Match start: 17:30 (GMT+1)
The team of Pellegrino had won away match over West Bromwich Albion (3:2) after a series of 11 matches without any victories and 3 productive draws in a row.
But we have to say that the Saints have managed to score all their goals in a 15 minutes’ period of the match against the Throstles. During the remained time the rivals created the same number of dangers at the each other’s gates.
The last home victory in frames of the Premier League Southampton won on the 26th of November over Everton (4:1). Since then 4 out of 6 matches the team had finished with the score 1:1, had lost two matches with the outcome 1:2 and 1:4. That is with the scored goals at home Pellegrino's team definitely has no problems.
The visit of Virgil van Dijk, the most expensive full back of nowadays football to the former home stadium is expected with great anxiety.
But, to tell the truth, it is impossible to call the game of the Dutch full back for the Reds successful. He has spent 4 games and Liverpool didn’t manage to defend its gatesl. And Virgil also participated in two defeats from Swansea (0:1) and West Bromwich Albion (2:3). Also he has played against Tottenham (2:2) in the last round where the referees have stolen a victory of from Klopp's team.
If we don’t take into consideration judges and their ambiguous decisions, the current form of Liverpool is amazing. Not so long ago the Reds had won over Manchester City (4:3) and had to win over Tottenham as well. But nevertheless the gaming style of the Saints differs a little bit, first of all if we take defense.
Southampton is very inconvenient rival for Liverpool. At 6 last meetings the Saints have gained 3 victories and only one victory was gained by the Reds. In five matches in a row one of the rivals didn’t score.
Southampton to win 4.30
Draw – 3.80
Liverpool to win 1.80
the team didn’t lose the scores in the previous round, it would be
possible to predict difficult meeting for the guests. However in this
case the Reds will be extremely motivated. Besides, van Dijk has to
work with defense — so why not to do this in opposition with the
forwards whom he perfectly know thanks to mutual work earlier?
Our tip: Liverpool
to win - odds 1.82 SBOBET