With six goals in nine competitive appearances against the Blues, Southampton’s Danny Ings has scored more goals against Everton than any other side he has faced. And he is in-form, too, with five goals in his last five appearances for club and country.
But there’s an even more in-form forward on the pitch today – and he’s wearing Everton’s number nine shirt.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is just the fourth player in Premier League history to score in each of his side’s first five league fixtures, and in doing so became the first Everton player to score in their first five league games of a season since another legendary number nine, Tommy Lawton back in 1938/39!
Like Lawton, Calvert-Lewin also scored on his England debut against Wales earlier this month.
And Calvert-Lewin loves an early goal – he has scored the first goal in a match on five occasions this season, and his side’s first goal in six games.
Although Southampton have made an unremarkable start to the season, they have lost only two of their previous 12 Premier League matches.
And don’t be tempted to leave the room early to go and pop the kettle on for a half-time cuppa! Southampton have scored or conceded from the 40th minute to half-time in three of their previous four league matches – and also on the last two occasions Southampton and Everton have met.
The stats also tell us this should be an entertaining affair.
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Everton have scored an average of 3.25 goals per competitive game so far, and their last six fixtures have produced over 2.5 goals and seen both teams score.
Wolves vs Newcastle, Sky Sports premier League & Main Event, 4.30pm
Wolves have claimed three top-flight wins in their opening five games of the season for the first time since 1979/80 – and significantly those three victories all came ‘to nil.’
With seven clean sheets in nine Premier League games at Molineux (W5, D2, L2), Wolves are very hard to beat at home.
It is also worth noting that Newcastle have conceded an average of nine corners per Premier League away game this season – a league-high ahead of this round.
Wolves are 4/1 to win the Race to 9 corners .
Raul Jiménez has scored three of Wolves five Premier League goals this term and seven of his last eight competitive strikes have opened the scoring. He is 3/1 to score first and 11/10 to score at any time .
Arsenal vs Leicester, Sky Sports Box Office, 7.15pm
But since then the Foxes have lost back to back home games to West Ham and Aston Villa.
The Gunners have won both their Premier League home matches this season 2-1 and won by that scoreline on Thursday in Europe. A repeat of that scoreline is 15/2 .