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Everton FC v Southampton FC
Goodison Park
Saturday 4th April 15:00
Premier League Match #31

Everton - Last Five Matches

Stoke 2-0 Everton
Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kyiv - Europa League (Naismith, Lukaku Pen)
Everton 3-0 Newcastle (McCarthy, Lukaku Pen, Barkley)
Dynamo Kyiv 5-2 Everton - Europa League (Lukaku, Jagielka)
QPR 1-2 Everton (Coleman, Lennon)

Southampton - Last Five Matches

Southampton 0-2 Liverpool
West Brom 1-0 Southampton
Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace (Mane)
Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (Tadic)
Southampton 2-0 Burnley (Long, O.G.)

Everton recorded back to back victories for the second time this season following up their 3-0 win against Newcastle at Goodison Park with an away win at Queen's Park Rangers. However the Toffees are yet to win back to back home matches in this campaign, though they are unbeaten in their last five home matches including four draws. Only Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Stoke City have managed to come away from Goodison Park with three points this season and the only four teams in the Premier League to lose fewer matches at home this season are Arsenal (1), Chelsea (0), Manchester City (2) and Manchester United (3). However, only Sunderland can match Everton with their 7 Premier League draws at home this season.

Everton's Steven Pienaar has started just three Premier League matches this season which is 16 fewer than the amount he managed last season and significantly fewer than the 35 starts he made in 2012/13. Only Marouane Fellaini (11) and Nikicia Jelavic (7) scored more goals in the Premier League than Pienaar during the 2012/13 Premier League season and his six assists were the most any Everton player registered in that season. Pienaar attracted a total of 86 fouls in the same season which was the fourth highest of any player in the Premier League, only Steven Naismith is likely to come anywhere near that same figure whilst currently winning an impressive 2.64 freekicks Per90.
Possible Line ups

Southampton recorded their 14th clean sheet in 30 Premier League matches with a 2-0 victory at home to Burnley before the international break which is the most of any team in the Premier League this season. However, only four of those clean sheets have come away from home despite conceding the fewest amount of goals on the road this season (11). The Saints have managed 10 points from a possible 15 in their away fixtures since the turn of the year but have failed to win either of their previous two trips on the road. Southampton have only managed one win in their last 15 matches at Goodison Park and are without victory in any of their last 9 visits (D2, L7).

The Saints two defeats against sides currently in the bottom half both came in the form of 1-0 scorelines away from home as Burnley got the better of them in December whilst West Brom were victorious over Southampton in one of their away match prior to the Chelsea draw in their last away match. Interestingly, Southampton have dropped the fewest points from leading positions this season having won 16 of the 17 matches that they've lead and drawing at home to Chelsea in the only time they've dropped points this season.

Statistics & Injuries

Bob Sacamano:
It's astonishing how easily Gibson gets injured.


--- Quote from: Bob Sacamano on April 02, 2015, 04:40:47 AM ---It's astonishing how easily Gibson gets injured.

--- End quote ---

How do you even get an abdominal strain?

Audrey Horne:
is Lennon injured?


--- Quote from: Lizz88 on April 02, 2015, 04:57:09 AM ---is Lennon injured?

--- End quote ---

No, I just think McGeady is better.

I forgot about him.


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