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Southampton v Everton Betting Offers and Tips
The Premier League relegation battle is not a fun place to be. There is nowhere else in sport where the gap between playing in one division and the one below it costs so much.
It costs in terms of money, it costs in terms of prestige and it costs in terms of entertainment. When it’s your team in trouble, or your job as a player to get the team out of trouble, the pressure never leaves you.
Fans of Southampton and Everton have had their fair share of relegation scraps over the years but they did not to be involved in the goings on at the bottom of the table this time around.
Unfortunately, poor starts to the season have left both clubs well within touch of the relegation mix and it’s about to get worse for at least one of them when they meet at St Mary’s on Sunday.
Five managers have already lost their jobs in the Premier League this season. No club takes the decision to sack their manager lightly, not least because there is no guarantee that the replacement will do any better.
Of course, as Everton have found out, it at least helps to at least have a replacement in mind when you pull the trigger.
David Unsworth has been in temporary charge of Everton for five games now and he’s got no idea about how long his stint as manager will continue. Having failed to appoint Sam Allardyce, Everton appear to be getting closer to hammering out a deal with Watford for their manager, Marco Silva.
If this is to be Unsworth’s final game as Everton manager, he will fancy his chances of ending on a high.
Southampton’s form has been so uninspiring so far that Sunday’s game could also be Mauricio Pellegrino’s final day in charge. The Argentine is reported to be fighting for his job just months after being appointed.
That’s harsh, no doubt, but Southampton fans are being bored as the team slip closer and closer to trouble.
One more bad result could spell the end of Pellegrino’s short time at the club and we think that result will occur against Everton.
The Toffees have big problems at the moment and the potential suspension of Oumar Niasse will hurt them as an attacking force, but Southampton’s morale is on the floor and Everton will at least give a fully committed performance for Unsworth.
The away side are the underdogs but we think that makes them good value at $4.50 with Palmerbet.
Everton Will Need More Than One Goal to Win
If Everton are to heap more pressure on the shoulders of Pellegrino, they’ll surely need to score more than one goal. Unsworth was a defender and took over from Ronald Koeman, one of the best defenders of his generation, and yet Everton haven’t kept a clean sheet since their first game of the season.
Even with Southampton struggling badly to score goals, the home side should give their fans something to cheer by breaching the Everton resistance, such as it is.
So, make sure to have a bet on over 2.5 goals which is $2.25 with Sportsbet.
Unsworth may be an inexperienced manager but he played enough Premier League games to know the importance of turning a home crowd against their team, especially when things aren’t going to plan.
Therefore, expect Everton to get off to a fast start and to win the first half at $4.50 with Sportsbet.
Austin to Provide a Glimpse of Light
Southampton are in desperate need of somebody to step up and become a hero. Their strikers have been nowhere near good enough in front of goal but the return of Charlie Austin to full fitness can only be a good thing.
The former QPR and Burnley striker is a genuine poacher who should be able to capitalise on Everton’s troubles at the back to score at $2.80 with William Hill.
Southampton v Everton Top Betting Tips
Everton to win at $4.50 with Palmerbet
Over 2.5 goals at $2.27 with Centrebet
Everton to win the first half at $4.50 with Sportsbet
Charlie Austin to score at $2.80 with William Hill