Southampton vs Liverpool
Southampton are currently 10th in the Premier League.They started the season well but they have been in a bad form recently by failing to get a win in their last four matches.They have also lost their last two matches at home.However, they have shown great strength and will on EFL Cup.IT has been a tough challenge for them so far.They have had some challenging opponents such as Sunderland and Arsenal which they managed successfully.With the league not going so well for them and the draw against Norwich in the FA Cup, The Saints will try to get the best out of Liverpool, who recently haven't been in their best form recently.
From the other side, Liverpool are positioned 2nd in the League and are still in the fight for the title despite not so good form lately.They ended a 0-0 draw against Plymouth, but they were playing mostly with young players as Klopp had decided to leave some key players to rest.In my opinion, Klopp will put a better eleven on the field this time as the final is really tempting and he needs to get that first cup with Liverpool.Coutinho is back from injury and is expected to show up in starting eleven.However, Liverpool need to think for their next game in the League against Man.Utd as well, so it is really likely that some of the players that played against Plymouth will be in the starting eleven.
Their last game in the League ended a tie 0-0.Both teams desperately need a victory and we surely know that Liverpool has more quality and is the favorite, however having the next match against Man.Utd complicates the things, and Southampton may use this as an advantage.So I expect this to be a tight game where both teams will fight, but in the end, Liverpool will get the victory.
So, my pick for this one is First Half to end a draw/Full time to end a win for Liverpool.
|Draw/Liverpool -HT/FT||Bet365||5.00||5||1-0 LOST (-5 units)|