Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Semi final match in League Cup, Southampton vs Liverpool will bring us amazing football. At the same time major bookmakers spiced this match up with very good betting odds and plenty of different games to play and made a very good betting opportunity out of this match and therefore this match should definitely find its place on your betting tickets.
Southampton are not in a very good shape and in this match they enter additionally weakened for many key players missing for injuries. They failed to win in five of their last six matches in all competitions including three consecutive defeats in the Premier League. In this match they enter highly motivated and eager to win, however they will play very cautious, focusing mostly on defense and trying to score after a counterattack.
On the other side, Liverpool played draw in their last two matches. They are going through some oscillations in their play, but it is nothing serious. They are second placed team in the Premier League and this season they lost only two times in all competitions. In this match they enter with very offensive lineup, fully fit and ready to win.
When it comes to their mutual encounters, two teams played draw in their last match and in five matches before, Liverpool won three times and stayed undefeated four times. In this match they are absolute favorites to win, and for sure they will lead the match from the start putting constant pressure to the opposition defenders. Lots of midfield duels and lots of action are expected and we will definitely enjoy in a good match. Check out our other match previews and with our betting tips and predictions try to earn some cash placing the right bets.
Southampton manager Claude Puel says: "We played Liverpool in the Premier League and it was a strong game for us. We played at a good level but it will be important for this game to have more of the ball and try and have control of the game. This game is important and I think my players are ready for the game."
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was criticised for his selection when the youngest team in the club’s history were held to a goalless draw by Plymouth at the weekend. What can expect now?
Klopp says before this game: "There is not more pressure on us [than Southampton], it’s an opportunity for both teams. We have to go to Southampton, it’s the first leg and I am pretty sure they’re pretty ambitious in this tournament."
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Southampton have injury concerns before the match with Liverpool at St Mary’s Stadium. Charlie Austin, Sofiane Boufal, Jake Hesketh, Alex McCarthy, Matt Targett and Jérémy Pied are all injured and they will not play for sure. José Fonte is another one player who will not play. Cédric Soares is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the game. All other players are ready to play and all of them are highly motivated to make positive result in first leg.
On the other side Liverpool also have several missing players for the match. Danny Ings and Jordan Henderson are injured and they will not play for sure. Philippe Coutinho, Joel Matip and James Milner are doubtful for the match. Sadio Mané is another one player who will not play against Saints. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Southampton: Forster; Bertrand, Dijk, Yoshida, Soares; Davis, Romeu, Hojbjerg; Redmond, Long, Tadic
Liverpool: Karius; Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Wijnaldum, Can, Ejaria; Firmino, Sturridge, Lallana
Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction
We expect one very interesting and exciting football match in first leg of semifinals in EFL Cup. Match Southampton vs Liverpool brings us very good betting opportunity so you shouldn't miss this bet. Few days ago Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rested a full 11 for Plymouth’s weekend visit to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp fielded the youngest Reds line-up and match finished without goals. A League Cup semi-final is a different level of event and for sure we expect to enjoy in true football fight. Southampton are not in great shape, they have lots of injured players but still have quality team who can make a lot in front of their fans. Liverpool beat Southampton 6-1 at the same venue in the League Cup quarter-finals last season, but looks like they will have very hard job now.
Both sides will play aggressive from the first minute and we will see lots of midfield duels and fouls. Saints have not won since mid-December and they are eager to win this game. But Liverpool are playing better this year than last when they hammer Saints 6-1, but maybe this is a great chance for Southampton to take revenge. If any player can make difference on this match it will be Dusan Tadic who is highly motivated for this match.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Southamtpon vs Liverpool Prediction: Both to score. We expect one open and dynamic match with lots of scoring chances on both sides, but believe that Saints are closer to win. So our second betting pick for the match is Southampton to win. Maybe correct score will be 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.