Everton vs. Southampton: Premier League – Match Preview

Ronald Koeman faces his former employers on Monday afternoon as Everton entertain Southampton.

Everton twice rallied from a goal down to earn a point away at Hull City last time out.

Ross Barkley’s late header earned them a share of the spoils, but they will see the match as two points dropped.

Southampton’s indifferent form continued as they were beaten at home by West Brom.

Shane Long opened the scoring for the hosts, however the Baggies turned it around to overtake Southampton in the table.

Premier League form: Everton W2 D1 L2; Southampton W2 D1 L2
Premier League top scorers
Everton – Romelu Lukaku 10 goals
Southampton – Charlie Austin 6 goals

Match history
Southampton got one over on their former manager earlier in the season, edging to a 1-0 success at home to the Toffees.

Last five Premier League meetings
Southampton 1 Everton 0 – 20/12/16
Everton 1 Southampton 1 – 16/04/16
Southampton 0 Everton 3 – 15/08/15
Everton 1 Southampton 0 – 04/04/15
Southampton 3 Everton 0 – 20/12/14

Southampton DC – 7/10 with Bet 365

Team news
Everton could revert back to a three at the back formation here, with rotation likely.

Martin Stekelenberg and James McCarthy are major doubts again and likely to miss out.

Southampton heavily rotated for the loss to West Brom and numerous key players are set to return.

Virgil van Dijk started on New Years Eve, however is banned for the trip to Goodison Park following a late red card.

Expected starting XI’s
Everton (3-4-2-1): Robles; Holgate, Williams, Funes Mori; Coleman, Gueye, Barry, Baines; Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku
Southampton (4-3-3): Forster; Cedric, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Davis; Tadic, Rodriguez, Boufal

Predictions

Result: Draw (12/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 0-0 (8/1 with Betfair)

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