Southampton vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: 4 January 2020, Monday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
Defending Premier League champions Liverpool aim to get back to winning ways when they travel to Southampton on Monday.
The Reds drew their last two games against lesser opponents Newcastle (0-0) and West Brom (1-1), yet remain top of the table. But the dropped points worked in favour of Manchester City, now level on points setting the stage for an exciting second half of the season.
Liverpool, while having a perfect home record this season, are less than convincing in the travels so far and managed only 2 wins from 8 outings. Five of them are draws along with the humiliating defeat at Aston Villa by a 7-2 scoreline.
Southampton are enjoying a decent season and they are 9th in the table with 26 points, and that is 3 points less than the 3rd placed Leicester City.
The Saints drew their latest two matches, both goalless draws and they have now gone without scoring in three consecutive games with their previous being a narrow 0-1 defeat to Manchester City.
Danny Ings lit up the season in stunning fashion before getting injured in November has contributed just 1 goal in 5 appearances. This sums up their troubles in accumulating crucial points and Daniel Farke will be looking for a big improvement from his senior players on Monday.
As far as betting odds are concerned, Liverpool are strong favourites at 1.60, while a draw is priced at 4.50 and away win at 5.00.
Southampton vs Liverpool Head-to-head
Liverpool won the last 6 h2h meetings against Southampton in the English Premier League.
This includes a 2-1 win at this ground last season before a clean 4-0 thrashing at Anfield.
Five of their last 6 meetings saw over 2.5 goals, but both teams scored in just two.
Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool have been less than convincing on the road, but we cannot overlook the quality in this squad. Southampton have struggled of late as well and have a poor record against teams that finished inside top six of the table last season and therefore they could have their work cutout on Monday.
So, the away win has the best chance to land on Monday, but we will back this in combination with over 2.5 goals since Southampton saw over 4.5 goals in their duels against similar teams like Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Still, both teams to score is the safe option since the Saints kept just 1 clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 home games while the Reds managed just two in their last 6 away games.
I will be also backing the correct full-time score 3-1 in favour of the visitors as per trends from their previous h2h games as well as the stats and facts mentioned above.
Southampton vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Both teams to Score @ 1.66 as the bet.
Liverpool to win and Over 2.5 goals @ 2.37 odd is a value option
Correct Score 3-1 Liverpool @ 13.00.