Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 37 Goals 40 (53)
(24) 16 Assists 29 (40)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
26.4 Average Age 31.1
184.4 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.2 (1.3)
(50%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 54% (52%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.4)
(1.9) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Adam Lallana Out 6.96
Jose Fonte Out 6.94
Emmanuel Mayuka Out 6.2
Player Reason Status Rating
Tony Hibbert Out 6.72
Darron Gibson Out 6.84
Kevin Mirallas Doubtful 7.05

Team News

  • Rickie Lambert and Gaston Ramirez should both return to the starting lineup for Southampton, with both having come off the bench with their side behind at Chelsea, only to go on and draw the match.
  • Lambert was key to that comeback and he should slot back into an attacking midfield role behind Jay Rodriguez up front.
  • Luke Shaw overcame a knock to play at Stamford Bridge and will start again here.
  • Kevin Mirallas continues his recovery from a hamstring injury that has kept him out since early December, but he is back in training and stands an outside chance of playing a part here.
  • Victor Anichebe started on the right side of the midfield against Swansea and he may keep his place, though Seamus Coleman could play there and Steven Naismith is another option.
  • Hibbert and Gibson remain absent through injury.

Prediction

  • Southampton's wholly unexpected comeback from two goals down to draw at Stamford Bridge extended their unbeaten run to 5 Premier League games, and Nigel Adkins men have now lost only 2 of their last 12 matches.
  • The Saints have sured up their defence recently; after conceding 28 goals in their first 10 games of the season, they have only shipped 12 goals in their subsequent 12 games. Everton will thus have a challenge on their hands at St Mary's in this game.
  • The Toffees have lost only 1 of their last 10 games though, and will once again be tough to beat. Their goalless draw against Swansea last time out came as something of a surprise after their record breaking run of both scoring and conceding in consecutive Premier League matches. They have also drawn 10 times this season and could do so again, going back to their old ways with goals at both ends.
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