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Everton at Southampton: Writer Prediction League

Predictions are sad when the club is bad

Everton v Southampton - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Everton’s march to mediocrity continues, and good bloggers that we are, the Royal Blue Mersey staff is back once again to solemnly make their predictions for the Toffees’ upcoming match.

Last week, against league-worst Crystal Palace, we were relatively optimistic on the whole, a mistake that several of our writers paid for. This week, with a trip to Southampton in the cards, our writers are feeling less confident.

Let’s start with a review of last week’s predictions, as they pertained to Everton’s 2-2 home draw against Palace.

Crystal Palace Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Zaha Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 2
Brian F. Zaha Gueye Palace 2-1 0
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Baningime Everton 3-1 0
Callum Niasse Davies Draw 1-1 2
Calvin Zaha Niasse Draw 2-2 5
Chris Rooney Rooney Everton 2-1 0
Matt Calvert-Lewin Keane Everton 1-0 0
Mike Zaha Niasse Everton 2-1 1
Sean Calvert-Lewin Gueye Everton 1-0 0
Tom Zaha Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 2
Tyler Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 2-0 0
Zach Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-1 0

Calvin, once again, was the big winner last week, correctly predicting Oumar Niasse as Everton’s man of the match, the result as a draw, and 2-2 as the final score.

Unsurprisingly, nobody picked James McArthur to open the scoring last weekend, so no points were earned there.

With his strong week, Calvin surged back to the top of the leaderboard 12 weeks into the Prediction League season.

Prediction League Standings

Writer Points
Writer Points
Mike 79
Calvin 75
Brian F. 56
Matt 55
Brian L. 54
Sean 54
Chris 52
Adam 50
Tyler 49
Zach 49
Tom 46

This week, Everton heads on the road to play Southampton, another club in the midst of an underwhelming season. A few patterns emerged in our predictions for Sunday’s match.

Southampton Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam None Pickford Draw 0-0 0
Brian F. Gabbiadini Pickford Southampton 3-0 2
Brian L. Lennon Davies Everton 2-1 0
Callum Tadic Pickford Southampton 1-0 3
Calvin Long Calvert-Lewin Southampton 2-1 2
Chris Tadic Pickford Southampton 2-0 3
Matt Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Draw 1-1 1
Mike Calvert-Lewin Pickford Draw 1-1 0
Sean Calvert-Lewin Gueye Everton 2-0 0
Tom Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 0
Tyler Calvert-Lewin Pickford Everton 2-1 0
Zach Calvert-Lewin Pickford Southampton 3-1 2

The Saints have had their own struggles with scoring goals this season, so several of our writers have opted to pick Everton players to score the opening goal, despite the fact the majority of us have Southampton winning or the match ending in a draw.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a popular pick for first goalscorer, given the absence of Oumar Niasse due to suspension. Jordan Pickford is a popular man of the match candidate, which usually means that none of us think any of the outfield players will do anything of note in the match!

In terms of results, a Southampton victory is the most popular choice, but three writers are picking draws, with another three calling an Everton victory.