Everton – Southampton | 01/03/2021

Everton will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League when they continue their campaign at home to an out-of-form Southampton team on Monday night. The Toffees, who are currently seventh in the table, recorded a famous 2-0 win over bitter rivals Liverpool last weekend, while Southampton will enter the contest off the back of a 3-0 defeat at Leeds United.

Jubilant Merseyside Derby victors Everton are chasing their first top-six finish in the Premier League (PL) since the 2013/14 campaign. In several respects, Southampton are the ideal opposition, with Everton last completing a league double of losses to them way back in 1998 and winning by an average margin of 1.86 goals across 14 prior PL home H2H victories.

Home form remains a concern for Everton, who are still winless in PL action here in 2021. In turn, Everton have won only 35% of their current 40-point tally here this term (W4, D2, L6). A HT lead might be crucial, as Everton have had one in all four prior home league wins, whilst losing a PL-high of five home matches that stood level at the break.

Southampton lost to Leeds in midweek (3-0) suffering their sixth defeat in the last seven PL matches, and are now just eight points clear of the relegation zone. Notably, the ’Saints’ lost the second-half ’to-nil’ in four of those six losses, conceding a +1 handicap three times.

The visitors are on a poor run of four consecutive away PL losses, conceding a shocking 4.25 goals per game across that quartet. Worryingly, Southampton also conceded at least three goals during one half in each of the last three defeats therein.

Date: 01/03/2021
Time: 23:00
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool)
Pick for this match:
“1” -@ 2.10 ( Betway )

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