Everton vs Southampton Match Analysis & Prediction
14/01/2023 6:00 pm
Two Premier League clubs involved in a relegation battle will meet at Goodison Park on Saturday when Everton play host to Southampton.
While the visitors currently sit rock bottom of the table after 18 matches played, the hosts are just three points further ahead in 18th place.
Everton’s poor form has seen them slip into the Premier League relegation zone, and two important matches are up next against fellow strugglers Southampton and West Ham United.
The Toffees head into the contest after losing each of their last three home league matches; they last lost four consecutive league games at Goodison between April and September in 1958.
However, Frank Lampard’s side are unbeaten in their last 17 home meetings against Southampton, winning 12 of those, and they claimed a 2-1 victory in their most recent encounter away against the Saints in October.
Southampton seem to have turned a corner in their last two domestic cup matches, with a 2-1 FA Cup third-round victory away at Crystal Palace last Saturday followed by an impressive 2-0 win at home against Manchester City in the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.
A narrow 1-0 win at Bournemouth was their most recent Premier League away victory in mid-October, while their other away success came back in August against Leicester City, a 2-0 win through a second-half brace from top scorer Che Adams.
Not since November 1997 have Southampton claimed all three points at Goodison Park, but a victory on Saturday would provide them with a much-needed survival boost heading into the second half of the season.
Everton vs. Southampton Head to head
In the previous 92 meetings between these two sides, Everton have claimed 45 victories while Southampton have won 28, and they have drawn in 19. Southampton have scored 105 goals and conceded 152 in the process.
Everton Team News
Everton’s Alex Iwobi was stretchered off with an ankle ligament injury against Manchester United and is ruled out for around three weeks.
Abdoulaye Doucoure replaced Iwobi shortly after half time and he could start in a midfield three on Saturday alongside Idrissa Gueye and Amadou Onana.
Everton's Last 5 Matches
23/11/2022Everton5Western Sydney Wanderers1Sydney Super Cup
26/12/2022Everton1Wolverhampton Wanderers2Premier League
31/12/2022Manchester City1Everton1Premier League
03/01/2023Everton1Brighton & Hove Albion4Premier League
06/01/2023Manchester United3Everton1FA Cup
Southampton Team News
Southampton’s Juan Larios, Stuart Armstrong and Armel Bella-Kotchap are remain on the treatment table, while Alex McCarthy and Theo Walcott are closing on a return to full fitness.
Che Adams, Romain Perraud, Sam Edozie and Mohamed Elyounoussi will be hoping to force their way into the first XI.
Southampton's Last 5 Matches
26/12/2022Southampton1Brighton & Hove Albion3Premier League
04/01/2023Southampton0Nottingham Forest1Premier League
07/01/2023Crystal Palace1Southampton2FA Cup
11/01/2023Southampton2Manchester City0EFL Cup
Everton vs. Southampton: Odds and Predictions
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