The Saints have managed one point only from their last six league games but did battle well in defeat at Man City last weekend. Can they get the lift that they need at home against Everton? This is a big clash with Everton sitting right above the drop zone, only three points ahead of the Saints. Will they sink into further trouble? Read our Southampton vs Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th November 2019 at 1:26 p.m.)
The Saints suffered a 2-1 loss at Man City last weekend, but they were expected to have been easily brushed aside. They weren’t as they battled really well against the reigning champions. It was a lot better performance than they produced in their 9-0 loss against Leicester in their previous game. The Saints have taken one point from their last six league games played now and their defence is having a tough time.
Southampton have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six games. They are currently on a three-match losing streak on home soil in the league now, part of a winless D1 L4 record at St Mary’s this season overall in the top flight. Southampton have managed to net just the four goals at home in this campaign. They have conceded at an average of 3.8 goals per game and in total have shipped 13 goals in their last two home fixtures.
The Saints have conceded at least three goals in each of their last three league home games. There have now been over 2.5 goals in 8 of Southampton’s last 10 league outings. Another trend with them is that they have been losing at both half time and full time in their last three league home games. There’s a lot of negative stats floating around with Southampton currently, but the positive is that they have won 5 of their last 6 at home against Everton.
The two traded 2-1 home wins last season in the league
Everton have just one win in their last five against the Saints in all competitions
Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings (all competitions)
The Saints are on a three-match winning home streak against the Toffees
Everton’s season would take an even more sour turn if they were to lose this one. They are starting only place above the drop zone, three points ahead of Southampton. So a loss would really drag them down. The positive though is that a win would open up a nice bit of a cushion at least. Everton are yet to win an away game, having taken one point from their five road games in this campaign.
In their last road game, they suffered a 3-2 loss at Brighton, making it a four-match losing streak on their travels. From their five away games played Everton have only managed to score three goals. They have failed to score in three of their five league away games. The Toffees have conceded at an average of 1.8 goals per road game this season. Four of their six league defeats this season have been by a margin of at least two goals.
The Toffees have been level at half time in four of their five away games, so there is a trend there to consider. So that adds up to them having been drawing at half time and losing at full time in each of their last three away games. Of the goals which Everton have conceded on their travels, two-thirds of them have gone against them in the second half of matches.
This is a huge game for both Southampton and Everton. The Saints showed a lot of character last weekend, even though their trip to the Etihad ended in defeat. Everton have lacked a bit of a fight and grit this season and could leave St Mary’s empty-handed.
8th November 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton slipped to a poor away loss at Brighton last weekend, which left them only two points above the drop zone. So there is still tremendous pressure on them. Spurs have now failed to win any of their last three league games after blowing a lead at Liverpool last weekend to end up empty-handed. Read our Everton vs Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 29th, 2019 at 6:29 p.m.)
The Toffees, thanks to a last-minute own goal by Lucas Digne, fell to a 3-2 defeat at Brighton last weekend. That is six defeats in their last eight games played now (W2) and things are going to become even more desperate if they can’t get home form going. All three wins that Everton have recorded this season have been at home, so they have that going for them.
They took a 2-0 win over West Ham in their last home league game, which snapped back to back two-goal margin defeats at Goodson against Sheffield United and Man City. Their three home wins have been against sides 10th or lower in the league after last weekend’s round of action. Everton have only averaged a goal per game this season.
Just two of their five games at Goodison Park have made it over 2.5 goals, with the Toffees banking a clean sheet in two of the five. They have been leading at the halftime break in three of their home games and 71% of the home goals they have scored in the first half of games. In total though, Everton have opened the scoring in only three games this season. But can they take advantage of this game against the out-of-form Spurs?
Spurs took four points against Everton last season
Each of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Spurs are undefeated in 13 games against the Toffees
Both teams have scored in 5 of the last 7 meetings
Harry Kane scored in the first minute of action for Spurs at Liverpool last weekend. Tottenham couldn’t hang on and lost 2-1. That leaves Tottenham on a three-match winless streak of form. They have taken just one win in their last five played. It has been a season of no away win for the Lilywhites so far, taking just two points from five road games.
Six of Tottenham’s last seven league games have gone over 2.5 goals and they are yet to take a clean sheet on the road. It could be looked at that they have had a tough run of away games. They have been to Liverpool, Man City, Leicester and Arsenal, four of the current top-five. But a 3-0 defeat at Brighton is less excusable given the ambition of the club.
