Liverpool – Southampton : Preview & Prediction
Liverpool and Southampton play at Anfield in a 12th round Barclays Premier League duel. At this stage, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 2 wins for each team in the last 6 games. In fact, the last time they met at this stadium was on 07-05-2017, in a game for the Barclays Premier League that ended in a draw for (0-0). In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Southampton has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 5 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, the home team is in 5th place, having won 19 points. In the last match, he beat West Ham by (1-4), having won 3-0 at home against Huddersfield Town in the previous game. This is a little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has won 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 36 goals scored and 21 conceded, against 9 victories , 5 draws and 1 home defeat, with 30 goals scored and 10 conceded.
In this competition, you do not lose in your stadium there are 5 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 11 games in the competition, never managed to turn the score in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Liverpool made a positive start to the English Premier League this season but failed to keep pace with three rounds without a win. However, now the club has been recovering, coming from two victories in a row, when he scored seven goals and suffered only one. This offensive performance has been confirmed throughout the competition, as it has not rocked the opposing network in just two matches, and now has the third best attack of the championship. In the last round, away from home, the team did not take notice of West Ham and applied a 1×4 thrashing, highlighting Salah, who scored twice. This good offensive performance is no coincidence: the club finishes most among the twenty teams. The coach is expected to keep the team in the 4-2-2-2 or 4-3-3, with Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho in the offensive.
The visiting team is currently in 13th place with 13 points, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied off for Brighton & Hove Albion for (1-1). In the last match, lost at home to Burnley by (0-1). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with a total of 24 goals scored and 18 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses, with a total of 8 goals scored and 20 conceded. In the championship, Southampton had 5 points in 12 chances, after 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 4 away games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 11 games in this competition, he never got around to scoring in the five games in which he conceded the first goal.
Southampton have yet to make a good run in the Premier League, and now have only one win in the last six rounds, coming from another defeat, the third in the home. At the time, the team finished almost triple the opponent’s time and had more possession, but failed to take advantage of the chances that had, and ended up punished with a goal already in the final stretch of the second stage. As was evident in the last round, the team has been characterized by a somewhat flawed offensive system that has failed to score in five games and is now among the six worst in the competition. As a visitor, the club has not been doing a good campaign, but in this condition has one of the less leaked defenses. The team should get on the field set up in the 4-2-3-1, with Lemina in the midfield.
Liverpool – Southampton : Betting Tips
Liverpool – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70