Everton vs Southampton are the two strongest teams in the English Premier League. The match between Everton vs Southampton will be played on 14th August 2021 at Goodison Park. The match between Everton vs Southampton will be very competitive. So football fans from all over the world will be sitting in front of the TV to watch the match.
Heading into this weekend’s fixtures, Carlo Ancelotti’s side are seventh in the table, 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.
Everton have actually lost eight of their 24 league games this term, though, which is a high number considering their position in the table, while their recent home form in England’s top flight has been disappointing, suffering defeats in four of their last five league fixtures at Goodison Park.
The Toffees suffered a 2-0 defeat when they travelled to Southampton for the reverse game earlier this season, while the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park during the 2019-20 campaign.
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.
A disappointing run of form has seen the Saints slide down the table into 14th position, now 10 points off the top six and only eight points clear of the relegation zone, level on matches with 18th-placed Fulham.
Southampton have found it difficult on their travels this season, winning just three of their 12 matches, suffering five defeats in the process, but they can take confidence from Everton’s issues at Goodison Park.
Head To Head:
Everton vs Southampton is scheduled for kick off on 14 August, at 15:00. Everton won 8 of their last 19 meetings, while Southampton won 6, and 5 match(es) ended in a draw. The last game between Everton and Southampton in the English Premier League Season 2020/2021 took place on March 2021 and ended with a 1 – 0 victory for Everton.
Everton vs Southampton Team News:
Yerry Mina and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are currently injured and will be unable to play a part in this fixture. Fabian Delph is also carrying a knock and is unlikely to feature in this match.
Injured: Yerry Mina, Jean-Philippe Gbamin
Doubtful: Fabian Delph
Southampton have several injuries to account for and will have to do without Theo Walcott, Michael Obafemi, Takumi Minamino, Kyle Walker-Peters, and Ibrahima Diallo this weekend. Oriol Romeu has also been ruled out for the rest of the season and will be unavailable against Everton.
Injured: Theo Walcott, Michael Obafemi, Takumi Minamino, Kyle Walker-Peters, Ibrahima Diallo, Oriol Romeu, William Smallbone
Everton XI (4-3-3):
Pickford, Holgate, Godfrey, Keane, Digne, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Doucoure, Davies, Allan, Rodriguez,
Southampton XI (4-4-2):
McCarthy, Bednarek, Salisu, Tella, Ings, Adams, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Djenepo, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse,
Everton vs Southampton Match Prediction:
After their first win at Anfield in Premier League history, Everton have their eyes on the top four spots with just five points separating them and West Ham. The Toffees hold a game in hand over the Hammers who face league leaders Manchester City this weekend so Carlo Ancelotti’s side will be aiming to keep the pressure on the Londoners.
Southampton have lost their way in recent weeks with only one league win to their name this year. Ralph Hassenhutl’s side suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat to Leeds on Tuesday as the Saints slumped down into 14th-place in the league.
Scoreline prediction: Everton 3-1 Southampton