Match Pack: Everton vs Saints

By SFC Media time Wed 08 Jul Everton v Saints

Saints aim to extend their record-breaking away run as they go in search of a ninth win at Goodison Park. Get ready with our Match Pack, in association with eToro...

THE MATCH

Everton vs Southampton
Goodison Park
9 July 2020, 6:00pm BST

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Mason
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Adrian Holmes
Fourth official: Michael Salisbury 
VAR: Andy Madley
Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes

HOW TO WATCH


Saints' trip to the North West will be shown live on Amazon Prime, which is available for free. If you don’t already have a subscription, you’ll need to download the streaming service which you can access via TV, laptop or phone.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Kyle Walker-Peters (L), James Ward-Prowse, Ché Adams, Jack Stephens and Jan Bednarek (R) clebrating Ché Adams goal  during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on July 5, 2020 in Southampton, United Kingdom. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Saints made it three wins from four thanks to a 1-0 victory over Man City (Photo: Matt Watson)

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

In the past few weeks, Saints have gone from a side needing to secure Premier League status to a team with a very real chance of reaching the top half of the table.

The Toffees currently sit just one point and two places above Saints in 11th, but with the home side unbeaten in their last nine at Goodison Park, Saints will need to call on that incredible away form to take anything from the tie.

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has declared that league standings are motivation enough for his hungry side, and with five games remaining, there’s plenty of time for clubs in the middle third to swap places in the hunt for a top ten finish.

TEAM NEWS

After returning from suspension and making the bench in the win against Manchester City, Moussa Djenepo finds himself back on the sidelines with a calf injury.

Jannik Vestergaard remains unavailable along with Sofiane Boufal and Yan Valery but Pierre-Emile Højbjerg could yet make the nine-strong bench.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has Theo Walcott in his squad for the first time since the Premier League restart, while Alex Iwobi may also be fit after coming off early in the defeat to Tottenham on Monday.

Mason Holgate, Djibril Sidibe and Fabian Delph remain absent.

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FORM GUIDE

Southampton:

Manchester City (h) 1-0 (Adams)
Watford (a) 3-1 (Ings x2, Ward-Prowse)
Arsenal (h) 0-2
Norwich City (a) 3-0 (Ings, Armstrong, Redmond)
Newcastle United (h) 0-1

Everton:

Tottenham Hotspur (a) 0-1
Leicester City (h) 2-1 (Richarlison, Sigurdsson)
Norwich City (a) 1-0 (Keane)
Liverpool (h) 0-0
Chelsea (a) 0-4

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Ralph Hasenhüttl during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on July 5, 2020 in Southampton, United Kingdom. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Ralph Hasenhuttl celebrates after the victory against Man City. (Photo: Matt Watson)

THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl:
“They had a good run and he made a fantastic development to make quick steps out of the relegation zone.

“It shows how well he has performed with this team, how quick they adapted to his style of football and how quick he managed them to play more successfully.”

Carlo Ancelotti: “I know the manager and his team is really well organised. It is a team that plays with a lot if intensity, a strong team.

“It is a team that defends really well, high, with a lot of pressure on the ball.

“Hasenhüttl is doing a fantastic job and we have to be at our best (to beat them)."

WATFORD, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Danny Ings during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Southampton FC at Vicarage Road on April 4, 2020 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Danny Ings scores in the 3-1 win against Watford in Saints last away game. (Photo: Matt Watson)

ONES TO WATCH

Danny Ings: It’s hard to look past the striker who has made such an impact on Saints away form this season.

Three goals in the two away games since the Premier League restart shows the striker is pivotal to Ralph Hasenhüttl’s approach to games on the road.

Richarlison: The Brazilian playmaker has 30 goals in two seasons at Everton showing his contribution to The Toffees.

With his goals leading Everton to 8 wins in the 12 games where he has netted, he will once again be looking to be difference maker on Thursday.

Danny Ings
Attack stats
goalGoals
21
Total shots
69
Shots on target
41
Conversion rate
30%
Mins per goal
126
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TOP PERFORMERS:

Southampton:


Goals:
Danny Ings 21
Nathan Redmond 5
James Ward-Prowse 5

Assists:
James Ward-Prowse 5
Ché Adams 4
Shane Long 4

Everton:

Goals:
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 15
Richarlison 13
Bernard, Gylfi Sigurdsson 3

Assists:
Lucas Digne 6
Djibril Sidibe 4
Richarlison, Mason Holgate 3

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: James Ward-Prowse(L) of Southampton celebrates with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg(centre) and Nathan Redmond(R) after opening the scoring during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Everton FC at St Mary's Stadium on January 19, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
James Ward-Prowse celebrates scoring against Everton in January 2019. (Photo: Matt Watson)

HEAD TO HEAD

Played 102
Saints 31
Draw 22
Everton 49

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

November 2019: Saints 1-2 Everton (Ings)
January 2019: Saints 2-1 Everton (Ward-Prowse, Digne o.g)
October 2018: Everton 1-1 Saints (3-4p) (Ings) League Cup
August 2018: Everton 2-1 Saints (Ings)
May 2018: Saints 1-1 Everton (Redmond)

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DID YOU KNOW?

Southampton have scored 25 goals from outside the area in the Premier League in the last two seasons (11 in 2019-20 & 14 in 2018-19); as many as they’d netted between 2013-14 and 2017-18.

Southampton have won three of their last four Premier League matches (L1), winning the last two in a row. Saints last won three consecutive matches in the competition in May 2016 under Ronald Koeman (4 wins).

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