Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Southampton vs Liverpool in Premier League.
Southampton vs Liverpool Match Preview
Southampton will be hoping to continue their unbeaten run and improve their Premier League points, but face a huge task when they take on high-flyers Liverpool. This Southampton vs Liverpool fixture will be played at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on Sunday, February 11, so check out our Southampton vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips.
The Saints are on a six-match unbeaten run coming into this Southampton vs Liverpool fixture in all competitions (W3, D3). However, they are in danger in the Premier League, finding themselves just two points above the relegation zone in 15th place after 26 games (26 pts, W5, D11, L10). That is largely due to their recent form in the league that has seen them pick up just one win in their last 13 matches (W1, D7, L5). However, the fact that their win came in the previous round against West Brom is a ray of hope as the Saints look to improve their league form. They have stayed unbeaten in four Premier League games (W1, D3) and continuing that run against Liverpool will be a great start to their hopes of staving off danger.
It won’t be easy for the hosts, though, as Liverpool are a team on the rise. Thanks to the inexplicable fall of Chelsea, the Reds now find themselves third in the table after 26 games (51 pts, W14, D9, L3). That is just two points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in fifth place, but Liverpool would do well to look at it as a chance of running down Manchester United in second place who are five points ahead. However, it’s not all gloom for the Reds as they have won just once in their last four games (W1, D1, L2) in all competitions. Their Premier League form ahead of this Southampton vs Liverpool fixture is exceptional, though, with just one loss in their last 17 matches (W11, D5, L1).
Southampton vs Liverpool H2H
Southampton have a good record against Liverpool in their last seven fixtures, losing just twice, winning thrice, and drawing the other two encounters.
Southampton vs Liverpool Team News
Charlie Austin remains the only injury worry for Southampton ahead of this fixture.
Liverpool have their usual injury concerns Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Clyne missing out this game due to injuries. Ragnar Klavan has started training, but may be a doubt for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Southampton vs Liverpool Probable Line-ups
Southampton XI: McCarthy (GK), Soares, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Boufal, Carrillo.
Liverpool XI: Karius (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool have a penchant to score goals and this season they have shown that in good measure. Eight of their last nine Premier League fixtures have seen over 2.5 goals scored. That is a tribute not just to their attacking prowess – led by the immaculate Mohamed Salah – but also an indictment of their frail back four. Even the purchase of Van Dijk hasn’t calmed the side defensively, which could once again come back to haunt them in this fixture. We are expecting over 2.5 goals in this match and don’t be surprised if Southampton pinch at least a point.