That is true. Everton had overwhelmed Liverpool 1-0 at residence per week earlier. Right here’s (a little bit of) our match report:
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Fraser Forster performs for simply the second time this season. He at present has a 100% win report, his one earlier sport being January’s 1-0 win over Liverpool.
It’s 5C in Liverpool for the time being. Right here’s Mason Holgate arriving at Goodison Park, as if it’s mid-July and he’s on the Croisette in Cannes:
Listed here are tonight’s groups. The headlines: Ings IN! Calvert-Lewin IN! Allan IN! Forster IN!
Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Andre Gomes, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison. Subs: King, Iwobi, Nkounkou, Bernard, Virginia, Onyango, Broadhead, Astley, John.
Southampton: Forster, Salisu, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Djenepo, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Adams, Ings. Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Tella, Ramsay, N’Lundulu, Ferry, Jankewitz, Watts, Chauke.
Referee: Martin Atkinson.
Everton, whose final league win was towards Liverpool per week in the past, host Southampton, whose final league win was towards Liverpool two months in the past. The house aspect aren’t precisely in nice type – their report over their final eight video games is the Twelfth-best within the division – however Southampton’s is horrible, and in the identical interval they’ve one level, a aim distinction of -19, and are all-time low. “We’re undoubtedly generally a bit bit too good,” says Ralph Hasenhuttl (not if you happen to ask referees: Southampton are joint third within the league on pink playing cards with three, and tenth on bookings with 38). “It’s arduous to alter this as a result of that is our mentality, our character,” he added. “And the one downside is that you simply all the time get punished when you’re good or right and sticking to the principles. Generally it is very important be a bit bit nasty.” Let’s hope Everton have bolstered their shin pads.
In a single respect at the least these groups are completely matched: Everton may sit seventh however they’ve the Premier League’s Sixteenth-best residence report, with 4 wins in 13 video games; Southampton are 14th however they’ve the league’s Sixteenth-best away report. One thing’s gotta give!
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