That is at least two goals conceded by Spurs in all of their away games in this campaign. Tottenham have managed six goals in their five away games. If you look back to last season, the reading gets worse for Spurs. They are winless in eleven away games, losing nine of those. Spurs have failed to score in four of their last ten away games in the top flight. There are clear problems there.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 29th, 2019 at 6:29 p.m.)
Everton may well have a decent chance here. The away form of Tottenham, even going back to last season is non-existent. The Lilywhites are fragile and lacking confidence at the moment. Everton aren’t having a great season but have at least been winning at home. Everton to win.
1st November 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A loss at Brighton on the weekend put more pressure back onto Everton boss Marco Silva. It’s not been a great season from them. There will be high pressure to deliver in this Cup tie against Watford. The only wins this season that the Hornets have taken have been in this competition. Can they upset the Toffees? Read our Everton v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 27th, 2019 at 8:20 p.m.)
Last weekend in league action, Everton took a 2-0 home win over West Ham to shake off a run of dreadful league form. So that was supposed to be a catalyst for them to get to better things. It fell apart immediately on the weekend as the Toffees lost 3-2 at Brighton. That is five losses that Everton have taken in their last six games in all competitions now. It is fair to say that they are having some troubles. In their five home games this season they are W3 L2.
Everton claimed a win over Sheffield Wednesday, which followed a 4-2 win at Lincoln in their opener in this season’s League Cup. The form of Everton in the League Cup is patchy though. They are W5 L4 in their last nine competition games (including penalties). At Goodison Park Everton have won seven of their last nine League Cup games (including penalties). In each of their last three home successes in the competition, they have scored at least three goals as well.
Everton beat Watford 1-0 in the Premier League in August
Six of the last seven meetings have produced a home win
Both teams have scored in one of the last four meetings
Four of the last six meetings have ended in a 1-0 home win
Watford still haven’t been able to produce a league win this season. They drew at home against Bournemouth on the weekend, their third straight league draw. Watford have failed to score in three of their last four games, producing just the one goal in that sequence. The Hornets are W2 D5 L5 this season in all competitions, the two successes happening in the Carabao Cup. Those were both home games though.
The first was a 3-0 win over Coventry and then a 2-1 success over Swansea. Out on their travels in all competitions, Watford have gone D2 L3. They have failed to score in three of those games, totalling just the two away goals all season. Watford are W3 D1 L1 in their last five away games in the League Cup and they scored at least two goals in three of those five fixtures.
Is it worth a flutter on Watford to get some change out of this cup tie? They have nothing to lose here while there is massive pressure on Everton. The Toffees were again knocked back on the weekend and the draw over 90 minutes here may not be a bad option.
28th October 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Finally, a bit of cheer for Everton last weekend as they produced a home success over West Ham. That snapped a four-match losing streak and kept boss Marco Silva hanging around a bit longer probably. They make the trip to Brighton on the weekend, who suffered a defeat at Aston Villa. Read our Brighton v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 23rd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)
The Seagulls tumbled to a 2-1 away defeat at Aston Villa last weekend. They have won only two top-flight games this season. One of those came in their last fixture at the Amex and it was a cracker too, a 3-0 success over Tottenham. The home form of Brighton is W1 D2 L1. There has been a lack of goalscoring threat from Brighton this season who averaged a goal per game this season. They have only conceded at an average of a goal per home game though.
All four goals at home that Brighton have conceded have been after half time. Just one of their four at the Amex this season have gone over 2.5 goals. The half time home record of Brighton is W1 D3. Exactly two goals total has happened in three of Brighton’s four home games this season which is a great betting trend to look at. Only two teams have a worse home record than Brighton this season.
Brighton are unbeaten in their previous two EPL home games against Everton (W1 D1)
Three of the four previous EPL meetings have gone under 2.5 goals
Everton are W2 D1 L1 in their four Premier League games against Brighton
The overall head to head is in Everton’s favour at W7 D5 L4 in all competitions
Sitting in 15th place, Everton are one place above Brighton in the table. They are one point ahead of them, so this isn’t an away game that they will want to be losing. They claimed a 2-0 home success over West Ham last weekend to lift themselves out of the doldrums of a four-match losing streak. They are going to the Amex in search of their first away win of the season though.
Everton have picked up one point from their four away games this season and it has just been a terrible return for them. Everton have scored one away goal in this campaign and that’s it. The Toffees have conceded at 1.5 goals per away game. They have been level at the halftime break in three of their four away games. The lack of goals is stark.
