Southampton vs. Liverpool / Premier League – The last Sunday’s match of the 27th round of English Premier League is another clash between teams positioned at opposite sides of table, given that Sunderland currently occupies the 15th place and has even 25 points fewer than 3rd-placed Liverpool. Besides, their match played at the Anfield last autumn was sound victory for the Reds 3-0, while last year the two teams drew both league matches, while Southampton had an upper hand in the League Cup. Begins: 11.02.2018 – 17:30 CET
Right because of all that the Saints believe that can make a positive result against the Reds, especially as they play better recently. Manager Pellegrino players weren’t defeated in previous six matches, and after three consecutive draws in the league they finally won last weekend. Southampton won West Bromwich away, while in the FA Cup it recently eliminated Watford and reached the round of 16.
Of course, after the last triumph atmosphere in the locker room become far more pleasant although just two points separate Southampton from the drop zone, but for the Saints it was the most important to finally put an end to 12-game winless streak in the league of seven draws and five defeats. Regarding duel with the Reds, we believe that the same team that won West Bromwich will play now, especially as out of action is just injured forward Austin.
Probable lineups Southampton: McCarthy – Soares, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand – Romeu, Lemina – Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Boufal – Carrillo
Regarding the guests from Liverpool, we believe that they are still under impression from last week’s match with Tottenham played at the Anfield, which ended as 2-2 draw mostly thanks to several weird decisions made by the referees. True, we should be honest and say that the Reds hadn’t deserved to win the match, as they played the second halftime far weaker than the first one, but still there is sorry for dropping a chance to close in on the 2nd-placed Manchester United to just three points.
On the other hand, teams positioned right behind them mishap often recently and the Reds still have one point more than 4th-placed Chelsea and two more than 5th-placed Tottenham. Liverpool can boast with fact that it recently inflicted the first defeat this season to currently leading team of the Premier League, Manchester City. Let’s add that manager Klopp players will play on Wednesday the 1st round of 16 leg of the Champions League against Porto, while those who are currently complaining on injuries are defenders Clyne, Gomez and Klava, and midfielder Lallana.
Probable lineups Liverpool: Karius – Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson – Wijnaldum, Henderson, Emre Can – Salah, Firmino, Mane
Southampton – Liverpool PICK
Given that the Reds play variably lately and fact that in just three they will play a difficult match in the Champions League we believe that ever better Saints will try to use that in the best possible way, which is why we have opted here for a pick with goals on both sides.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.66 at bet365 (down to 1.61 can be played)