Southampton take on Liverpool at the St Mary’s Stadium hoping to make a decisive impact in the Premier League title race. Liverpool were able to regain top spot in the table and they hold a two-point advantage over Manchester City with just six games remaining in the campaign. Meanwhile, Southampton may be at the other end of the table but they have taken a huge step towards avoiding relegation in the last few weeks. The Saints have a five-point advantage over the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Southampton were able to pick up an impressive 1-0 victory over Brighton at the AMEX Stadium where visiting teams usually tend to struggle. This was the third win in the last four games for Southampton, whose manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has received a lot of accolades for turning the club’s fortunes around.
Liverpool moved a step closer towards the league title after a late 2-1 victory over Tottenham. This was the fourth successive victory for Liverpool but it crucially helped them move back to the top spot ahead of Manchester City.
The recent meeting between Liverpool and Southampton produced a 3-0 victory for the Reds at Anfield. The Reds had picked up a 2-0 victory in the recent visit to the St Mary’s Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a victory for Liverpool.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Liverpool at 1.36[/bet_tip_now]
There is little doubt that Southampton have been quite impressive since the arrival of Ralph Hasenhuttl. The workrate shown by Southampton under the Dutch manager has been extremely impressive and Liverpool will find it hard to play their passing football in the match. However, the high pressing from Southampton can help Liverpool find their front three, who are known for good runs, with diagonal passes. Liverpool are expected to get a victory, according to our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Liverpool at 1.36[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton vs Liverpool draw odds: 4.75
Southampton win odds: 8.00
Correct Score odds
Liverpool have been able to get four successive clean sheets against Southampton, whose last goal against the Reds was in the EFL Cup extra time back in January 2017. Southampton have lacked attacking flair but they have made up for it with strong defensive performances. Still, home advantage should help the Saints get something out of the match. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Liverpool.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Liverpool 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Since the goalless draw with Everton, Liverpool have only been involved in games with more than 2.5 goals. The Reds have been able to come up with a decent tally of goals. Even though it will be difficult to score against a stubborn Southampton outfit, our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mohamed Salah is going through an extended goal drought, as he has not scored since the second week of February – a run of eight matches in all competitions. Sadio Mane, meanwhile, has been able to move level with Salah in the goalscoring charts. Mane has eight goals in his last 10 matches. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Salah.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sadio Mane at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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