Everton v Southampton: match preview

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Everton are feeling good following a first win at Anfield since 1999, planning permission for a new stadium and a new contract for Lucas Digne – all in the space of five days – but major improvement is required at Goodison Park to give it more foundation. Carlo Ancelotti’s team have lost four of their past five Premier League home games, including 2-0 defeats by Fulham and Newcastle, and Southampton offer another test of what the Italian suspects is complacency among his players when facing struggling sides. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team are sliding towards trouble after eight league games without a win. Andy Hunter

Monday 8pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Goodison Park

Last season Everton 1 Southampton 1

Referee Martin Atkinson

This season G19 Y49 R2 2.68 cards/season

Odds H 23-20 A 23-10 D 5-2

EVERTON

Subs from Olsen, Virgínia, Holgate, Nkounkou, Allan, Delph, Iwobi, Bernard, Onyango, Sigurdsson, King

Doubtful None

Injured Mina (calf, Mar), Gbamin (achilles, Mar)

Suspended None

Discipline Y42 R2

Form LWDLLW

Leading scorer Calvert-Lewin 13

SOUTHAMPTON

Subs from Forster, Lewis, Nlundulu, Finnigan, Ferry, Chauke, Watts, Tchaptchet, Tella, Jankewitz, Stephens, Redmond, Ramsay

Doubtful None

Injured Walcott (hamstring, unknown), Diallo (hamstring, unknown), Walker-Peters (hamstring, unknown), Obafemi (match fitness, unknown), Romeu (ankle, unknown), Smallbone (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y38 R2

Form LLLLDL

Leading scorer Ings 8