Southampton vs Everton preview
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Last Updated: 08/11/19 2:25pm
Team news, key stats and prediction ahead of Southampton vs Everton in the Premier League.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has pronounced a clean bill of health as his side return to St Mary's for the first time since their 9-0 thrashing by Leicester.
Ryan Bertrand is the only man definitely ruled out as the defender serves the final game of a three-match suspension following his red card against the Foxes. Moussa Djenepo is in contention to start after recently returning from a hip injury, while Cedric Soares is also available again after shrugging off a calf complaint.
Everton will be without midfielders Andre Gomes and Fabian Delph. Gomes suffered a fractured dislocation of his ankle in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Tottenham and is recuperating after surgery before embarking upon a lengthy period of rehabilitation.
Delph, who returned to the starting line-up against Spurs, will be missing once again, although manager Marco Silva has confirmed that Morgan Schneiderlin is available.
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- Southampton have won 11 Premier League home games against Everton - only against Newcastle (12) have they won more at the Dell/St Mary's in the competition.
- Everton have lost five of their last six Premier League away games against Southampton, winning the other 3-0 in August 2015.
- 11 of Southampton's 12 Premier League wins against Everton have come in home games (91.7 per cent). Of all teams to have beaten an opponent at least 10 times in the competition, only Newcastle against Southampton (12/13) have won a higher percentage at home (92.3%).
- Southampton have won just one point in their opening five Premier League home games (W0 D1 L4) - only one team has ever picked up one point or fewer in their first six home games of a Premier League season, Birmingham in 2005-06 on their way to being relegated that campaign.
- Southampton have lost their last three home league games - they have never lost four in a row at St. Mary's, last losing four between April and August 1998 at their old stadium, The Dell (five games).
- Southampton have conceded 19 goals in their first five home Premier League games this season - the most by a top-flight team since the 1930-31 campaign (Blackpool 19, Manchester United 21).
- Everton are winless in eight Premier League away games (D3 L5), losing each of the last four. However, 10 of their last 13 wins on the road in the competition have been against sides placed 15th or lower at the start of the day.
- There has been a 90th-minute goal in each of Everton's last three Premier League games (F2 A1), with two of those affecting the result. In total, Everton's games have seen four goals after 90+ minutes this season (F2 A2), no other sides have seen more.
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
Southampton have come back a little bit in terms of credibility. They have not played badly in the two games against Man City for which they gained credibility, but what did they get? Nothing. It got rid of the embarrassment and anger, whereas Everton are still so vulnerable away from home.
It is not a game marked with goals. Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond will carry a threat, but this could be Marco Silva's last game in charge if he loses - I think David Moyes would be a target if it goes badly for Everton. These teams should score goals with the vulnerable opposing defences but it will be a narrow win.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-0 (9/1 with Sky Bet)
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