Liverpool – Southampton – Premier League – Prediction and Preview: 18th November 2017
The last 4 direct duels ended either with the draw or the victory of the “saints” and the goals came very hard: 0-0, 1-0, 1-0 and 0-0 is the series of results we are talking about! Liverpool has been struggling lately to break Southampton’s defense, and it’s likely to be back again because guests have a very well organized game. Southampton’s ambitions are, however, affected by the club’s transfer policy and Liverpool is now superior.
Liverpool is ranked 5th in the standings, with 21-17 goals (impressive offensive), while Southampton is 13th with 9-11 golaver and some trouble in attack. Apart from Tadic and the isolated Gabbiadini, few S’oton players contribute to the attack phase, and these days it’s hard to easily mark Anfield.
No goal received in 6 of the last 7 matches
The “Cormorants” did not receive a goal in 6 of their last 7 home games, while the last three matches played by Southampton in the Premier League ended with no more than two goals scored. Without failing home for 7 matches, Liverpool will have the initiative and, with Firmino, Coutinho and Sturridge in attack, should create their easy phases of the gate. It is possible to see Sadio Mane on the ground as well, which comes as an excellent alternative to Klopp. We are counting on a good pitch on the hosts goals!
THE PROBABLE TEAMS
Liverpool: Mignolet – Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno – Wijnaldum, Henderson – Oxlade Chamberlain, Coutinho, Salah – Firmino
Southampton: Forster – Cedric, Hoedt, Van Dijk, Bertrand – Davis, Romeu – Tadic, Boufal, Redmond – Gabbiadini