These two EPL teams play after losing their final friendly matches. Yes, guys, we are having Everton versus Southampton first game of the 2021/22 Premier League season this Saturday. Will it be a triumph? One thing for sure, Everton and Southampton have always shown equal capabilities, but they aren’t big rivals. Despite the missing hostility, this is a serious game that will significantly count in their end of season positions. Therefore, we expect a massive clash to go down at Goodison Park, Everton’s home ground.
Everton Vs Southampton H2H betting prediction
We expect Southampton to have a spirited fight after putting up a good show from the shadows, where no one saw them as a threat. At the same time, Everton will use their new players, among other iconic talents, to excel in this game as they look forward to impressing the new boss.
Everton Squad briefing
Everton welcomed a new manager, Rafel Benitez, after Carlo Ancelotti moved to Laliga’s Real Madrid. The former Liverpool boss has won 536 matches, drawn 244 and lost 284 in his entire 1064 managing career. He is known to be a quintessential manager who puts all his heart and mind into analysing his team’s performance. As Coleman extends his contract by one year, the Toffeemen will also have their summer reinforcements, including Demarai Gray, Begovic, and Andros Townsend. They also have James Rodriguez, who will probably star in the first XI, and Moise Keane is back but not likely to play because of a Toe Injury.
Southampton squad analysis
There are no significant incomings to The Saints, yet key players have left St Mary’s to join other EPL sides. For instance, Ryan Bertrand and Danny Ings moving to Leicester and Aston Villa, respectively. However, Southampton has acquired a new striker, Adam Armstrong, from Blackburn to reinforce their attack. They still have strong and talented players like Theo Walcott, Redmond, Moussa Djenepo, and Walker-Peters onboard.