Southampton vs Everton Match Preview


Everton visit 18th placed Southampton on Saturday in another must-win game. Silva, whose side currently sit at 17th, could lose his job if Everton lose on Saturday. Make sure to check out the Toffee TV YouTube channel for more Everton news:

Everton put in another poor performance against Spurs on Sunday, with Andre Gomes’s horrible injury overshadowing the Blues’ disappointing display. Both Spurs and Everton are struggling in the league, and were very poor at the weekend.

Everton face another struggling team this weekend, with Southampton winning 2, drawing 2, and losing 7 in 9 Premier League games. Hasenhuttl’s men have 3 less points than Everton, and their last home game was a 9-0 thrashing by Leicester. They’ll be looking to bounce back following this embarrassing result.

Southampton’s last game was an improvement from the week before, with the Saints losing 2-1 at home to Man City. They led for 57 minutes of the game, with James Ward-Prowse scoring in the 13th minute.

Hasenhuttl’s side often play with a back three, or back five without the ball. The main attacking threats come from the likes of Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond, and Moussa Djenepo.

Saturday’s fixture involves a home side experiencing woeful home form, against an away side in equally poor away-form. Southampton have played 5 home league games, losing 4 and drawing 1. This is the worst home form in the league. Meanwhile, Everton’s away form consists of 5 games, 4 losses, and 1 draw (the second worst in the league, behind only Norwich City).

Suggested Line-Up:

Due to injuries to Andre Gomes, Bernard, and (potentially) Fabian Delph, Everton will have to field a weakened side on Saturday. Despite not being the ideal combination, a midfield three of Morgan Schneiderlin, Tom Davies, and Alex Iwobi could complement each other well. With Schneiderlin sat back, allowing Davies and Iwobi to push forward, this could work well for Everton on Saturday. I’d like Moise Kean to start, and to play a lot more in general.

Score Prediction: Southampton 1-1 Everton

With Southampton being so poor at home, and Everton so poor away, Saturday’s game will probably be of very poor quality. Southampton are yet to score more than one goal at home this season, and Everton, as we know, are terrible away from home. It’s a must-win game for Silva, who’s been under pressure from fans for a number of weeks now.

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