Everton vs Southampton Odds – Monday 2nd January 2017 – 15:00
Everton are 6/5 with the draw at 9/4 and Southampton are 12/5
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Everton welcome Southampton to Goodison Park in another round of festive fixtures, continuing with the first period of New Year Premier League action.
Ronald Koeman’s side come into this match in mixed form, drawing their last fixture against Hull at the KCOM Stadium 2-2.
Tigers captain Michael Dawson opened the scoring (6), before David Marshall (45 +1) scored an own goal to level the scoring going into the break.
Robert Snodgrass (65) continued his excellent season with a fine free kick, with the Tigers now leading with 25 minutes to go.
Everton left it late to equalise, with the much maligned Ross Barkley (84), equalising for the Toffees with six minutes to go.
Toffees In Need Of Run
That result is more evidence of the fact that Everton have been inconsistent, having now completed a run of one win, a draw and a defeat in their last three.
They are three places and 2 points above the visitors Southampton going into this match, with Everton failing to build on their fine away win.
The Toffees go into this match with two wins in their last six matches, they will be looking to make it three wins in five matches.
Everton come into this match as favourites, with the Saints poor form and Everton’s home advantage informing those odds.
This will be a tough fixture for Ronald Koeman’s side, with the Saints looking to bounce back from successive defeats.
The Toffees will be looking to continue their recent record against Southampton, they have lost just one of the last four meetings.
Southampton come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat at home against West Brom on New Years Eve.
Shane Long (41) again got the Saints off to the perfect start, with Southampton looking to recover from the Tottenham defeat.
Poor defending meant that lead lasted just two minutes, with Matt Phillips (43) ensuring the Baggies went into half time level.
A stunning finish from Welsh striker Hal Robson-Kanu (50), it was Robson Kanu’s first start and he rewarded Pulis with an assist and goal.
Virgil van Dijk (89) was sent off to compile the Saints misery, collecting two yellow cards.
Southampton Need Consistency
The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, back to back defeats have ensured Claude Puel’s side have had a poor festive return.
They have now tasted defeat seven times this season, without the baggage of European football they need to drastically improve.
Claude Puel will be deeply disappointed with that result, especially given that they went ahead and lost at home.
Southampton come into this match as underdogs, with home advantage for Everton informing those odds.
This will be a tough fixture for the Claude Puel’s side, with Everton and Ronald Koeman having a good season.
The Saints will be looking to improve on their recent record against Everton, they have won just one of their last four meetings.
Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Everton are Romelu Lukaku at 7/2 with Enner Valencia at 13/2. For Southampton, Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long are at 6/1 with Dusan Tadic at 8/1.
The last time that these two sides met Southampton 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 8/1.
Everton vs Southampton Odds
Tip 1 – Lukaku to score first @ 7/2
Tip 2 – Everton to win 1-0 @ 11/2