Liverpool makes the bid for the fifth place in the Premier League in the match against Southampton, a side who are coincidentally on the 4th place in the table. The Reds come from a win in Europa League which might have given the team the confidence Brendan Rodgers was talking about when he mentioned his squad could have won the Champions League.
Southampton has had an impressive season so far. After the FA Cup exit, the hosts have had the necessary time to get ready to host Liverpool and capitalize on their fatigue after the Europa League clash against Besiktas. Coincidentally enough, the win is not making as many papers as it should, due to the well-known penalty taker row between Balotelli, Henderson, and Sturridge. This is a good chance to open an account via betting agent and bet on this match!
Southampton has a good defensive record at home where they only conceded two goals: one form Chelsea and one from Swansea. Liverpool has four away matches where they didn’t concede, three of which are wins. In the midfield area, Henderson will have to battle it out against Wanyama, but Liverpool’s second in command is the Red’s main man with the assists, and you could even place a bet on him to score. This time around, Liverpool comes from a morale boost win against Tottenham while Southampton recorded a frustrating 0-0 draw against West Ham.
The last four matches between the two provided us with goals, and keeping in mind that Southampton has one of the best defensive records this season, it will be interesting to observe which defensive line will crack first.
888sport offers Southampton 2.50 odds to win, and some punters are unable to comprehend just why Liverpool got 2.90 to win. Both teams need the three points more or less for the same reason which is why we’re going to bet 5 units on both teams to score in the second half with 3.55 odds from 888sport, the best bookmaker for football betting.
Southampton: Team’s Formation
Liverpool: Team’s Formation
Prediction for the match: Both teams to score in the second half.