Southampton vs Liverpool Betting Preview, EFL Cup Betting Tips

Southampton vs Liverpool Odds – Wednesday 11th January 2017 – 19:45 – Sky Sports 1

Southampton are 21/10 with the draw at 23/10 and Liverpool are 13/10

Betting tips and match preview | EFL Cup

Southampton welcome Liverpool to St. Mary’s in the semi-final of the EFL Cup, with both sides drawing their respective FA Cup matches at the weekend.

The Saints come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw away against Norwich on Saturday.

Virgil Van Dijk (38), got his side off to the perfect start, with the dutchman linked with several clubs in the top four.

Steven Whittaker drew the hosts level in the 52nd minute from the penalty spot, after Cameron Jerome was hauled down in the penalty box.

Maya Yoshida (67) gave the Saints the lead for the second time, with the Saints seemingly heading for the next round.

It was not to be though, with Steven Naismith (90+2) scoring a late injury time header to force a replay at St.Mary’s.

Southampton Need Consistency

The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that draw does end a sequence of three straight defeats though.

They have won just one of their last six matches, with two draws and three straight defeats in that sequence.

Claude Puel will be giving this competition a high priority, given that their Europa League campaign ended in the group stages.

Saints Underdogs

Southampton come into this match as underdogs, despite home advantage their poor recent form has let them down.

This will be a tough fixture for the Claude Puel’s side, with Liverpool having an excellent season.

The Saints will be looking to continue their recent record against Liverpool, they are unbeaten in their last two meetings.

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Southampton

Silva’s Winning Start

Jurgen Klopp’s men come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Plymouth on Sunday.

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Liverpool named their youngest ever starting line up, with an average age of 21 years and 256 days.

Klopp made ten changes from the side that drew at Sunderland, with Karius, Emre Can and Lucas the only recognised players.

Despite dominating the game, Liverpool were unable to break through a resolute Pilgrims defence.

It means they go into this match on the back of successive draws, they also have a replay down in Plymouth to negotiate.

Reds Unbeaten In Five

The Reds have been in excellent recent form, they remain the only side relatively close to leaders Chelsea.

They are still unbeaten in their last six but the draw against Plymouth means they have secured back to back draws.

Liverpool will be targeting a win in this match, with Jurgen Klopp desperate to win his first trophy at Anfield.

Red Hot Favourites

Liverpool head into this fixture as the heavy favourites, with their excellent league form and Klopp’s desire to do well informing that.

With the absence of European football this season, a trophy will be a top priority for Jurgen Klopp and his side.

The Reds will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Southampton, with 39 wins, 20 draws and 21 defeats in 80 matches.

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Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Southampton are Shane Long at 6/1 with Jay Rodriguez at 13/2. For Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge is at 5/1 with Divock Origi at 11/2.

The last time that these two sides met they drew 0-0 and the odds of the same result are 9/1.

Southampton vs Liverpool Odds

Tip 1 – Long to score first @ 6/1

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 12/1