Everton (12th) Southampton (7th)
|Date & Time||Saturday April 16, 2016, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
Hom: 2.60 Draw: 3.33 Away: 2.83
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Everton are back at home this weekend and after a disappointing performance by them midweek, they will hope to get 3 points against the Saints this weekend. Both teams will want to win this match desperately and both teams have good players so I am very interested to see how this match unfolds.
Everton played a game midweek where they faced Crystal Palace away from home in a 0-0 draw. This was a result which Martinez would not be happy with, especially considering that his job is on the line. With all that in consideration, this match becomes a must win for the Toffies and in front of their home crowd they really should do so. This team has been very hit and miss and that is the reason they are so low on the ladder. I think a few wins to close of the season is much needed at Goodison Park and that starts here.
That being said, Southampton are going to be tough opposition. This side has managed to win games in the most unlikely manners and they sit in the top half of the table. The Saints have exciting players all over the park but their defense is solid and I am interested to see how it holds up against Lukaku and his attacking teammates. Overall I this side will do well here and I think a result for them is more than likely
All in all, I think that this match is going to end in a draw. Everton are at home but they will be tired from playing midweek while Southampton are fresh and in good form. We are getting a good price for the draw as usual and I think it is a good pick in general.