Southampton vs Liverpool Betting Tip and Predictions.
In the Quarter-finals of Capital One Cup, Southampton host Liverpool at St Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton started this season very good this season, but their recent performance is not at the high level. They lost two previous games in Premier League against Manchester City 3-1 and Stoke City 0-1, so it’s time to wake up. This match could be a good chance for them to improve their performance for the upcoming match against Aston Villa on Saturday. Home team failed to beat Liverpool in their last four Premier League matches. Good news for Ronald Koeman’s side is that Graziano Pelle, who missed the trip to the Etihad due to suspension, back in squad and will be in the first eleven.
Liverpool started to play better after they appointed Jurgen Klopp as a new manager. After he came in the club they lost only once and it seems that players understanding Klopp’s philosophy. Visitors have already played against home side this season in Premier League and the match was finished without winner 1-1. “It’s only Southampton and they are strong enough; they lost their last two games and so they want to strike back. If we want to go to the semi-final we have to fight for it and that’s what we’ll try to do.” – said Klopp for the official LFC website. For the upcoming weekend Liverpool will play against Newcastle United, but for them this match is more important in this moment.
Last night were played other three Quarter-finals in Capital One Cup:
Manchester City beat Hull City 4-1 (Bony hit the net, so prediction from yesterday is won), Middlesbrough lost at home against Everton 0-2, while Stoke City eliminated Sheffield Wed with the victory of 2-0.
Southampton vs Liverpool injuries and suspensions
Southampton will be without Jose Fonte (14/1 d), Jay Rodriguez (8/0 f), Fraser Forster (0/0 g) and Florin Gardos (0/0 d). while Liverpool FC miss Jordan Rossiter (1/0 m), Mamadou Sakho (7/0 d), Jose Enrique (0/0 d), Joe Gomez (5/0 d), Danny Ings (5/2 f) and Jon Flanagan (0/0 d), while their top scorer Philippe Coutinho (12/5 m) is doubtful.
Southampton vs Liverpool possible lineups
Southampton: Stekelenburg; Yoshida, Caulker, van Dijk, Bertrand; Wanyama, Romeu; Long, Ward-Prowse, Davis; Pelle.
Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Milner, Lucas, Henderson; Ibe, Sturridge, Firmino.
Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction
Home side are looking to make positive result after two consecutive lost matches, while Liverpool have ambitions to qualify in the semi-finals of this competition. I expect very tough match, so under 2.5 goals is my betting prediction for the match between Southampton vs Liverpool.