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Liverpool v Southampton Predictions, Betting Tips & Previews

May 03, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Sunday May 7 – Anfield – Premier League

Champions League chasing Liverpool host Southampton on Sunday afternoon, with the Reds desperate for three points to solidify their top four place.

Past Meetings

Claude Puel’s Saints have an excellent recent record against Liverpool, beating them twice in the EFL Cup semi-final this season and claiming a 0-0 draw in the League.

Liverpool’s last Premier League win against Southampton came way back in August 2014.

Team News

The main injury concern for Jurgen Klopp is over playmaker Philippe Coutinho, after the Brazilian was withdrawn in the win against Watford.

But he should recover from a dead leg in time to start against Southampton.

The only other injury news regards long term absentees, with Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Danny Ings all still sidelined until next season.

Southampton also only have long term injury sufferers ruled out of their trip to Merseyside, with team captain Virgil van Dijk and Alex McCarthy out for the rest of the season.

Charlie Austin and Matt Targett are both back in training, but are unlikely to get a first team return until next season.

Liverpool v Southampton Preview and Predictions

This game is very much a match up of a team with plenty to play for, in Liverpool, against a team with nothing to play for in Southampton.

Klopp’s side have forced themselves back into the top four in recent weeks, with a run of nine games with just one defeat, whilst their rivals have struggled with inconsistency.

The games in hand of Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal could prove definitive for Liverpool, but they will be eager to keep as much of their own fate in their own hands as possible.

They willl be pushing hard for all three points, which is priced at 4/6.

However the Reds have been far from watertight in defence this season, and Southampton have the attackers to trouble them, a BTTS bet looks an interesting option at 13/20.

Recommended Bets

 

Liverpool to win 3-1 at 12/1

Southampton should get themselves on the scoresheet at Anfield, but with the Reds driving hard for a place in the Champions League for next season they should have more than enough to see off a Southampton side that has its season already wrapped up.

Coutinho to score anytime at 6/4

The diminutive attacker has been a huge source of both creativity and goals for Liverpool this season, netting ten in the Premier League alone. Without Mane in the team he has taken on even more significance in the goalscoring stakes.

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