On January 14, Goodison Park will host the match of the 20th round of the English Premier League, in which Everton will meet with Southampton. The start of the fight is scheduled for 16:00 Kyiv time.
The team last season was saved, having managed to guess with the change of coach. Against the backdrop of Rafa Benitez, Frank Lampard did well, scoring enough points to survive in the Premier League. But the Englishman was simply not capable of anything more, moreover, now the picture for “toffees” is just deja vu of the beginning of 2022. Okay, a relegation from the cup – Manchester United was also among the rivals, and, most importantly, it’s just that now there’s no time to waste energy on alternative tournaments. But after all, in the Premier League, after a good segment at the start, only 1 victory was taken in 10 matches. And in the last 5 – they scored only 1 point at all. And where it was just impossible to expect: with Manchester City, pulling out 1-1 with the champion. But what’s the point if in the winter before that there were defeats to Wolverhampton (due to a goal in the 95th minute) and Brighton. The Blues are already in the relegation zone.
The club demonstrates to Everton that not everything is changing so quickly and positively with coaching castling. Yes, the start was a failure (especially against the backdrop of expectations after a rather ambitious summer transfer campaign), and the resignation of Ralf Hasenhüttl, despite all his previous merits, did not surprise anyone. But so far, his successor, Nathan Jones, has only done well in cup format. At the same time, it is much more important to finally show the result in the Premier League. And there a series of defeats continues after a long pause, in December-January. The “saints” could not score points either with Brighton, or with Fulham, or even with Nottingham Forest. The series without points has already reached 6 rounds of the Premier League in a row – hence the last place. Orsic is called to save, memorable for playing for the Croatian national team at the World Cup. But even in Dinamo (Zagreb) he did not shock with performance.
Everton have won three of their last four matches. Even this fall, the “toffees” scored a strong-willed 2-1 on the road.
Bookmakers consider the club from Liverpool to be the favorite. But for both outsiders, and especially their managers, this is in many ways a decisive match. So we are waiting for a desperate fight and “both teams will score” with a coefficient of 1.88 from Parimatch.