Southampton and Everton face at St. Mary’s Stadium, in a match for the 12th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 19-01-2019, in a Premier League match that ended Southampton’s victory by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by J. Ward ‑ Prowse (50 ‘) and L. Digne (64’ Autogolo), for Southampton, and G. Sigurðsson (90 ‘), for Everton. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in 18th position, with 8 points won. In their last match, they lost with Manchester City out by (2‑1), after in the previous match they lost by (0‑9) at home, in a match against Leicester City. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 32 suffered. In their last 5 home games for the championship Southampton drew 1 and lost 4, so they conquered 1 point in 15 possible.
For this competition, he did not win any of the last 5 games in his stadium. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so he has not presented great defensive solidity, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 36 of the last 41 games they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 11 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback.
Southampton comes to this game with little motivation, after a new defeat, this time against Manchester City, 2-1: Ward-Prowse scored the team’s only goal. It should be noted that the local club is currently in the relegation zone. Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl must maintain his tactical design, however, opting for a more cautious strategy, as he faces one of the best Belgian football clubs. At the individual level we can highlight Danny Ings, a player who has scored 4 goals this season. For this game, the house coach cannot count on Bertrand, by suspension.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is currently in 17th position, with 11 points won. In their last match, they tied with Tottenham Hotspur at home for (1‑1), after in the previous match they lost out, in a match against Brighton & Hove Albion, for (3‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 16 suffered; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 13 suffered. For the championship, Everton won 1 point in 15 possible, after 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 5 games he played as a visitor.
In this competition, he lost the last 4 away matches and won none of the last 5 he played as a visitor. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so he has not presented great defensive solidity, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 11 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Everton comes to this match with a 1-1 draw against Tottenham, adding their second straight game without a victory in this Premier League: their only goal was scored by Cenk Tosun. In this match against Southampton, coach Marco Silva must maintain his usual tactical system, 4-3-3, favoring a more dominant style of play. Analyzing his games in the English league, it is possible to notice that Calvert-Lewin is the top scorer of Everton, with 3 goals scored. Out of this game are Bernard, André Gomes and Gbamin, all with physical problems.