Everton vs. Southampton
England, Premier League
03-01-21, 9:00 PM
Goodison Park, Liverpool.
Everton claimed a 1-0 win at Anfield last weekend, their first victory at their bitter rivals this century. The tables turn on Monday, with Southampton enduring a winless run at Goodison Park.
Everton are unbeaten in their last 15 home Premier League games against Southampton (W10 D5), with their last loss to the Saints at Goodison coming in the 1997-98 campaign.
Everton were able to bounce back with that Merseyside derby win. However, they also picked up a big victory in the FA Cup here as they knocked out Tottenham. Those two results have Carlo Ancelotti’s side in the hunt for Europe and silverware.
Striker Richarlison has been a key figure in that recent push, helping to put Spurs and Liverpool to the sword. The striker has scored four goals in his last four games, including strikes in consecutive league matches. He’s facing a Southampton side who are defensively poor, making the former Watford man a great option in the anytime goalscorer market.
Southampton have an awful run of form behind them, as they’ve lost seven of their last eight Premier League games. A poor display from Chelsea gifted them a point in that run, but the Saints have lost each of their last four away assignments.
During that losing streak on the road Southampton have conceded 17 times, scoring only twice. We see them struggling against an Everton side who have scored 13 goals in their last six matches. Considering that form, the Toffees look well priced to pile onto Southampton’s misery.
With the Toffees scoring consistently and Southampton losing three of their last four trips to nil, we’re backing a 2-0 victory for Ancelotti’s side in our correct score prediction.
- Everton’s form in the last 5 League matches: WLLWD.
- Southampton’s form in the last 5 League matches: LDLWL.