nine matches against the current top seven clubs, one of which came versus Everton.
There have been 104 meetings between Everton and Southampton in history. Everton have the edge, winning 49-32 with 23 draws.
Everton have a good record against Southampton and have won 12 matches out of a total of 30 games played between the two teams. Southampton have managed only nine victories against Everton and will want to improve their record in this match.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in October last year and ended in a 2-0 victory for Southampton. Everton struggled to break the Saints down on the day and will have to put in a better effort this weekend.
Southampton are looking to secure a first league double over the Toffees since the 1997-98 season.
Everton have been impressive under Carlo Ancelotti this season and will want to prove a point going into this game. With Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin in excellent form, the Toffees will want to build a string of victories in the next few weeks.
Southampton have struggled to cope with their fitness issues and need to play out of their skins in this fixture. Everton are the better team at the moment and should be able to win this game.
Our Prediction: Everton to win @ 2.07
Source: BetInAsia Black