Sunday 11th Feb 2018

Southampton v Liverpool 16:30


With Chelsea having a bad time of it of late then the likes of Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal must all fancy their chances in the race to grab a ‘top four’ place, but all three can’t take their foot off the gas with it becoming very messy.

Next up for Liverpool is another potential banana skin too as they travel to Southampton, who could be a dangerous side to play due to the fact they are in a relegation battle.

The Saints are 7.00 to be relegated, while Liverpool are 1.20 for a top four place before this round of matches have started.

Yes, Liverpool thumped Southampton 3-0 when the sides met at Anfield when the sides met earlier this season in the league. However, last season’s repeat of this fixture ended 0-0.

While if you add in the fact Liverpool have won just one of their last 6 against Southampton (all comps) then the Saints have not been the easiest side for the Merseysiders to play in recent years. Southampton are also unbeaten in their last three at home (all comps) vs the Reds.

Take the most recent head-to-head out too and generally when these sides meet they are low-scoring games. Both teams DIDN’T score in ALL of the last 5 clashes so at 2.10 there looks to be some value here, while 4 of the last 5 meetings saw UNDER 2.5 GOALS – this option is on offer also at 2.10.

In fact, Southampton have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 5 meetings against Liverpool, so the 5.50 on offer on the Saints doing so again here doesn’t look bad value either.

Mo Salah, with 21 league goals, leads the way for Liverpool, while Southampton’s Charlie Austin, with 6 league goals, is their main man – both are decent options in the scoring market.

Salah is on offer at 5.00 to score first, or 2.10 anytime.

2 of the last 3 clashes have ended 0-0 too, so punters might be tempted in by the 13.00 on offer on this happening again, while 3 of the last 5 meetings ended in draws.

In summary, a tricky game for Liverpool. They are taking on a side that would probably take a point here, but also have a cracking recent record over the Reds.

Liverpool have the class to make this an easy match for themselves, but have also slipped-up to the likes of West Brom (FA Cup) and Swansea (League) in recent weeks so the 2.05 on offer on Southampton or the Draw in the ‘Double Chance’ market could represent some value.


Best Bet: Southampton/Draw ‘Double Chance’ @2.05



Sunday 11th Feb 2018

Southampton v Liverpool 16:30

  • Already played this season, Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Southampton 0-0 Liverpool
  • Liverpool have won just 1 of their last 6 vs Southampton (all comps)
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in the last 5 head-to-heads (all comps)
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Southampton have kept a clean sheet in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
  • Southampton are unbeaten in their last 3 home games vs Liverpool (all comps)
  • 2 of the last 3 league head-to-heads ended 0-0
  • 3 DRAWS in the last 5 league head-to-heads
  • Mo Salah is the leading league scorer for Liverpool (21 goals) this season
  • Charlie Austin is the leading league scorer for Southampton (6 goals) this season