Everton – Southampton will probably be an intriguing conflict at Goodison Park on Saturday (begin time 10am ET on NBCSN and on-line by way of NBCSports.com) as Rafael Benitez returns to the Premier League as a supervisor, whereas Saints should cope with out a number of skilled gamers they moved on this summer season.
Benitez has been given a lukewarm reception (at greatest) by the Everton devoted as the previous Liverpool increase changed Carlo Ancelotti this summer season after the latter jumped ship to return to Actual Madrid. Benitez has a stable squad at Everton however he must ignite the likes of Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin and perhaps James Rodriguez (if he stays) in the event that they’re going to push for a prime six end.
As for Southampton, it’s been a giant summer season of ins and outs for the Saints as Hasenhuttl has misplaced skilled trio Danny Ings, Ryan Bertrand and Jannik Vestergaard. They’ve purchased within the likes of Adam Armstrong, Romain Perraud and Tino Livramento and have a really younger squad, as many individuals consider they may very well be relegated.
Right here’s all the pieces you’ll want to know forward of Everton v. Southampton.
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Everton have Richarlison again in coaching, just some days after he performed a key position in Brazil successful the Gold medal at Tokyo 2020 and after he was on the Copa America earlier this summer season. Andros Townsend and Demarai Grey may make their Premier League debuts for Everton after their summer season arrivals, whereas Jordan Pickford is again after an prolonged break and will probably be key in objective. Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are battling to be match, whereas Moise Kean and Calvert-Lewin are additionally battling to recover from knocks.
Southampton may have captain James Ward-Prowse match to start out as he has missed the previous few weeks of preseason coaching, and video games, as a consequence of a knee harm. With Aston Villa and Tottenham reportedly chasing JWP, Saints will hope he’s match to guide them this season as they don’t wish to promote their skipper and free kick specialist. Armstrong, Armando Broja, Perraud and Tino Livramento may all make their Southampton debuts.
Odds and ends (full odds supplied by our associate, PointsBet)
Everton are the large favorites at -112, whereas Southampton are outsiders at +300 and it has been an extended, very long time since they received at Goodison Park. The draw is +250.
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It’s powerful to see previous Everton right here, particularly given what number of gamers Southampton have misplaced this summer season, however a draw appears possible. Everton 1-1 Southampton.
Find out how to watch Everton – Southampton, stream and begin time
Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel: NBCSN
On-line: Stream on-line by way of NBCSports.com