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Southampton-Everton Preview

Southampton's Premier League season had essentially hit rock bottom when they lost to Everton in early November. Fast forward through this unique season, and the Saints have turned things around enough that a top-half table finish could be in the cards.

Hoping to avenge that defeat to the Toffees, visiting Southampton also look for a season-high third straight league victory on Thursday night at Goodison Park.

Following a 2-1 home loss to Everton on Nov. 9, Southampton (13-4-16) sat a dismal 2-2-8 and the thought of possible relegation was not a far cry. However, the Saints did not wallow, instead bucked up and managed a 2-2 draw at Arsenal in their next game (though it appeared they were headed for a win in that contest).