Southampton v Everton Betting Tips
How quickly things can go wrong. The start of the Premier League season is full of promise and hope but just 12 games in and five managers have already lost their job.
The perils of relegation are enough to worry even the most steadfast club owner but fans tend to take a more pragmatic view.
Those who regularly attend matches know the score. They know that there only has to be three teams worse than their own and they’ll be able to turn their attention to next season and the whole hole/desperation cycle can start again.
Fans of both Southampton and Everton have plenty to be concerned about with their teams’ performances so far but they can rest assured that things are worse at Crystal Palace, Swansea, West Ham and West Brom.
But, will it be the Saints or the Toffees who slip closer to that group scrabbling at the bottom of the table after their meeting early on Sunday afternoon?
Everton’s Goals to be the Difference at St Mary’s
There are certain indiscretions which football fans find particularly tough to forgive. Disloyalty is a big no-no as is an obvious lack of effort. But perhaps the worst thing a football club can do to their fans is bore them.
Nobody spends time, money and effort following a club because they want safe, stable football. We want entertainment, we want action and we want goals.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that Southampton fans are already wondering whether Mauricio Pellegrino is the right man for the Saints’ managerial job.
Southampton have scored a paltry nine goals so far and that from a manager who was employed because Claude Puel was thought to be too negative.
Everton’s form is a million miles away from where their fans thought it would be following their summer spending spree but at least they’ve been entertained.
The Toffees have scored in four of their last five games, the problem is their defence has capitulated and they average just one point per game.
Everton are the underdogs for Sunday’s game at St Mary’s but you can be sure they’ll give it a good go, no matter who is in charge. As for Southampton, another lacklustre performance would surprise nobody so back Everton to win at a very decent price of 15/4 with BetVictor.
Pellegrino to Slip Closer Towards the Abyss
Mauricio Pellegrino has only been in charge at Southampton for five months but he must be aware that he’s already battling for his future. This is the Premier League, after all, a division in which Frank de Boer lasted just four games before being sacked by Crystal Palace.
It’s not just that Southampton are shocking going forwards, they’ve only kept one clean sheet in their last seven league games.
The Everton squad will be delighted to focus on another team with difficulties at the moment and we fancy them to score two or more goals at 16/5 with Coral.
We also think Everton will be able to heap the pressure on Southampton early in the game which makes a bet on the Everton/Everton selection in Bet365’s half-time/full-time market look overpriced at 7/1.
Austin to Provide Crumb of Comfort for the Home Fans
When a team is short on goals, there is always more than one issue. When it comes to Southampton though, there’s no doubt that the strikers are not pulling their weight.
That is all ?? pic.twitter.com/NHzAxb82qk— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) November 16, 2017
Shane Long is on a horrible run without a goal, Manolo Gabbiadini looks a shadow of the player he was when he signed for the Saints while Charlie Austin’s long-running battles with injury have further cost the team.
Thankfully for Austin and Southampton, the former QPR striker is fit and raring to make up for missed time. He’ll be licking his lips at the prospect of facing Everton’s porous defence so back Austin to score at 9/5 with Paddy Power.
Top Betting Offers
Everton to win at 15/4 with BetVictor
Everton to score two or more goals at 16/5 with Coral
Everton/Everton in half time/full time at 7/1 with Bet365
Charlie Austin to score at 9/5 with Paddy Power