Everton v Southampton

Everton need a result to appease their fans when they take on Europa League hopefuls Southampton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Toffees have now lost three and drawn two of their last five Premier League games, leaving them 12th in the standings after another underwhelming campaign. That has led to pressure on manager Roberto Martinez, who will be looking to end the season on a high to avoid an anxious summer.

The Saints, meanwhile, are seventh in the standings, two points behind West Ham, three behind Manchester United, and seven adrift of Manchester City in fourth. Ronald Koeman's men are still hoping for Europa League qualification, giving them something to play for in the final weeks of the season.

The Saints are in decent form at the moment with three wins from their last four league matches, along with a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City prior to last weekend's 3-1 win over Newcastle United.

Everton have a whole host of injury doubts, with Leighton Baines (groin/pelvis), Romelu Lukaku (groin/pelvis), Aaron Lennon (hamstring), Ross Barkley (back), and Leon Osman all facing late fitness tests, while Phil Jagielka (hamstring) and Tom Cleverley (knock) are ruled out.

For Southampton, Shane Long (head injury) and Steven Davis (ankle) are both expected to be match fit, but the same can not be said for Charlie Austin (knee), who misses out.

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