Southampton v Everton tips – Toffees can outclass off-colour Saints
Southampton’s season is unravelling and Everton have the players to take advantage
December 19th, 2014
Ross Barkley ran the show on Monday night as Everton cruised to a 3-1 victory against Queens Park Rangers, with the England midfielder currently playing in a deep-lying role which makes opposition players struggle to pick him up.
With Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas operating behind Romelu Lukaku, there is plenty to like about this Toffees side who can make the most of playing a team who are on a horrible losing run.
BetVictor go 11/5 about an away win at St Mary’s, with Ronald Koeman having seen his team lose their last five matches after previously salvaging a point against Aston Villa.
Southampton were flying earlier in the campaign including a combined 12-0 against the north-east teams at home, although the defence has started making basic errors and the goals are drying up too.
Koeman might amend his team’s style of play just to ensure they keep things tight and squeeze out a point from this game, although the Saints are no value at 29/20 to win this encounter.
It’s worth considering Leighton Baines at odds of 17/1 to score the first goal considering the full-back loves to bomb forward and will be available for penalty and free-kick duties.
Everton to win @ 11/5 with BetVictor
Leighton Baines to score first @ 17/1 with BetVictor