Everton-Southampton Betting Preview: Martinez's men set for another late show

The Toffees were stunned by Sunderland on Boxing Day but our tipster is backing the home side to make amends with victory against Mauricio Pochettino's side on Sunday
Everton will look to put the disappointment of Boxing Day defeat to Sunderland behind them when they welcome Southampton to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday’s loss against the Black Cats was the first time that the Toffees have tasted defeat on home turf in the Premier League this season and Roberto Martinez’s side can be backed at 7/10 (1.70) with
Betway to bounce back against the Saints on Sunday.

Southampton claimed their first away win in the Premier League since September as they romped to a 3-0 win over crisis-club Cardiff City on Boxing Day and Mauricio Pochettino’s men are chalked up at 4/1 (5.0) with Betway to follow up with victory in Merseyside. The draw is available at 5/2 (3.50) with the same firm.

It is worth noting that Saints have both scored and conceded just nine goals in their nine matches away from home so far this season and Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be keen to frustrate the hosts here, although they may find the Toffees somewhat more difficult to contain than the Welsh side.

However, it should be noted that prior to the 1-0 defeat against Sunderland on Thursday, Everton had notched 11 goals in their previous three home matches and there could be value to be had in backing the 17/20 (1.85) quote from Betway for three or more goals to be scored when these two sides go head-to-head.

Southampton’s clean sheet against Cardiff was their first in 10 matches in all competitions and should the Toffees rediscover their scoring touch on Sunday, there would be value in backing Roberto Martinez’s men to net at least twice at 3/4 (1.75) with Betway.

Patience, though, may be the key for the Toffees this weekend as just three of Everton’s last 17 goals in the Premier League have come before the half-time whistle.

With that in mind, the juicy 11/10 (2.10) quote from Betway for the second-half to be the highest scoring half carries considerable appeal and should be backed accordingly.

Most goals in the second half at 11/10 (2.10) 2pts with Betway

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