Southampton vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Southampton had finished just a spot higher from the cut-offs last season. They could not even manage to post their number of wins in double digits and was widely considered one of the weakest of the whole lot.
Justifying that opinion, they have begun this campaign with a huge loss too. While the loss alone is not that much worrisome to fans, considering their stature, the opponents who dealt the defeat could cause sleepless nights. Last time around, both Burnley and Southampton were fellows in running scared from the relegation line, but the first match-day saw the former inflicting a 3-0 loss.
Problems seem to be compounding for the squad, as their next game is against none other than European champions, Liverpool. While the loss of Allison Becker could be bothersome, the Reds have ample confidence in their backline, led by Virgil Van Dijk to keep them out of trouble.
Right away the runners-up of the last edition of this competition have started with a bang. At home, they delivered a classic 4-1 win against Norwich and entered the race for the title with Manchester City.
Southampton vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
- Liverpool won the last four matches in a row.
- The Reds have conceded just a single goal from the last six clashes.
- The combined scoreline for the last four clashes is 11-1, in favor of Jurgen Klopp’s men.
- Southampton lost their last two encounters at home.
Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool is the reigning European Champion and the runner-up to Premier League 2018-19. They have been one of the best teams in the world for the last two years and is in line to put forth another classic title race for the top division in England.
They have also won the last four h2h ties in a row and conceded just a single goal against this opponent from the last six matches combined. Moreover, they registered a combined scorecard of 11-1 against Southampton from the last four encounters and registered five of the last seven wins here.
In addition, the Reds won the last two encounters at this stadium and scored two or more goals in six of the last eight battles here too.
Finally, by default, the favorite for a match-up between these two teams would be Jordan Henderson’s men, without even stats backing the claim.
Southampton vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Liverpool to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Score in First Half: Liverpool @ 1.50 (1/2).