Southampton vs. Everton Prediction, Tips and Odds – Oct. 01, 2022 16:00 CET
Seven games of the ninth round of the Premier League will be played on Saturday. From 16:00, Southampton and Everton meet at St. Mary’s Stadium.
This will be a clash of teams from the lower part of the table. Neither the Toffees nor the Saints opened the season as expected, so a win will be good for both.
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Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men did not play well in the period before the international break. They have been defeated in three of their last four league games. Southampton players did not score a single goal in those defeats, and their only victory was against Chelsea 2-1.
They have big problems in the defensive line. They conceded a goal in each of the seven games, so with 11 conceded goals, they are the fifth weakest defense in the Premier League. In addition, they are not very effective in attack. They scored only seven goals, with Che Adams being the only player to score more than one goal.
Southampton need points in this match because in the next round they have a road game against Manchester City and it will be difficult to avoid defeat. That is why we should expect an offensive approach in the match against Everton from the first minute.
Romeo Lavia and Tino Livramento are the only injured players in the Southampton squad.
Everton players also have their problems. For the first time this season, they won only in the last round. Thanks to Neil Maupay’s goal, they beat West Ham 1-0, although they didn’t play very well in that game either.
Before the aforementioned clash against the Hammers, the Toffees had drawn four league games in a row. In three meetings, the result was 1-1, while there were no goals against Liverpool.
Efficiency is Everton’s main problem. Frank Lampard’s men scored just five goals in the first seven matches. They did not score more than one goal in any game, which shows that their creativity is at a minimal level.
Right-back Nathan Patterson picked up an injury while playing for Scotland and will be out for some time. Jordan Pickford missed international duty due to injury but recovered for this match. Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be in the squad after a long absence. Mina, Holgate, and Godfrey have been out for a while.
Both teams won as hosts last season – Southampton 2-0 and Everton 3-1.
Southampton (4-2-3-1): Bazunu; Perraud, Salisu, Bella-Kotchap, Walker-Peters; Maitland-Niles, Ward-Prowse; A. Armstrong, Edozie, Aribo; Adams
Everton (4-3-3): Pickford; Mykolenko, Tarkowski, Coady, Coleman; Onana, Gueye, Iwobi; Gordon, Gray, Maupay
We think this will be an effective match. We believe that the Southampton players will want to win all three points and that they will play aggressively and openly. This will leave more space for Everton’s forwards, so we expect both teams to score at least one goal each.
Kick-off Time: Saturday, 01.10.2022, 16:00 CET
Prediction: Both Teams To Score – Yes