Southampton V Everton Betting Tips: Draw – 9 November 2019

Stalemate on the cards between out-of-sorts duo?

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Southampton V Everton

Saturday 9 November 2019 – 15:00 Kick-Off
English Premier League
Pick: Draw
Odds: 5/2
Bookmaker: Unibet
English Premier League Betting – 22Bet

Preview: There was a sombre mood around St Mary’s the last occasion it hosted a Premier League fixture, on that infamous night when Leicester City scored nine. The locals will demand a huge improvement from their Southampton team on that basis – will it be forthcoming, though, against an Everton side still searching for its first away win of the season?

 

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Southampton Preview – Can Saints build on promising Etihad display?

One of two teams still without a home victory in this season’s Premier League, Southampton are back at their St Mary’s Stadium for the first time since that now infamous 9-0 mauling at the hands of Leicester City. A home fixture with Everton, who they did manage to beat 2-1 here last season and are a team currently in the midst of a torrid period themselves, could be ideal therefore.

The immediate response following the Leicester debacle has been moderately positive, particularly the performance last weekend in the league as they pushed Manchester City much closer than many expected in a 2-1 defeat at The Etihad. The result, however, meant an extended stay in the relegation zone, a region in the league table they’ve now become accustomed to after going their previous six league fixtures without winning (D1 L5).

Not only are points proving elusive but so are goals. Scoring in nine of their eleven league encounters may seem impressive but on only one instance, in a 2-0 victory away to ten-man Brighton, has Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side managed more than one goal in any league fixture this season. For a team that has struggled defensively, and has only two clean sheets to its name, a misfiring forward line to go with it is only ever going to be a recipe for disaster.

 

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Everton Preview – Toffees a no-go zone away from home?

On the back of another summer of significant squad investment, expectations were understandably high regarding Everton fulfilling both its potential and objectives for the 2019/20 season. The likelihood of either materialising appear slim based on the first couple months which has seen Everton toil in their efforts to pick up results, labour in the attacking third and produce the poorest points total away from home in the entire division.

One point. The grand total of their away endeavours this season. It’s a pitiful return. Since a goalless draw away to Crystal Palace on the opening weekend, Everton have slumped to defeat at Aston Villa (2-0), Bournemouth (3-1), Burnley (1-0) and Brighton (3-2). That is one point from five eminently winnable fixtures. Make no mistake about, Marco Silva is a manager under immense pressure – particularly with their away schedule set to stiffen.

Following this plump-looking encounter against a Southampton side seemingly in disarray are trips to Leicester, Liverpool and Manchester United. So this is far and away their easiest away assignment for quite some time although banking on this Everton side taking full advantage, in the knowledge that last week’s 1-1 draw at home with Tottenham made it one win in seven league games (W1 D1 L5), feels speculative at best right now.

 

Southampton V Everton Key Facts:

  • Southampton, 18th in the league table, have not won a fixture at home all season (D1 L4).
  • Everton, hovering precariously above the relegation zone in 17th, will attempt to secure their first away win of the campaign at the sixth attempt (D1 L4).
  • The previous three league meetings held at St Mary’s were all won by the home side, Southampton, who were 2-1 victors there last season.

 

Betting Summary

In terms of results, Southampton are still in a rut. No win in six league games (D1 L5) was compounded by their recent exit from the EFL Cup. However, the performance at Manchester City last weekend was a lot more encouraging; taking the lead, The Saints made the champions sweat for the three points and were only undone by two lax moments in concentration towards the end. They are, however, still without a win at home this season (D1 L4, GF4 GA19).

Drawing with Tottenham last time out only extended Everton‘s dismal recent run, winning only once in their past seven league matches (W1 D1 L5). Meanwhile, no team has registered less points away from home than their paltry figure of one (D1 L4). The performances haven’t always been as bad as their lowly league position might suggest, however ‘The Toffees’ are hopelessly out of form right now and are now shorn of the influential Andre Gomes in central midfield for the foreseeable.

It is bordering on the impossible placing any faith in either team winning this fixture. The home side are without a home win all season while the exact same applies to the visitors. The draw, therefore, has obvious appeal. These are also among the weakest offences in the division, averaging no more than a goal per-game, so it would be a surprise to see many goals.


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