Southampton host Everton on Saturday afternoon with both sides attempting to move clear of the relegation zone.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are yet to recover from their 9-0 thumping at home to Leicester City albeit they produced an improved performance against Manchester City where the champions won the game with four minutes to go.
After another summer of big investment, Everton find themselves at the wrong end of the table with manager Marco Silva’s job reportedly under threat, having recorded just three wins from 11 games.
A win for Southampton would bring them level on points with their opponents although they would need a massive goal swing to lift them out of the bottom three after finding themselves on -17 goal difference. Whereas a win for Everton would lift them away from the bottom three.
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Southampton vs Everton: How to listen
The game will get under way at 3:00pm on Saturday November 9 and talkSPORT will bring you all the pre-match build-up from St Mary’s as well as a full live commentary of the game.
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Southampton vs Everton: Head-to-head
Recent meetings between the two sides hold mixed fortune, with Southampton winning two of the last four, Everton picking up one win in the same number of games with the remaining fixture ending in a draw.
The most recent clash was on January 19 2019 when a James Ward-Prowse opener followed by a Lucas Digne own goal ensured that the three points stayed in Southampton, with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s equaliser proving to be nothing more than a consolation.
Everton took the three points at Goodison Park earlier on in the 2018/19 season when Mark Hughes was still in charge at The Saints. First-half goals from Theo Walcott and Richarlison were enough for Everton to earn Silva his first three points in charge of The Toffees.
The last time Everton took all three points at St Marys was August 2015 when a Romelu Lukaku brace followed by a Ross Barkley strike completed the 3-0 victory.
Southampton vs Everton: The stats
- Southampton have won 11 Premier League home games against Everton – only against Newcastle (12) have they won more at the Dell/St Mary’s in the competition.
- Everton have lost five of their last six Premier League away games against Southampton, winning the other 3-0 in August 2015.
- 11 of Southampton’s 12 Premier League wins against Everton have come in home games (91.7 per cent). Of all teams to have beaten an opponent at least 10 times in the competition, only Newcastle against Southampton (12/13) have won a higher percentage at home (92.3 per cent).
- Southampton have won just one point in their opening five Premier League home games (W0 D1 L4) – only one team has ever picked up one point or fewer in their first six home games of a Premier League season, Birmingham in 2005/06 on their way to being relegated that campaign.
- Southampton have lost their last three home league games – they have never lost four in a row at St. Mary’s, last losing four between April and August 1998 at their old stadium, The Dell (five games).
- Southampton have conceded 19 goals in their first five home Premier League games this season – the most by a top-flight team since the 1930/31 campaign (Blackpool 19, Manchester United 21).
- Everton are winless in eight Premier League away games (D3 L5), losing each of the last four. However, 10 of their last 13 wins on the road in the competition have been against sides placed 15th or lower at the start of the day.
- There has been a 90th minute goal in each of Everton’s last three Premier League games (F2 A1), with two of those affecting the result. In total, Everton’s games have seen four goals after 90+ minutes this season (F2 A2), no other sides have seen more.
- In all competitions, Everton’s Theo Walcott has been involved in six goals in his last four appearances against his former side Southampton, scoring five and creating one. In his whole career he’s only scored more goals against Newcastle and Tottenham (Seven) than he has against Saints (Six).
- Southampton’s last five Premier League goals have been scored by either James Ward-Prowse (Two) or Danny Ings (Three).
Southampton vs Everton: Team news
Southampton welcomed Moussa Djenepo and Cedric back to first-team training following periods on the sidelines with tendon and calf problems respectively, but the Manchester City game was too soon for either player to be involved.
However, they are both in contention to feature against Everton. When speaking to the media Hasenhuttl said: “I’m happy that they are both back. It’s probably a little bit too early for the weekend [City] because today was only a light session. But the game after they are an option, yes.”
Everton will be without Andre Gomes who suffered a horror ankle injury against Tottenham last time out, but Marco Silva said he could play again this season. Fabian Delph has a hamstring concern.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Bernard missed out on the Tottenham game and both remain a doubt for the trip to the South coast but the Merseysiders picked up no other injuries in the 1-1 draw.
Southampton XI: TO BE CONFIRMED
Everton XI: TO BE CONFIRMED