Everton remain in the hunt for fourth place following the convincing 2-0 victory over Manchester United, a result that led to the Old Trafford club sacking former Blues boss David Moyes, but the Toffees’ tough run-in means they’re as high as 4/1 at bet365 to overhaul Arsenal in the top four battle.
Roberto Martinez takes his side to Southampton this weekend and despite the quality of the hosts, Everton will kick-off as Stan James’s 6/4 favourites with a Saints success available at 2/1 courtesy of BetVictor.
Plenty of neutrals are expected to plump for betway’s stalemate quote of 12/5, bet365 chalk a goalless affair up at a generous-looking 12/1 and it’s 5/1 at Stan James for the teams to be inseparable at both the interval and the final whistle.Winner.com quote Martinez’s charges at 8/11 ‘Draw No Bet’ but as the hosts have nothing to play for and have started to stutter of late, Toffees supporters might be a touch more optimistic.
For them, an away triumph by a solitary goal is 16/5 (BetVictor), bet365 go 10/1 about a 1-0 Blues success and it’s 4/1 at Skybet for the visitors to prevail ‘to nil’, a wager made more attractive by the fact that Southampton have drawn a blank in their last two, both without injured front man Jay Rodriguez.
In attack, Kevin Mirallas’s reported injury is a blow and his potential replacement Gerard Deulofeu is a 10/1 shot at betway to break the deadlock at the St Mary’s Stadium, where a Romelu Lukaku opener is 6/1 via BetVictor.
Everton to win 1-0 – 10/1 (bet365)