SOU vs EVE Dream11 Prediction: Everton travels down south to Southampton as they look to carry on their near-perfect start to the season. The Toffees sit atop the Premier League table winning 4 out of their last 5 games and drawing one, to current champions and their fierce rivals – Liverpool, in what was a very dramatic game. Their goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, is lucky to be eligible for this game after a very poor tackle that has sent Virgil van Dijk into a long-term injury and forward, Richarlison, got sent off in the last few minutes of the match. Southampton also goes into this game with a sense of confidence after going 3 games without a loss. Their last game was a very impressive 3-3 draw against Chelsea despite going 2-0 down early in the game. This puts Southampton in 12th place in the league and just 2 points away from 5th place which makes this game very important to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side. Both sides have two different motivations but the same goal in mind, which is to get the three points.
Fixture name & competition: Southampton vs Everton, English Premier League
Date & Time: 25th October, 7:30 pm (IST)
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
SOU – DWWLL
EVE – DWWWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last 5 fixtures have been perfectly balanced with either side winning 2 games and one draw has been played out.
Last meeting: Everton 1-1 Southampton (English Premier League, 9th July 2020)
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Southampton Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Mohammed Salisu, Moussa Djenepo and William Smallbone are all injured and will be unavailable. Theo Walcott, who is on loan from Everton, will be ineligible to play against his parent club.
Doubtful: Yan Valery is a doubt for this game.
Expected changes: Stuart Armstrong is most probable to replace Theo Walcott in the lineup with Ralph Hasenhuttl most likely naming an unchanged squad from the side that played Chelsea.
SOU Playing 11 (probable):
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Everton Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Richarlison is a confirmed absentee due to the red card he picked up in the Merseyside derby. Seamus Coleman, Cenk Tosun, Jarrad Braithwaite, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Mason Holgate and Jonjoe Kenny all form a very long injury list for Everton.
Doubtful: James Rodriguez picked up a knock against Liverpool but has since trained with the side so is likely to start but there is no guarantee.
Expected changes: Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that new signing, Ben Godfrey, will start in place of the injured Seamus Coleman. Gylfi Sigurdsson is likely to fill in for Richarlison.
EVE Playing 11 (probable):
Jordan Pickford (GK)
SOU vs EVE Today Match Prediction, Who will win today’s match?
Let's take a look at SOU vs EVE Prediction now. Everton is tipped to win this one, given their form, but not by a lot. An Everton win is pegged at 2.40, while a Southampton win is placed at 2.90. Carlo Ancelotti’s men will be very confident entering this game, given their wonderful start to the season. There seems to be a spring in their step, and they have scored a goal in the last 12 matches that they have played, with 10 goals coming in the last 3 games. They are also quite solid at the back with Yerry Mina and Michael Keane developing a formidable partnership. As for Southampton, they will enter the game in good form, but their season has been quite black and white. They were on a 3-game losing streak before they got their 2 wins and a draw. Ancelotti will have to use a different approach as Southampton’s centre-backs – Jannik Vestergaard and Jan Bednarek, are quite tall and will deal with Calvert-Lewin’s aerial threat. All in all, it should be a close game but Everton should just edge it. Captain options for SOU vs EVE Dream11 Team follow next.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Dominic Calvert-Lewin cannot stop scoring at the moment. He already has 7 Premier League goals and 10 goals overall. He has also scored in all the games he has been involved in, in the league. He was also responsible for the equalizing goal for Everton during the derby game.
Danny Ings – Danny Ings had a brilliant individual 2019/20 season as he scored 25 goals and provided 3 assists. He has kicked off this season very well too with 4 goals in 5 appearances in the Premier League. His goals have also come against the bigger sides with 2 goals against Tottenham and a goal against Chelsea.
James Rodriguez – James Rodriguez has had a great start in the Renaissance to his career, scoring 3 goals and providing 3 assists in just 5 starts this season. Rodriguez has also created the second most chances in the Premier League this season and has been one of the best players so far. He lays in some delicious crosses that Calvert-Lewin gets on the end of.
X-factors (differential picks)
Gylfi Sigurdsson – Sigurdsson has yet to prove his worth to Carlo Ancelotti having started just one game this season. However, he picked up an assist in that game, as Everton beat Brighton 4-2. Sigurdsson has 24 goals and 18 assists for the Toffees, but the fans and manager have demanded more from him as he’ll look to impress during Richarlison’s suspension.
Che Adams – The 24-year-old signed for Southampton in the summer of 2019 and had a very underwhelming, albeit promising start to the season where he scored 5 goals and provided 4 assists. He has already kicked off this season with a goal and two assists and will look to add many more to those whilst partnering Ings up front.
Lucas Digne – The Frenchman has been excellent for Everton so far with 5 goals and an impressive 15 assists, despite playing in defence. He is very dangerous going forward and amassed 8 assists and a goal last season. With an in-form striker like Calvert-Lewin upfront, Digne job gets easier and is very likely to add to the two assists he has this season.