Looking to build off of what was a famous display on the South Coast over the weekend, a high-flying Southampton will be hoping to break into the top half of the table when they travel to Goodison Park on Thursday evening.
Holding out and landing a 1-0 win against now-former champions Manchester City at St. Mary’s on Sunday night, the Saints have landed back-to-back Premier League victories and have collected nine points over their last four outings.
On the flip side, failing to build off of their own back-to-back wins against Norwich and Leicester, Everton put in what was a fatigued display in their 1-0 defeat away at a struggling Spurs on Monday night.
However, picking up a 2-1 win when they faced off against the Saints earlier in the season, the previous meetings between the two sides tend to produce lively encounters.
You might be interested to know that each of the last six consecutive matchups between Everton and Southampton has seen both teams find the net by the final whistle. A similar outcome on Thursday evening can be found priced at 3/4 with Paddy Power.
Everton come unstuck
While Carlo Ancelotti might have been praised for his immediate impact at Goodison Park, Everton put in what was an extremely passive display in North London on Monday night.
Hit with a 1-0 defeat against a struggling Spurs and failing to ask any real questions of a fragile Tottenham defence, the former Napoli boss finds his side still sat outside the top-10 and was left frustrated by his side’s display earlier in the week.
With leading marksman Dominic Calvert-Lewin now failing to find the net in his last five Premier League matches on the bounce, his longest drought since opening 2020, Thursday’s hosts have managed to bag more than a single strike in one of their last five contests.
Also managing to bag just a single goal from opening play in their last four top-flight matchups on the bounce, you might be interested to know that the Toffees can be found priced at 4/5 with William Hill to bag under 1.5 goals in midweek.
Elsewhere, limping off against Spurs on Monday, central defender Mason Holgate looks set to be replaced by Yerry Mina at the heart of Ancelotti’s defence.
The Saints go marching on
Shocking almost everyone across the Premier League and picking up what was a stunning 1-0 against now-former champions Manchester City on Sunday night, the mood around St. Mary’s appears to be at a high.
Collecting back-to-back wins and also gaining plenty of plaudits for their 3-1 romp away at relegation scrappers Watford last month, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men also have a growing reputation for their displays on the road.
Recording 26 points away from the South Coast this season, the Saints hold the fifth-best away day record in the top-flight, a record that seen them pick up victories away at the likes of Leicester and Chelsea.
While Che Adams’ first Premier League strike might have stolen all the headlines last week, Danny Ings’ continued purple patch has shocked many across the country.
Enjoying a season-best Premier League campaign with 18 strikes this year, the former Liverpool striker has also recorded three goals in back-to-back matches away from the South Coast.
You might be interested to know that Ings can be found priced at 8/5 with Coral to extend on his tally at Goodison in midweek.