Everton will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League as they continue their top-four race welcoming Southampton. The late Monday kickoff schedules at Goodison Park with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Toffees are currently seventh on the table, recording a famous 2-0 win over bitter rivals Liverpool last weekend. Southampton will enter the contest on the back of a 3-0 defeat at Leeds United.
Goals from Richarlison and Sigurdsson offered the Toffees their first Meyerside Derby win in a long time at Anfield weekend. The win fuelled suggestions of a top-four title race for Carlo Ancelotti, who had an impressive start to the season.
The Toffees are currently five points clear of fourth-placed West Ham United with a game in hand. However, they are level on points with sixth-placed Liverpool, a game in hand, and could potentially move above the champions in the table on Monday night.
Southampton needs to overcome the Liverpool ‘curse’ while failing to win any Premier League game since defeating the champions 1-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium. A disappointing run of form sees the Saints drop to 14th position, now ten points off the top six and eight points clear of the relegation zone.
Ralph Hassenhutl received a golden chance to end Tuchel’s winning run with Chelsea, but both sides ended up sharing spoils.
Everton vs. Southampton Head to Head
Both sides have 18 games against each other with Everton taking home seven wins while Southampton with the same seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Liverpool 0-2 Everton
Everton 1-3 Manchester City
Toffees 0-2 Fulham
Everton 5-4 Tottenham
Manchester United 3-3 Everton
Leeds United 3-0 Southampton
Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
Southampton 1-2 Wolves
Wolves 0-2 Southampton
Newcastle 3-2 Southampton
Everton Team News
Carlo Ancelotti expects to name both Dominic Calvert Lewin and Allan as part of the starting XI. Yerry Mina and Jean-Phillippe Gbamin are still available for selection, but the Toffees are otherwise in good shape. After an impressive display, Seamus Coleman could be switched to a back four, while Andres Gomez dropped to the bench.
Southampton Team News
There is an injury galore at the Saints camp with William Smallbone, Michael Obafemi, Kyle Walker-Peters, Ibrahima Diallo, and Theo Walcott due to injuries. On-loan Liverpool attacker Minamino will miss out with a thigh problem.
Prediction and Odds
The injury concerns come at the worst stage for the Saints against an Everton side without fresh injury concerns.
Goals Under 2.5
Lewin to Score