Although Liverpool did his homework this weekend, he lost the championship lead. Will the team take the lead back with a win against Southampton? Here is our tip!
FC Southampton vs FC Liverpool Football Betting Prediction
There are only five games to play in the Premier League – and Liverpool still has a good chance of winning the championship. To keep up the pressure on leaders Manchester City, the second-placed Reds (79 points, 72:19 goals), however, should not allow any slip-up – not even at Southampton (15th, 33 points, 35-50 goals). The Saints, on the other hand, are still in danger of relegation and hope for a surprise in front of their home crowd – with success?
⚽️ The last three results: 1: 0 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, 2: 1 Vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2: 3 Vs. Manchester United
FC Southampton are still in the middle of the relegation battle, but the past few weeks should have strengthened their confidence before the season’s final spurt. Only one defeat from the past four games – under coach Ralph Hasenhüttl, the Saints have reached a new level.
Especially on home turf, the team seems hard to beat. The youngest victim in Southampton: the Tottenham Hotspur, who cracked his teeth at the strong-defending hosts. Conversely, as the Saints repeatedly put dangerous pin-pricks, a surprising but equally deserved 2-0 win came at the end. Having beaten FC Fulham 2-0 on Matchday 28, it was their second home win in a row – and number three should follow: Brighton & Hove Albion, like Fulham’s direct competitor in the relegation battle, showed off Southampton’s nerves and discipline At the end of a narrow 1-0 win away.
The only downer of the last weeks burst in the middle of the domestic winning streak: In Old Trafford, although the Saints sold dearly, at half-time the team surprisingly led 1-0. In the end, however, the team had to bow to the Manchester United class – 2: 3.
Still, the chest is wide in Southampton, where you can confidently flash at the end of the season. With five points ahead of the relegation places a certain cushion is available, in addition to the rest of the program is one of the lightest in the league. The only remaining top opponent Southampton is Liverpool – and after the appearances of recent weeks probably dreamed many of home win number 4.
Possible line-up FC Southampton
Hasenhüttl has not shown much experimentation in recent weeks, he has found his confidants. Moreover, since they delivered in recent games, he probably has no reason to question his confidence. Accordingly, no surprises should appear on the game report form on Friday night.
↪ Gunn – Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand – Oriol, Romeu, Hojbjerg – Ward Prowse, Armstrong – Ings, Redmond
⚽️ The last three results: 2: 1 vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2: 1 Vs. FC Fulham, 3-1 vs. FC Bayern Munich
At the beginning of the season, many may still have had their doubts, but by now it should finally be clear: Jürgen Klopp has shaped Liverpool to a powerhouse in the Premier League – and the last remaining championship competitor ManCitys.
Only one point separating the traditional club currently from the first place, even with a win against Southampton could take over rank one. For this, the team should remember the achievements of the previous weeks – at least conditionally.
If Liverpool had to deal with strong opponents, the Klopp team proved to be a sovereign and highly concentrated title candidate. For example, the Reds celebrated a major 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, which was ultimately based on nerves of strength, individual superiority and a pinch of luck.
Even more convincing was the round of 16 in the Champions League, as the Reds in Munich made it clear: After starting 0-0 in the first leg, the starting position did not seem too rosy for Liverpool, but with an excellent performance at both ends of the field the Bayern in front of their own backdrop with 3: 1. Undoubtedly: a statement victory on which to build.
Performance changed slightly as soon as Liverpool had to complete compulsory tasks. For example, against FC Fulham, who is by far the worst defense in the league, many had expected a Torgala – but instead Klopp & Co. had to shudder until the last second (2-1). Even weaker the appearances against Everton (0: 0), West Ham (1: 1) or Leicester (1: 1), the Liverpool cost the bottom line the first place.
To recapture this, you need to win – above all, compulsory and professional victories. Accordingly, it is no longer necessary to call up top performance only when FC Bayern is at the other end of the field – but also in stadiums such as St. Mary’s Park.
Possible line-up Liverpool FC
Klopp had played against Tottenham in full squelch, against Southampton he could grab with eye on the CL quarter-finals next Tuesday to moderate protective measures. The width of his squad would allow it, which is why the following formation seems conceivable:
↪ Alisson – Alexander Arnold, J. Matip, van Dijk, Robertson – Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita – M. Salah, S. Mané, Shaqiri
Betting Tips and Predictions Explained FC Southampton vs FC Liverpool
The bookmakers see the Liverpool in the duel with the Saints clearly ahead, but with victory rates around the 1.40 are still the Reds in the value area. How can these slight doubts be explained?
On the one hand, Southampton’s home strength may play a role. Under Coach Hasenhüttl, the Saints have transformed St. Mary’s Stadium into a formidable fortress that has recently also defeated Tottenham Hotspur (2-0). Overall, Southampton has lost just one of their last five home games.
Liverpool, on the other hand, did well in the last race but did not always convince playfully. Especially against alleged underdogs, the Reds did in the meantime difficult, while with the FC Bayern (3: 1) and the Spurs absolute top teams confidently in the barriers.
It should be clear that Southampton will not be slaughtered at home. However, it is also clear that Liverpool will face a lot more problems for the Saints than the previous opponents – after all, the team is individually far better positioned and in the middle of the championship fight. The Saints will face Liverpool’s class with passion and effort, but the bottom line is that despite home advantage, it will not be more than a respectable feat.
Betting Prediction: victory for Liverpool