Everton boss Frank Lampard is a man under pressure and knows he must win this game against Southampton. His side sit third bottom and have failed to win any of their last four in all competitions.
Both teams to score has been a common feature of recent Toffee games happening in each of their last five. Demari Gray has been one of the few recent bright sparks for the Merseysiders netting in his last two league games.
Southampton have had a great week in the cups, defeating Man City 2-0 in the League Cup in midweek and winning 2-1 at Palace in the FA Cup. Their league form is the concern as they have lost six in a row.
As ever James Ward-Prowse is doing his best to keep the Saints in the division grabbing three in his last five in all competitions. Four of the last five and six of the last nine for the South Coast side have seen both teams net.
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Everton vs Southampton: Match Stats
Everton boss Frank Lampard knows nothing less than all three points will do here if they wish to stay up. The attack has been firing and the defence leaking with their last five seeing both teams scoring and we can expect the same here.
Often a game between two sides at the bottom of the table would be a tight cautious affair. Both managers though are keen on attacking football and both sides will have marked this as one they can win. Sky Bet have enhanced both sides to have 2+ shots on target in each half looks worth siding with.
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19 February 2022- Southampton 2-0 Everton- Premier League
14 August 2021 – Everton 3-1 Southampton – Premier League
1 March 2021 – Everton 1-0 Southampton – Premier League
25 October 2020 – Southampton 2-0 Everton – Premier League
The reverse fixture came on the opening day of October and Everton won on that occasion 2-1 thanks to a goal each from Conor Coady and Dwight McNeil. It continues a recent good run for the Merseysiders who have won three of their last four meetings with the Saints.