Southampton v Liverpool Preview

February 21, 2015 | By

Coral - £20 Free BetsPremiership action Sunday Afternoon comes from St Marys 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 16:15pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Southampton v Liverpool Preview, Premiership, Sunday 25th January 2015

Southampton have been this years surprise package in the English Premier League so far this season. After many key players left for the like of Liverpool and Manchester United last year they have showed that the no player is too big for their club as new manager Ronald Koeman has stated this week.

Southampton are currently sat in fourth place in the table on 46 points and are one point behind Manchester United. If Southampton don’t win then they will probably slip into fifth as Arsenal are expected to win away at Crystal Palace.

Liverpool head into this game as the join leaders with Chelsea in the recent form tables as they have won four games out of their last five games played. Liverpool are currently sat in seventh place in the table and a win against Southampton would take the Merseyside club just one put behind the London based team. Last time out Liverpool managed to scrape a 1-0 victory against Besiktas in the Europa League thanks to a late penalty from Mario Balotelli.

Southampton Team News:

Manager Ronald Koeman has a long list of problems to contend with going into this game as Schneiderlin, Long, Targett, Gallagher and Alderweireld are all doubts for the game. Mayuka, Isgrove and Rodriguez will all miss the game.

Liverpool Team News:

Liverpool seem to be a lot luckier than their opponents for this game as they have fewer injuries however, captain Gerrard will miss the game as will Lucas Leiva. Brad Jones and Flanagan remain long term injury problems.

Southampton v Liverpool Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday’s game from St Marys will become the 76th encounter between these two teams. Southampton have won 20 with 16 coming at home. Liverpool have won 37 times with just 12 coming at St Marys. There has been a total of 18 draws with 9 coming at St Marys.

17/08/14 BPL Liverpool vs Southampton 2 : 1
01/03/14 BPL Southampton vs Liverpool 0 : 3
21/09/13 BPL Liverpool vs Southampton 0 : 1
16/03/13 BPL Southampton vs Liverpool 3 : 1
01/12/12 BPL Liverpool vs Southampton 1 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the previous 75 meetings between these two teams there has been a total of 200 goals scored which provides us with an average of 2.73. In the 37 previous meetings at St Marys there has been a total of 102 goals in 5 games which generates an average of 2.75 goals per game. Both of these statistics suggest that we will see over 2.5 goals in this encounter.

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Southampton v Liverpool Recent Form (Left to Right)

Southampton: D W L L W

Liverpool: W W W D W

It is clear to see that Liverpool are the team in the better form right now as they have won four and drew one in their last five games played. Southampton have won twice, lost twice and drew the once.

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Southampton v Liverpool Match Betting Odds Market

Southampton are at home on Sunday Afternoon and I think that will give them a lot of encouragement for their imminent testing game against Liverpool. They currently are the favourites for this game but they are not odds on at a best price of 13/8 with Bet365 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

The Draw is a more probable result that any of the two teams coming away from the game with all three points. I strongly believe there is a high chance that the game will end all square. The best price is 12/5 with PaddyPower – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

Liverpool travel to St Marys Stadium and be good form and will be confident they can score the first goal of the Afternoon and go on to win the match and ensure that they will be the ones celebrating at the full time whistle. The best price is 2/1 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

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

Premiership action on Sunday Afternoon will be coming from St Marys Stadium when 4th placed team Southampton welcome 7th place Liverpool in what is set up for a crucial match with the outcome firmly in the balance.

The home team Southampton head into this match knowing that they need at least a draw if they are to keep their Champions League aspirations alive with the like of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool all in and around them in the standings. A win here would take them seven points above Liverpool in the table.

However, if they are to lose the game then Liverpool would move up and only be one point behind them in the table. Liverpool have much the better recent form and much the better overall head to head statistics. I expect Liverpool to start with Daniel Sturridge upfront despite Mario Balotelli scoring the winner in the Europa league on Thursday night.

My predictions for the game are going to be the game to end all square.

My Saver is going to be a correct score of 1-1.

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