James CookeSouthampton vs Liverpool, Saturday August 17th, 10:00 am, St. Mary's Stadium. The Premier League continues this weekend with title challenging Liverpool making the trip to the south coast to take on Southampton, who suffered a miserable opening day defeat at Burnley.
The Egyptian forward got off the mark for this season with his strike against Norwich last week while he has netted an impressive five goals in four appearances against Southampton in his career for Liverpool. This is one of the best online betting odds for this round of action.
The Saints have scored in each of their last 16 home matches in the Premier League – a run which also included their defeat to Liverpool last April. The Reds looked defensively shaky on Friday night and could once more be slightly vulnerable here but should have enough to outscore their opponents.
Head to Head
Two goals in the final ten minutes saw Liverpool win 3-1 at Southampton back in April and the Reds have indeed won each of the last four meetings between the two sides.
Liverpool have defeated Southampton in each of their last four meetings after going on a five-game winless run against the Saints.
The Saints have won just five of their last 20 home matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool lost only one league match in the entirety of last season – their 2-1 loss at Manchester City was enough to deny them the league title.
58 points separated these two sides last season, when the Saints finished in 16th place in the standings.
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