Everton have conceded four of their six away goals in the second half of games. The 2-0 success last weekend against West Ham gave Everton their only clean sheet in their last seven league fixtures. They have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 away games and they are on a three-match losing streak on their travels. Everton get Seamus Coleman back from his suspension for this fixture.
Brighton are struggling and it’s hard to see where the wins are going to consistently flow from. Everton’s win last weekend will have been a huge relief for the Toffees and perhaps they can go and build on that with another three points. Everton to win.
25th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton boss Marco Silva may find himself out of work if the Toffees lose this one. They are on a four-match losing streak as it is, and he is walking a thin line. West Ham are pushing for a place in the top six at the end of the weekend, but need to recover from a home loss against Crystal Palace last time out. Read our Everton v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2019 at 2:35 p.m.)
There are troubled times at Goodison Park with Everton on a four-match losing streak. They are sat at W2 D1 L5 for the season. A positive for them ahead of this fixture is that their two wins for the campaign have happened on home soil. Not so bright is the fact that they have lost their last two at Goodison, defeats against Sheffield United and Manchester City.
Everton are without a clean sheet in their last fixtures. They have also failed to score in two of their last three. The Toffees have conceded at least two goals in their last three home games as well, and they lose right-back Seamus Coleman for this one through suspension. It has been an average of 1.75 goals per game conceded at home by Marco Silva’s Everton this season.
Their two home wins were both by a one-goal margin, and Everton were leading at half time in two of their four home games (D1 L1). Four of their five home goals scored at have been in the first half of home games but in his campaign, Everton have conceded the opening goal in five of their eight fixtures.
The two clubs traded away wins last season
Both teams have scored in two of the last six meetings
Everton are W2 L2 in their last four at home against West Ham
Things are even at two wins and two draws in the last six meetings
The Hammers are W3 D3 L2 this season and just before the international break had a little setback in a home defeat against Crystal Palace. The Irons are undefeated on their top-flight travels this season with a W1 D3 record on the road. It suggests, for a betting angle, that they are going to be a tough side to knock over at Goodison Park.
All of West Ham’s away games this season have been against sides who are sat 10th or lower in the table currently. From those matches, they have scored an average of 1.5 goals per fixture. They have taken one away clean sheet so far. West Ham have been level at the half time break in all four of their away games, which is a pretty big trend.
The Londoners have bagged the opening goal in 6 of their 8 fixtures this season, which is another wonderful trend. Stretching through to the back end of last season, West Ham are now undefeated in their last 6 away games in the top flight. They look to be a pretty settled side at the moment and summer signing Sebastian Haller has carried some good form for them in the attack.
Everton are having their problems, no question. West Ham are a very solid unit on their day and they should not be fazed by a trip to Goodison Park. The visitors are more than good enough to take a share of the spoils. Draw.
18th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton boss Marco Silva is starting to feel a bit of pressure after a home defeat against Sheffield United. Things are not likely to get any easier for him this weekend as they face up to reigning champions Manchester City. The Citizens will be coming back into league action after their 8-0 win over Watford last weekend. Read our Everton v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 3/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 5:35 p.m.)
Everton took quite a bad hit last weekend. A 2-0 loss at home against Sheffield United. The Toffees had been on top for most of the game but were badly sucker-punched. That has left the Toffees with a W2 D1 L3 record this season. They did win their opening two home games, both of those one-goal margin victories over Watford and Wolves (the current bottom two). But preceding the loss against Sheffield United last weekend was a heavy away loss at Bournemouth
So in their last four Everton are W1 L3 in the EPL. That’s why Marco Silva is starting to get heavily backed to be the next EPL manager to go. Of the five goals that Everton have scored in the league, four of them have been in the first half of matches. After last weekend’s result, they have failed to net in half of their league fixtures so far this term. They have also gone without a clean sheet in four after opening the season with back to back blanks.
Manchester City won both league meetings in the last campaign
Everton have lost their last three against City and are winless in four
Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings
Everton have won one of their last six league home games against the Citizens
Punters were wondering what would Manchester City do after their shock loss at Norwich on September 14th. Most will have expected them to beat Watford. Few would have expected the margin of victory by which Pep Guardiola’s men got the win. It was an 8-0 demolition job that City dished out to the Hornets. The game was over in the first 20 minutes as City were 5-0 up by them. That was without Raheem Sterling who was rested. Bernardo Silva was the star of the show with a hattrick.
