Southampton vs Liverpool Premier League Predictions

Premier League Southampton vs Liverpool
Southampton vs Liverpool Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 1-2.

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.

Predictions

Southampton’s start to the Premier League could not have been worse as they crashed to a 3-0 loss at Turf Moor last time out.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will be hopeful of avoiding being pulled into any relegation struggle this season but will be keen to put points on the board as soon as possible.

Liverpool began their campaign with a routine 4-1 home victory over Norwich City but there is great room for improvement for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The victory was marred by a muscular injury to goalkeeper Alisson Becker and the Reds face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Turkey just three days before this game.

The visitors will be favourites to continue their winning start to the season despite not possessing home advantage, as they hold superior form and quality over Southampton.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 2-1 triumph for the Merseyside team would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

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 and he is priced at Evens with 888Sport to find the net here.

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, so 2/1 at 10Bet represents strong odds.

Statistics

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.

Stats

  • 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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All Predictions by James Cooke

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