Bet9ja Preview: Everton v Southampton: Back the Toffees to avoid defeat on their turf

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Following their defense solidity in the league lately, Sam Allardyce’s men should keep things tight at the back in this encounter

Everton entertain Southampton at the Goodison Park for their matchday 37 clash in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

The Toffees claimed a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town last Saturday, which made it back-to-back wins for the first time since March. That result will be a morale-booster as they look forward to good results from their remaining fixtures this season.

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Despite being eighth-placed on the log ,Bet9ja still offers odds of (2.90) for them as slight underdogs.

Mark Hughes’ charges saw their survival hopes in the top-flight receive a massive boost when they recorded a 2-1 victory over their local rivals AFC Bournemouth last Saturday in front of their supporters. They thus enter this duel with confidence and are tipped as slight favourites even as the away team at (2.55).

Seeing a draw at the end of 90 minutes in this encounter is chalked up at a juicy price of (3.25).

Six of the last eight head to head showdowns between both teams has offered NO goal at both ends. Thus, it won’t be out place to oppose end to end action in this tie at (1.88).

Three of both sides’ last five competitive games has seen them score more in the second half, and the same result has also featured in three of the Toffees’ last five home fixtures. Hence, the bookies have offered (2.08) for the second half to be the highest scoring half.

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The Merseyside club have notched two or more goals in three of their last five clashes with Hughes’ side. Therefore, it’s worth a fortune to back the home side to record victory with over 1.5 goals at available odds of (2.78).

Cenk Tosun could make the difference in this outing, having had five goals under his belt since his acquisition from Besiktas in January. So, it’ll be rewarding backing the Turkish forward to repeat such feat anytime here at (2.50).

Punters should go for an outcome which will see that the Goodison Park outfit avoid defeat in this battle, especially when this has paid out in all of the last eight home ties against the visiting team. Bet9ja quotes (1.48) for that to happen.

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