Liverpool vs Southampton Betting Preview, Premier League Betting Tips

Liverpool vs Southampton Odds – Sunday 7th May 2017 – 13:30 – Sky Sports 1

Liverpool are 8/13 with the draw at 3/1 and Southampton are 17/4

Betting tips and match preview | Premier League

Liverpool welcome Southampton to Anfield in a huge Premier League match, with Liverpool looking to consolidate a top four spot.

Jurgen Klopp’s men come into this match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win away against Watford.

Emre Can (45+2) scored the only goal of the match, with a stunning bicycle kick that left Gomes helpless.

It was a goal worthy of winning any match, with Lucas providing yet another assist, but he couldn’t have imagined that would happen.

There was little to choose between the two sides, Liverpool have seemingly lost Coutinho to another injury though.

Watford did have the chance to equalise late on with a stunning goal of their own, but Sebastien Prodl’s shot thundered against the crossbar.

Top Streak

It was an excellent display from Liverpool, especially considering they have a catalogue of injury problems.

They have recovered from the defeat against Palace in excellent fashion, with this win crucial in the context of their season.

Liverpool are in third place as it stands, with their Manchester rivals enjoying games in hand.

They could find themselves in fourth place before this tie begins, should Manchester City win by a two-goal margin against Palace.

Reds Favourites

Liverpool head into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage and their excellent recent record informing the odds.

A win will be crucial for Liverpool’s chances of finishing in the top four, with matches against West Ham and Middlesbrough to come.

The Reds will be looking to better their recent record against Southampton, they have failed to win any of the last four encounters.

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Saints In Mixed Form

Southampton come into this match on the back of a goalless draw, this time against Marco Silva’s Hull.

Marco Silva’s side will see this as a massive point gained, with Eldin Jakupovic producing a crucial penalty stop late on.

The sides could not be separated for much of the match, but the Hull stopper denied Dusan Tadic the chance to give the home side a much-needed win.

There was very little between the two sides, with Southampton just edging possession with 51%.

They were narrowly ahead of shots overall, Southampton with 11 and Hull 9, but both sides struggled to convert with 2 shots on target to Hull’s 1.

Saints Need Consistency

Claude Puel will be delighted with their season overall, although they only have a top ten finish to play for.

Manolo Gabbiadini, the signing from Napoli has been a revelation, he will be the danger man for the Saints in this fixture.

They will be targeting greater consistency, with a win drawing them level on points with West Brom who are in 8th.

Saints Underdogs

Southampton come into the match as underdogs, despite already winning at Anfield earlier in the season.

Claude Puel’s side will be looking to spoil the Liverpool party again and dent their top four bid.

The Saints will be looking to make it five matches unbeaten against Liverpool, an excellent record.

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Both teams are 4/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Liverpool are Roberto Firmino at 4/1 with Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge at 9/2. For Southampton, Manolo Gabbiadini is at 7/1 with Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long at 9/1.

The last time that these two sides met Southampton won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 16/1.

Liverpool vs Southampton Odds

Tip 1 – Gabbiadini to score first @ 7/1

Tip 2 –  Southampton to win 2-1 @ 14/1