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