Kick-off: 1400, 25/10/2020
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Southampton and Everton will both head into Sunday’s Premier League clash in good spirits and a close encounter is on the cards at St Mary’s Stadium.
The Toffees are top of the table and yet to taste defeat this season, but Saints are unbeaten in their last three outings and also playing well.
We reckon these teams are hard to split and 5/2 for a stalemate on the south coast is our first Southampton vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton battled for wins over Burnley and West Brom before the international break and showed more fighting spirit on their return to action at Chelsea.
Saints recovered from being 2-0 down inside half an hour to secure a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Danny Ings and Che Adams struck either side of half-time to level things up, only for Kai Havertz to quickly put the Blues back in front.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men refused to give up, though, and Jannik Vestergaard earned them a point in the closing stages.
“It was challenging, a high-paced game; they came at us fast and often,” Vestergaard told the club’s official website.
“We deserved to be down and had to fight our way back into the game. It’s difficult to come back from such situations, but that we did is massive. Based on the second half, the draw was deserved.”
Both teams have netted in the last seven head-to-head meetings between these teams, so 16/5 for a score draw takes the eye from the Southampton vs Everton odds.
Last Saints line-up: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings, Adams, Walcott.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton surrendered their 100 per cent record last weekend but put in another encouraging display to draw 2-2 with Liverpool at Goodison Park.
The Reds twice hit the front, but Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin responded for the spirited Toffees.
There was relief when a last-gasp Jordan Henderson effort was ruled out for offside by VAR, but the hosts were worthy of a draw.
“I think we have improved in this game, we competed well, properly,” commented Carlo Ancelotti. “I think the level we have reached now is a good level.
“We have seen we can compete but the problem for the season is the consistency the team needs to have and I hope we can keep this quality and attitude to show consistency.”
Jordan Pickford was lucky to escape a red card for his knee-high challenge on Virgil Van Dijk inside 10 minutes, but Richarlison is suspended following a late dismissal.
His absence will rob Everton of some pace on the break, but this still has all the makings of being an open affair.
Let’s add 12/1 for a 2-2 draw to our Southampton vs Everton betting tips.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Mina, Coleman, Allan, Doucoure, Rodriguez, Gomes, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
Chelsea 3-3 SOUTHAMPTON – Danny Ings, Che Adams, Jannik Vestergaard
EVERTON 2-2 Liverpool – Michael Keane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Head-to-head: Everton 1-1 Southampton, Southampton 1-2 Everton, Southampton 2-1 Everton, Everton 1-1 Southampton, Everton 2-1 Southampton
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