Everton v Southampton prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
Everton vs Southampton Stats
- Everton have won 12/24 league games this season.
- Southampton have failed to win any of their last 6 away league games, losing 4 of those.
Betting Tip: Everton to Win 2-1
Monday night football come late from Goodison Park as hosts Everton look to build on their derby day win over Liverpool as Southampton come to Merseyside.
It’s been a slightly underwhelming season for the Saints but I wouldn’t pin the blame too much on Ralph Hassenhuttl who has had lots of injury problems and failure to be backed in the transfer window. He’s a good coach who will be demanding some funds in the Summer to try take the South coast side to the next level. Their recent poor form could be down to a mixture of the high intensity they play at with the press, combined with the heavy fixture schedule over the winter. They look a bit jaded at the moment and will be without key man Oriol Romeu in the middle of the park as well as Takumi Minamino, Kyle Walker-Peters, Theo Walcott and Ibrahima Diallo here.
The Toffees have been much better on the road than at base this season, but I do fancy them to take the win. Their outright price isn’t the most attractive so I’ll chance the 2-1 correct score which is available at a tempting 8/1. It’s a score line that has occurred in a third of their wins this season.
Betting Tip: Mason Holgate to be Carded
I’ll dip into the card markets too and the 5/1 on offer for the tenacious Mason Holgate to go into the book looks too good to turn down. The versatile defender will be at right back and likely to be up against Saints most fouled player in Moussa Djenepo. Holgate has racked up 4 cards in his 14 starts this season so I’d expect him to be closer to 7/2.
Everton vs Southampton Odds
Everton will be feeling on cloud nine after their derby win against city rivals Liverpool and because of this the bookies have put Ancelotti's men as favourites, with best odds of 11/10.
Where is the value?