Manchester City are W2 L1 in their top-flight travels this season. They took 5-0 win at West Ham and then a 3-1 success at Bournemouth. They then had that crash at Carrow Road against Norwich. But it’s been at least two goals scored by them in all three of their away games. They are now, somewhat ridiculously, averaging exactly four goals per league game this season. Of the four goals that they have conceded away from home, three of them have been in the first half of fixtures. City have opened the scoring in five of their six games and have been leading at the break in the same amount.
Everton aren’t quite there but it may just be worth backing them to get on the scoresheet at least because City’s defence isn’t great. Everton are just unlikely going to be able to match up to the scoring power the visitors will bring to the table.
27th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton had a bad day at the office last weekend, losing on the south coast against Bournemouth. But their home form has been perfect so far. So will that spell trouble for the visiting Sheffield United? The Blades somehow lost at home last weekend, despite bossing Southampton. Read our Everton v Sheffield United betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 19th, 2019 at 1:12 p.m.)
Back to back home wins so far for Everton, should see them in good spirits for this one. Their home successes have come against Watford and Wolves and both of those victories were by a one-goal margin. It may be worth noting that those two are currently the bottom two in the Premier League. Sheffield United are a bottom-six side currently.
The Toffees have been struggling on the road, losing at Bournemouth last weekend and have taken one point from three road games. So there are vulnerabilities in their game and their attack hasn’t been working as well as was expected. Richarlison has two of Everton’s four home goals this season.
A small trend for Everton at home is that they have been leading at half time in both home fixtures. Three of their four goals at Goodison Park have been scored inside the first fifteen minutes of games. Four of their five goals scored home and away, have been goals giving them the lead in fixtures.
This is the first league meeting since the 06/07 Premiership
Everton are unbeaten in four top-flight games against the Blades (W2 D2)
The head to head is even a two wins and two draws from six previous EPL meetings
Both teams have scored in just 2 of the last 7 league meetings
The Blades lost 1-0 at home against Southampton last weekend. Somehow. They created chance after chance and just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. As a newly promoted side that is the kind of thing that can come back to haunt you. It leaves the Blades with just the one league victory this season, a home success over Crystal Palace (W2 L2). To their credit, they are undefeated on the road.
Sheffield United have taken a point from each of their visits to Bournemouth and Chelsea this season, so that’s a decent return on the road from them. They can’t afford to be as wasteful as they were last weekend in the final third. All five of Sheffield United’s league goals this season have come after the half time break. They have managed to open the scoring in just the one fixture (their win over Palace). Sheffield United have been leading for an average of eight minutes (per match) this season.
Everton are likely to come up with the three points on Merseyside. Sheffield United will be cursing their fortunes after last weekend’s efforts. They have enough about them to get on the scoresheet, maybe not enough to pick up the win though.
19th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries have lost their last two games so need to make the most of this home soil advantage. Will their leaky defence be able to stand up to the visiting Everton? The Toffees are the second-lowest scoring team in the top half of the table but have only been beaten once this term. Read our Bournemouth v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 13th, 2019 at 9:02 p.m.)
The Cherries are W1 D1 L2 this season, the two defeats happening back to back just before the international break. The losses were both by a 3-1 scoreline against Manchester City and Leicester. Each of their last three games have gone over 2.5 goals, while both teams have scored in all four of Bournemouth’s league games this season.
Four of their five goals scored this season have been in the first period of fixtures. Boss Eddie Howe has a pretty chunky injury list to have to deal with here with at least eight players out of action. So it’s a pretty tough situation that they are in, especially without the form behind them and their already looking a little bit ropey.
Bournemouth’s home form in the Premier League is not good. They have only claimed one victory in their last eight at the Vitality Stadium (D3 L4). Three of their last four played there though have ended up going under 2.5 goals. That actually may be a good betting angle for this game, given that the visiting Everton are struggling for some potency in front of goal this season.
Everton took four points from their meetings with Bournemouth last season
Each of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The last six meetings have all been won by the home team
Both teams have scored in four of the last five
Everton start the weekend up in seventh place in the table, having scored just four goals in their four games played. It’s not exactly been the prolific output that was expected of them. Everton’s two wins this season in their overall W2 D1 L1 record happened at Goodison Park. Their away efforts so far have seen them take a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace and suffer a 2-0 loss at Aston Villa. So that is no away goals from them which is worth noting. It has been a trend of their road fixtures.
