Southampton vs Everton 04/26/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Southampton (13-10-12) Everton (20-9-6)
Saturday 26th April 2014 12:45(GMT)
The Line: Southampton 9/5 Draw 5/2 Everton 6/4 See the Latest Odds
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Southampton will be looking to finish the season off strong as the team has struggled of late winning only one of their last five and losing two of the last three. The injury to Jay Rodriguez seems to have had a negative effect on the squad. No doubt the young man's injury was a set back for Pochetino's men but Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw will be looking to impressive Roy Hodgeson as they look for a place on the English squad for the World Cup. St Mary's should be in good voice tomorrow as the Saints host high flying Everton.
After last weekends victory over Manchester United Everton fans know that this sides run at the Champions League is for real. Everton have a couple of quality attackers in Lukaku, Barkley, Mirallas and Naismith. Lukaku in particular is showing all his potential summer suitors that his quality is of the highest standard and there is a chance that one of the top European clubs will come knocking on the door at Chelsea if Everton fail to make the Champions League. I think its essential that Everton make the Champions League if they are to hold on to lukaku and if they want to push on and improve.
Everton simply must win this game and I think that pressure will lead to an open game. Everton love to attack down the wings through their fullbacks Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines. This leaves the back four susceptible to counter attacks and Southampton tend to be one of the best counter attacking sides in England. I like the overs here and I will be taking it big. My gut tells me Everton will sneak this one 2-1 or maybe 3-1 but either way I like the over here. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo