Southampton, come back to St. Mary’s and look to have a bounce back performance from the last time they took the pitch at home.
This match between Saints and Everton is a match against two teams that have not lived up to expectations so far this season. Southampton, currently sitting in the relegation zone and Everton are just above them in 17th.
Both of these teams were not expected to be struggling like they have this season and both sides will have to be viewing this games a chance to get their season back on track.
Both teams have struggled to score this season so whoever gets that opening goal may just take all three points.
How Southampton Will Win
Saints, always seem to manage to score a goal one way or another. The key to their success is going to have to be on the defensive side of the ball and keeping a clean sheet against a team that has been held scoreless in 4 matches this season.
Last Saturday, their defensive shape and effort was fantastic against one of the best teams in the world. They need to keep that same mentality against Everton and they should be able to keep a clean sheet.
I do not know what to expect from Hasnehuttl as far as team selection goes but I would have to think it will be a little less defensive than the team that was picked against Man City. Djenepo will likely play and that alone should excite Saint fans.
How Everton Will Win
Everton will come into this match knowing what happened in the last league match that took place in St. Mary’s and will have to believe they can get a result as well. Maybe not 9 goals but at least take the points.
Marco Silva, is starting to feel the heat and has to turn the results around soon if he still wants to be in charge of Everton. He has to think this will be one of the easier games having seen Saint’s recent string of results and will set up and attacking line-up to hit our backline hard.
If Everton can apply constant pressure and wait for a mistake in the backline the can take advantage of they can win this game.
Goalkeeper: Alex McCarthy
Defenders: Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Jannik Vestergaard
Midfielders: Cedric, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oriol Romeu, Kevin Danso
Attackers: Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond, Danny Ings
Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford
Defenders: Seamus Coleman, Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate, Lucas Digne
Midfielders: Fabian Delph, Tom Davies
Attacking Midfielders: Alex Iwobi, Glyfi Sigurdsson, Richarlson
Strikers: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Southampton 1-1 Everton