They are without a win in their last five on the road now (D3 L2) in the Premier League and the Toffees have failed to score in four of those. There have been under 2.5 goals in five of Everton’s last six away games. So it all points to this being a low-scoring game on their trip south. Of the four goals that Everton have scored this season, three of them have been inside the first fifteen minutes of fixtures. Just as Bournemouth have very little home form going for them, Everton don’t have much away form.
There may not be too much to choose between the two of them on the day. Everton don’t have road form and are struggling to put the ball in the back of the net. Bournemouth usually give a good account of themselves on home soil, but their defence remains very suspect. Draw.
14th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Neither Everton or Wolves look as if they have really gotten up to speed this season in the Premier League. The Toffees suffered a blow last weekend in a loss against her newly promoted Aston Villa. Wolves are still looking for their first league win over the season, their Europa League qualification campaign hampering their EPL form. Read our Everton v Wolves betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Toffees have four points for the season following a draw against Crystal Palace and a narrow home win over Watford. Last weekend they paid a visit to the newly promoted Aston Villa and suffered a 2-0 loss. It was a game in which the Toffees were second best for good chunks of the fixture. So with just the one goal from their three games played, it hasn’t exactly happened for Everton yet. They did get a 4-2 midweek win at Lincoln in the EFL Cup, a game in which they actually sent out a fairly strong side.
They gave starts to Moise Kean, Fabian Delph and Alex Iwobe in midweek. They were sitting at 2-2 at Sincil Bank with twenty minutes to play before Iowbi and Richarlison spared their blushes against the League One side. So it’s hard to know what to make of them so far. On paper, they have a great squad. Each of their three league games this season have gone under 2.5 goals. In their one home game in the EPL this season, Bernard’s lone goal got the Toffees a 1-0 success over Watford.
Wolves claimed a 3-1 success at Everton last season in the EPL
It is a three-match undefeated streak that Wolves are on against the Toffees (W1 D2)
Everton have lost just one of their last six games against Wolves in the EPL (W2 D3 L1)
Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Three games into the Premier League season and three draws for Wolves. Those have come against Leicester, Man Utd and Burnley. They have had a busy time of things though, juggling this Thursday night/Sunday rotation because of their Europa League qualification campaign. They haven’t really played all that well in the Premier League yet and have been a bit lucky to get their points from their last two.
Man Utd missed a penalty against them and then Raul Jiminez saved Wolves with a 97th-minute penalty at home against Burnley last weekend. The two goals then that Wolves have conceded in this seasons top-flight have come in the first half of games, they have scored their two goals after the halftime break. They need a little bit of a spark. Away from home in the last league campaign Wolves went W6 D5 L8. They have won just one of their last eight on the road in the top flight now.
Looking at the match outright market the draw has the most appeal. Wolves have drawn their three league games and have only looked at their best in short bursts. Everton have not found their top gear as an attacking unit yet. Draw.
30th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
League One side Lincoln City get a big night out as they play host to Premier League opposition in the League Cup on Wednesday night. The Imps will be welcoming Everton to Sincil Bank. Read our Lincoln v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
Lincoln are pretty heavy underdogs for this one but it is a good night for them to enjoy the occasion, regardless. Lincoln opened the season strongly with three straight wins in the league and EFL cup. They didn’t concede a single goal in any of those opening games either. Their first-round success in the League Cup came out at Championship side Huddersfield.
The Terriers were of course and Premier League side last season. But Lincoln have crashed since to back to back 2-1 defeats in the league. So, their form has just deserted them a little bit. The Imps have won just two of their last nine League Cup ties, although they have both been inside their last three competition games.
For all of their hype and expectation coming into the new season, Everton haven’t exactly hit the ground running. They suffered a 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa in the Premier League on the weekend. That is one goal scored in three Premier League outings so far. So things haven’t quite clicked for them yet but they do on paper have a squad which is full of pretty high potential.
Everton have alternated between a win and loss in their last eight League Cup ties. Last season they were dumped out in the third round by Southampton via a penalty shootout. It is interesting to take a look at their away form specifically in the League Cup. Everton have lost five of their last eight EFL cup away ties. Granted the last two have been against Manchester City and Chelsea.
Everton should really have too much class and power for Lincoln to handle in this fixture. It may however just be worth having a flutter on both teams to score as the Toffees have just one clean sheet in their last nine League Cup games on the road.
27th August 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting