Match Pack: Saints vs Everton

By SFC Media Fri 18 Jan Saints v Everton

Get all the information you need ahead of Southampton's Premier League meeting with Everton, with our in-depth match preview, in association with SportPesa...

THE MATCH

Southampton vs Everton
Premier League
St Mary’s Stadium
Saturday 19th January, 3pm GMT

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Scott
Assistants: Harry Lennard, Andy Garratt
Fourth official: Lee Probert

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Saints will look to respond to their midweek FA Cup third round exit to Derby County by making it back-to-back victories in the Premier League when they meet Everton.

Goals from James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long secured all three points at Leicester last weekend, in a battling display that was the epitome of what Ralph Hasenhüttl will want to continue to see from his side until the end of the season.

Everton has not always been a happy hunting ground, and they will look to improve upon a record that has seen them lose four of their last five league meetings on the south coast.

Marco Silva’s men edged the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign and could secure a first league double over Saints since the 2001/02 season.

TEAM NEWS

Southampton: Ralph Hasenhüttl has confirmed that Danny Ings will be available again after his hamstring injury, while Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Charlie Austin and Yan Valery also return from suspension.

Danny Ings is available again after recovering from injury

“I think we really need fresh players on Saturday because we played 120 minutes, which is tough to go for a lot of them. I can’t make a change or rotate in every position because it is not possible due to the injuries we have, but we will have a look,” said Hasenhüttl.

Everton: Marco Silva will be without defender Phil Jagielka who picked an injury in training during the week.

FORM GUIDE

Southampton’s last five:

Derby (h) D 2-2 (3-5 on pens) (FA Cup) (Armstrong, Redmond)
Leicester (a) W 2-1 (Ward-Prowse, Long)
Derby (a) D 2-2 (FA Cup) (Redmond 2)
Chelsea (a) D 0-0
Manchester City (h) L 1-3 (Højbjerg)

Everton’s last five:

Bournemouth (h) W 2-0
Lincoln City (h) W 2-1 (FA Cup)
Leicester City (h) L 1-0
Brighton (a) L 1-0
Burnley (a) W 5-1

THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl: We spoke about that once again on Sunday, as a team. We congratulated them on a very passionate game, with good mentality.

"No one expected us to win after the red card from Valery, but then we put this game away because it is gone and we have the three points and now we are focusing on a very tough week with a replay against Derby and a very important game against Everton – both games at home and both games we want to win.

"Now the games are coming where we have to win and we have to consistently take points”

Marco Silva: “Ralph Hasenhuttl has had a strong impact, a good impact and they have had some good results also.

“He has changed many, many things in their style and their way of playing. It will be tough of course and at the start of the season you wouldn’t expect Southampton to be in that kind of position.

“They are fighting really hard so it’s up to us to be strong also and to play to our best level to achieve the result. It’s always tough to play their with their quality.”

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

All-time record:

Played: 100
Southampton: 29
Draws: 23
Everton: 48

Previous five meetings:

October 2018: Everton 1-1 Southampton (Ings)
August 2018: Everton 2-1 Southampton (Ings)
May 2018: Everton 1-1 Southampton (Redmond)
November 2017: Southampton 4-1 Everton (Tadic, Austin 2, Davis)
January 2017: Everton 3-0 Southampton

DID YOU KNOW?

- Southampton have won three of their last six Premier League games (D1 L2), as many as they had in their previous 28 in the competition (W3 D10 L15).

- Everton are looking to win consecutive Premier League games for the first time since October. However, they’ve not won a league game on the south coast since August 2015 (3-0 at Southampton), drawing three and losing five since.

- 53% of Southampton’s Premier League points this season (10/19) have been won in their seven games under manager Ralph Hasenhüttl (W3 D1 L3), while 44% of their league goals this season have been since the Austrian took charge (10/23).

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