The only team with an unbeaten record in the Premier League, Everton, look to extend their impressive form this weekend. The side travels to St. Mary’s Stadium this Sunday to take on Southampton. The match kickoffs at 2 pm.
The Toffees dropped their first points of the season during their heated encounter in the Meyerside Derby against Rivals Liverpool. Southampton made a dramatic 3-3 comeback against Chelsea last weekend.
There is a constant feel-good factor for the Toffees since the start of the season. Two figures that have been at the center for all the good coming from the side was the arrival of James Rodriguez. The pick of form Calvert Lewin has been impressive will sealing the equalizing goal after a heavy limp against Liverpool last weekend.
Liverpool might have the VAR to blame after equalizing in the game’s dying minutes by Captain Henderson. The referee of VAR duties had to be dropped from this week’s matches. Ancelotti will contend without the services of Richarlison after picking a red card.
The Saints started on a low note with two defeats for Ralph Hassenult. A 5-2 second half thrashing by Tottenham marked a highlight for the side. Hasenhult followed by picking seven points from their last nine available. It includes two clean sheets and a spirited 3-3 comeback with Chelsea last weekend.
Southampton vs. Everton Head to Head
Both sides have 17 games against each other, with Southampton taking six wins while Everton with seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Chelsea 3-3 Southampton
Southampton 2-0 West Brom
Burnley 0-1 Southampton
Southampton 2-5 Tottenham
Southampton 0-2 Brentford
Everton 2-2 Liverpool
Everton 4-2 Brighton
Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton
Fleetwood Town 2-5 Everton
Everton 5-2 West Brom
Southampton Team News
Theo Walcott remains ineligible to take part in this weekend’s encounter against his parent club after a loan move. Danny Ings remains in form while bagging four goals in his last five appearances.
Everton Team News
Good news from the camp includes the recovery of James Rodriguez before the match after a press conference by Ancelotti. With Seamus Coleman out with an injury, it gifts Ben Godfrey’s first start for the Toffees at right back. After a high knee challenge against Van Dijk, Pickford will start between the sticks.
Prediction and Odds
With two in-form English internationals going against each other, we expect a high encounter scoring event.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5