The Premier League 2019-20 has entered its second round and one of the most entertaining duels this Saturday is the one taking place at St. Mary’s Stadium. Southampton are welcoming Liverpool in a clash that has the potential to bring a lot of entertaining moments to the neutrals. The question is which team’s fans are gonna be more satisfied after the ref blows the final whistle? Find out in the Southampton vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips!
The Saints have started the season badly, losing 3:0 to Burnley in the first round. Still, the result does not clearly show what actually happened on the pitch that day. Southampton weren’t that bad. Actually, they were the better side in the first half of the match. They had plenty of attempts on Burnley’s goal but failed to make them count.
Their defense was not too great, which was a big problem for this team in the last season as well. In 2018-19, Southampton allowed a total of 65 goals in 38 games. Of course, most of those goals were conceded in away matches, although their defense wasn’t too impressive at home as well. In fact, they allowed 30 goals in 19 home games last season. And three of those were scored by Liverpool.
Actually, Southampton allowed three goals in both of their meetings with Liverpool the previous season. So, it’s perfectly normal for their fans to be concerned about the upcoming game. It seems that everyone’s Southampton vs Liverpool prediction is that the Reds are gonna hammer the Saints.
Here’s a team that’s set the eyes on the Premier League trophy. Since this competition was established back in the early nineties, Liverpool haven’t been able to win the trophy. But, they want to change it now. Last season, they won the Champions League, this season their goal is the Premier League trophy. And judging by their performance in the first round, they have a good chance of achieving their goal.
The first game they played was a home match against Premier League newcomer Norwich, which ended 4:1 in the host’s favour. The Reds were pretty impressive in that game, from the very first referee’s whistle. In fact, they scored all of their goals in the first half. And that’s why one of our Southampton vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips will involve first-half goals.
Everyone is again expecting Liverpool to start the game in the fifth gear. They surely want to score as many goals as possible as quickly as they can, so that they can relax in the second half. One problem they have is that Alisson is injured, so they better keep the ball far away from their goal in order to prevent Southampton making any chances that their second-choice goalie Adrian might not be able to handle.
- Alisson (injury)
- Nathaniel Clyne (injury)
Gunn – Bednarek, Stephens, Vestergaard, Valery, Bertrand – Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Adams – Ings
Adrian – Van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson – Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri – Salah, Origi, Firmino
Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction
Last season, Liverpool finished with only a single point behind Manchester City. It seems this is gonna be a close race once again, so if they want to challenge the title, the Reds need to win as many games as possible. And winning three points on Saturday is a must. They definitely have the manpower to do it and will probably get the job done early on.
Southampton vs Liverpool Betting Tips
- Liverpool @1.40 (UNIBET)
- HT-FT 2-2 @2.05 (bet365)
- Over 1.5 Goals in First Half @2.35 (bwin)