Everton v Southampton – Match Preview

David Moyes

Everton will look to bounce back from their midweek disappointment when Southampton arrive at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Despite their 2-1 defeat at Leeds, the Toffee’s have made their most impressive start to a Premier League season in recent memory and currently sit in third place.

They put in an excellent performance at Swansea last time out, beating Michael Laudrup’s men 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Southampton picked up their first points of the season last time out, thrashing Aston Villa 4-1 at St Marys, a result which saw them climb out of the relegation zone and halted a run of 4 consecutive defeats.

Nikica Jelavic could be restored to the Everton starting line up, after he returned from a knee injury to feature as a second half substitute in midweek.

Southampton will be without midfielder Jack Cork, who is expected to be out for six weeks with a knee injury he sustained during Tuesday’s league cup clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

Prediction: Everton 2-0 Southampton