Everton have become something of a Premier League mid-table side these days, with Rafael Benitez the latest manager hired to propel the Toffees further up the division, although the Spaniard is a controversial choice at Goodison Park and his team were soundly beaten 4-0 by Manchester United in a pre-season match.

Benitez couldn’t disguise his disappointment at the display against the Red Devils, with the manager missing Richarlison for this clash after the forward’s appearances for Brazil in the Olympics, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin an injury doubt for this clash.

It might not be the case that there’s room in the squad for James Rodriguez and it might be a case of wait and see with Everton. They clash with a Southampton side who have been plundered once again this term, with Danny Ings having made the switch to Aston Villa and Ryan Bertrand is now at Leicester.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has signed Adam Armstrong and we’re happy enough to go with the Saints enjoying a +1 goal start at Goodison Park, with the visitors having kept hold of James Ward-Prowse and the same applies to Jannik Vestergaard in the heart of defence.

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