Key Stat: Everton have only lost one of their 19 home games against Southampton in the Premier League.
Expert Verdict: Everton impressed against newly-promoted Wolves on the opening weekend, drawing 2-2 despite being down to ten men. Southampton, however, suffered the same problem they had last season – a lack of goals as they played out a 0-0 draw with Burnley. The Saints’ lack of firepower makes it hard to back them, with Everton hoping to win on Marco Silva’s home league debut in charge.
Everton vs Southampton Prediction & Betting Tips
Everton vs Southampton Head-to-Head Stats
Everton have won 47 times in this fixture, while Southampton have triumphed just 29 times with 22 draws. Southampton thrashed Everton 4-1 at St Mary’s last season, however, before a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park back in May helped the Saints on their way to survival.
The first game saw Dusan Tadic open the scoring and, after Gylfi Sigurdsson’s equaliser on the stroke of half-time, Charlie Austin net twice in the second-half before Steven Davis added gloss to the scoreline late on. Last time out, Nathan Redmond gave the Saints the lead, but Tom Davies levelled in the dying minutes to ensure Everton have lost just one of their 19 home games against Southampton in the Premier League.
Everton vs Southampton Betting Tips
Everton impressed despite only drawing on the opening day, and Richarlison and Marco Silva will hope for more of the same at home to Southampton.
A similar performance, against weaker opposition, will bring its rewards and the chance to bolster the defence with one or both of Kurt Zouma and Yerry Mina is also a boost.
Everton have an excellent record in this fixture too, losing just one of 19 home Premier League games against Southampton and winning 13.
It took a last-minute equaliser at the end of last season to preserve that good record, but preserve it they did thanks to Tom Davies’ strike.
This is a much-improved side, however, and this is a chance to make a statement against a team who only just stayed up last season.
Liverpool loanee Dany Ings would not doubt love to impress against Everton, but the Saints lacked goals last season and that is not just down to their front men but their creative players too.
With Everton strengthening at the back, it could be hard for Southampton to end their poor run of goalscoring form
Southampton vs Everton Recommended bets with odds
Everton are odds-on favourites to beat Southampton at Goodison Park, with Betway among those offering the best price of 19/20 on a home win.
With Southampton struggling for goals and Everton strengthening in defence, meanwhile, you can improve that to 2/1 with Bet365 and Ladbrokes if you back them to win to nil.
For the same reason, betting against both teams to score looks advisable – Betfair are offering 17/20 for that bet. Under 2.5 goals, meanwhile, will earn 7/10 with Betfair.
Richarlison’s double on the opening day makes him a good shout for any time goalscorer, at 41/20 with 888sport. Cenk Tosun might also be worth a point – the Everton striker is 7/4 to score at any time with 888sport.
Everton vs Southampton Prediction
Everton impressed with ten men against Wolves, while Southampton – who have a poor record at Goodison Park – need a big improvement up front. The Toffees should win in Marco Silva’s first competitive home game.