Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Southampton vs Liverpool
Liverpool are worthy favourites to enhance their Premier League title hopes at Southampton, but the hosts are playing well enough to make their presence felt.
Saints have won three of their last four top-flight fixtures and were a touch unfortunate to go down 3-2 at Manchester United in the other.
We’re going with 21/10 for an away win and both teams to score as our opening Southampton vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton further boosted their survival prospects with a 1-0 victory at Brighton on Saturday, where captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg proved the match winner.
Goalkeeper Angus Gunn said: “It was definitely a six-pointer and I think if Brighton had got the win, then they probably would have been out of it, but we’ve dragged another team back in, thankfully.
“We’ve just got to keep focused and try and get at least two more wins before the end of the season.
“Hopefully, we can push on now and not linger around the bottom for the last few games. We’ve definitely got the potential to do that.
“We’ve got a big game against Liverpool on Friday and I think if we pull a surprise out, everyone will be hopefully forgetting about us for the relegation battle.”
Beating Liverpool will be tough, with Saints having lost the last three head-to-head battles by an aggregate score of 8-0, but we do fancy them to grab a consolation goal this time.
Looking at the Southampton vs Liverpool odds, we like 15/2 for a 2-1 away win.
Last Southampton line-up: Gunn, Yoshida, Bertrand, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ings.
Shane Long and Jannik Vestergaard could return to the Southampton side after groin problems.
Danny Ings cannot play against his parent club, while Mario Lemina and Michael Obafemi are still injured.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool are still very much challenging for the title after three straight Premier League victories, but Jurgen Klopp’s side have not been overly convincing in any of those games.
The Reds were almost made to pay for some sloppy defending when beating Burnley 4-2 and Fulham 2-1 before the international break.
It then took a Toby Alderweireld own goal to finally see off Tottenham 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday, with Spurs missing a couple of good chances on the break after Lucas Moura had levelled.
Defender Andrew Robertson said: “We know we’ve got the energy, we know we’ve got the heart to go right until the end in every single game.
“Our fitness levels are the best they should be at this point of the season.
“Sometimes you just need that bit of luck and we got it, but even when we were going through the tough times in the second half, we still believed we were going to win the game and that’s the mentality we have.
“Looking at the league table, that’s all that matters. Performances don’t really matter at this point of the season, as long as we win.”
The Reds haven’t won by more than one goal away from home since before Christmas, so 5/2 they get the job done by the narrowest of margins again here completes our Southampton vs Liverpool betting tips.
Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has been passed fit to face his former club, despite sustaining a knock to his ankle against Spurs.
Fellow defender Joe Gomez and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are back in full training but are unlikely to be included yet.
Brighton 0-1 SOUTHAMPTON – Pierre Hojbjerg
LIVERPOOL 2-1 Tottenham – Roberto Firmino, Toby Alderweireld (og)
Head-to-head: Liverpool 3-0 Southampton, Southampton 0-2 Liverpool, Liverpool 3-0 Southampton, Liverpool 0-0 Southampton
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