Southampton v Liverpool Preview

February 27, 2014 | By

Southampton v Chelsea PreviewPremiership action Saturday Evening comes from St Marys Stadium and features Southampton versus Liverpool.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 17:30pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Southampton v Liverpool Preview, Premiership, Saturday 1st March 2014

Southampton head into this game having had a rough time of it lately which has seen them lose their last two matches on the bounce and any hope of qualification to Europe next season slowly disappearing and it really is crucial that they get at least something from this game on saturday evening if they are to keep those hopes alive.

Liverpool head into the game currently enjoying one of their best season’s in the Premiership for many years and with their strikeforce of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez having already scored 41 goals between them so far this season, you can see why Brendan Rogers side is doing so well and a place back in the UEFA Champions League does look a likely event if they can keep their key players fit for the remainder of the season.

Southampton Team News:

Defender Jos Hooiveld is the only casualty for Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino to contend with as he otherwise has a full strength squad available to choose his starting lineup for this game on saturday evening, so expect the Ricky Lambert and Jay Rodriguez to spearhead the attack with support from midfield being mainly provided by the impressive Adam Lallana.

Liverpool Team News:

Mamadou Sakho, José Enrique, Sebastian Coates and Leiva Lucas all remain unavailable for Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers as they all continue to receive treatment for respective injury problems, although Lucas is very close to making his return back to training with the squad and should be ready to feature in another couple of weeks time. Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez will lead the attack for the visitors and will be looking to add to their already impressive tally of 41 goals this season.

Southampton v Liverpool Head to Head Statistics:

Saturday evening’s game from St Marys Stadium will become the 75th meeting between the two clubs over the years.

Southampton have won 20 of these matches with (16 at St Marys Stadium), with Liverpool having won 35 matches (11 at St Marys Stadium) and the remaining 18 games having finished all square with (9 coming at St Marys Stadium).

Liverpool have obviously struggled against Southampton at the St Marys Stadium as the head to head statistics table below clearly shows, but with a strikeforce as hot as their’s at the moment, are those statistics about to change ?

21/09/13 PRL Liverpool – Southampton
0 : 1
16/03/13 PRL Southampton – Liverpool 3 : 1
01/12/12 PRL Liverpool – Southampton 1 : 0
22/01/05 PRL Southampton – Liverpool 2 : 0
28/12/04 PRL Liverpool – Southampton 1 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

194 goals have been scored in the previous 73 meetings between the two clubs over the years which provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.65 and with 99 of those goals having been scored at St Marys Stadium in the previous 36 games matches played we are provided with an average goals per game statistic of 2.75.

Both average goals per game statistics suggest that we should be in store for at least 2 or 3 goals being scored on saturday evening in front of the Sky Sports Camera’s.

Southampton v Liverpool Recent Form (Left to Right)

Southampton: W D W L L

Liverpool: D W W L W

Liverpool just edge the recent form stats, having managed to pick up 10pts from their previous 5 matches played, with Southampton having only managed to secure 7pts from their last 5.

Southampton v Liverpool Match Betting Odds Market

Southampton are the home side here and have been playing very well this season, but their current best price of 11/4 with Totepool (£10 Free Bets for New Customers) does seem to suggest that they don’t have much chance of winning this game and having lost their last two games in succession the confidence of the players is no doubt going to be a bit low.

The Draw has happened more times in this fixture at St Marys Stadium than it has at Anfield and with Southampton desperate to get back to putting at least something on the board, the Draw could be a wise decision as your main cover bet here at odds of 13/5 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers).

Liverpool need to defend a lot better if they are to secure that all important 4th place finish and with it a Champions League place for next season as they do have the tendency to go to sleep at times as we saw last weekend against Swansea City, but with the way they are scoring goals this season, it really is going to take a very good side to stop them and it doesn’t really come as much of shock to see the online bookmakers having them priced up as the clear favourites to win this game at a current best price of 21/20 with Bet365 (£200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers).

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Southampton v Liverpool Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Liverpool do look the more likely to win this game on saturday evening as with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez having already scored 41 times between them this season and Southampton having lost their last two games on the bounce it really would come as a big shock to see the hosts send Liverpool home with their tail between their legs.

However, an important factor to keep in mind about this game is that Liverpool have not done very well at all in this fixture over the years, in fact their last victory at St Marys Stadium came back in 2003 and with their defence prone to errors, Southampton obviously have a chance of a causing an upset here.

As such and with the average goals per game statistics suggesting that this game will see at least 2 or 3 goals scored on saturday evening, the sensible option that stands out for me is BTTS (Both Teams to Score) with a saver on the draw as your main cover bet and hopefully this should see us continue to collect some decent profit from the online bookmakers like we have over the last few days if you have been following my Free Tips.

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