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Liverpool are highly favoured to claim a win against Southampton, whom they face on Sunday. In their current shape, a win at St. Mary's Stadium seems to be the obvious outcome.

Sitting bottom of the table, Southampton have claimed 24 points after 37 rounds, while Liverpool have amassed 66 points. This places the latter as number five in the Premier League at the moment.

As it is one of the "top against the bottom" game, Liverpool should prove to be too strong for Southampton, although playing away from home. We have not seen enough from the hosts lately to consider them up for the task at St. Mary's Stadium.

Southampton scored 12 goals, conceded 26 and fought their way to zero clean sheets in their previous ten matches.

Liverpool scored 23 goals, conceded ten and fought their way to four clean sheets in their last ten games.

The last time the pair played each other Liverpool came away as 3-1 winners, and rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind on Sunday.

Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction

Southampton Form

In their last three matches, Southampton lost 4-3 against Nottingham Forest, 0-2 against Fulham and 3-1 against Brighton. Southampton did not win any of their last six Premier League matches at the St. Mary's Stadium. They came through these matches with a record of one draws and five defeats, in which they conceded 14 and scored four goals.

They went into the season as candidates for the drop, and unfortunately for Southampton, they have lived up to expectations. As the season draws to a close, they are still in with a chance of escaping relegation, though.

Liverpool Form

Liverpool look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last three matches saw them gaining seven points. They ran out 1-0 and 0-3 winners against Brentford and Leicester, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Aston Villa, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw. Liverpool won three of a possible six away matches in the Premier League, as well as playing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored 12 while also conceding seven times.

Liverpool should be able to strut their stuff against Southampton, but the latter will attempt to keep things tight. They want to avoid getting pummelled in front of their home crowd at St. Mary's Stadium.

Liverpool recorded seven wins from their last 11 games against teams placed in the bottom six and collected 22 points. They scored 29 goals while conceding nine. Southampton are looking at a record of six wins, six draws and 25 defeats in the Premier League this season. Liverpool show off 19 wins, nine draws and nine defeats in the Premier League.

Southampton vs Liverpool Stats

  • Southampton have conceded in 26 of the last 28 home matches
  • Southampton have not won the last 11 matches in a row
  • Southampton have lost the last 3 home matches in a row without scoring a goal
  • Southampton have conceded in the last 10 matches in a row
  • Southampton have lost the last 3 home matches in a row while scoring less than 0.5 goals
  • Liverpool have not lost the last 10 matches in a row
  • In 11 of the last 13 Liverpool away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Liverpool have won 7 of the last 8 matches
  • Liverpool have won 3 of the last 4 matches without conceding a goal
  • Liverpool have scored in the last 9 matches in a row

Southampton vs Liverpool Squads

Southampton Squad

The 39-year-old Southampton manager, Ruben Selles, will select the lineup against Liverpool from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the Premier League this season):

Alex McCarthy (0/5), Gavin Bazunu (0/32), Wilfredo Caballero (0/0), Armel Bella-Kotchap (0/24), Duje Caleta-Car (1/13), Jan Bednarek (0/22), Juan Larios (0/0), Kyle Walker-Peters (1/30), Lyanco (1/20), Mohammed Salisu (0/22), Romain Perraud (2/29), Valentino Livramento (0/0), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (0/22), Carlos Alcaraz (4/17), Ibrahima Diallo (0/18), James Bree (0/0), James Ward-Prowse (8/37), Joe Aribo (2/21), Kgaogelo Chauke (0/0), Mohamed Elyounoussi (1/32), Moussa Djenepo (0/16), Romeo Lavia (1/28), Stuart Armstrong (2/31), Adam Armstrong (1/29), Che Adams (5/28), Kamaldeen Sulemana (0/17), Mislav Orsic (0/0), Paul Onuachu (0/11), Samuel Edozie (0/17), Sekou Mara (1/22), Theo Walcott (2/19).

Liverpool Squad

Here is the full squad of the away team. The 55 year-old Liverpool manager Klopp will select his starting XI from these players:

Adrian (0/0), Alisson Becker (0/37), Caoimhin Kelleher (0/0), Andrew Robertson (0/34), Calvin Ramsay (0/0), Ibrahima Konate (0/18), Joel Matip (1/13), Joseph Gomez (0/20), Konstantinos Tsimikas (0/19), Nathaniel Phillips (0/2), Rhys Williams (0/0), Stefan Bajcetic (1/11), Trent Alexander-Arnold (2/36), Virgil van Dijk (3/32), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (1/9), Arthur (0/0), Curtis Jones (3/17), Fabinho (0/35), Fabio Carvalho (2/13), Harvey Elliott (1/31), James Milner (0/30), Jordan Henderson (0/34), Naby Keita (0/8), Thiago Alcantara (0/18), Cody Gakpo (6/20), Darwin Nunez (9/29), Diogo Jota (5/21), Luis Diaz (4/16), Mohamed Salah (19/37), Roberto Firmino (10/24).

Southampton vs Liverpool Team News

Southampton could have as many as four players on the injured and absent list, when they face up to Liverpool on Sunday. Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Kyle Walker-Peters and Mohammed Salisu can't be called up by the Southampton-manager, with both serving a ban.

Armel Bella-Kotchap, Alex McCarthy, Juan Larios and Valentino Livramento nurses various injuries and won't take part for Southampton against Liverpool at St. Mary's Stadium.

Liverpool have six players on the injured and absent list ahead of the match on Sunday against Southampton.

Names like Virgil van Dijk, James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Arthur most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Southampton.

Southampton vs Liverpool Lineups

Southampton vs Liverpool H2H

The latest encounter between these two teams was a belter of a 3-1 match. Are we in for a similar goal-fest on Sunday? Southampton have had very little to cheer about, when going up against Liverpool in recent times. The latter pulled off an impressive nine wins in ten matches. No doubt, they look forward to visiting St. Mary's Stadium once again. The bookies have Liverpool to win this match at best price odds of 2/5.

Southampton vs Liverpool Results

Under 2.5 goals came out a winning bet only three times in ten matches between Southampton and Liverpool. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 2/5 with the bookies this coming Sunday.

Southampton vs Liverpool Betting Tips

Carlos Alcaraz is the most prolific Premier League marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. Liverpool look to Mohamed Salah, hoping he can add to his current total of three Premier League goals in his latest games.

Liverpool managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played away from home. Meanwhile, Southampton were first on target in three of their last 10 outings on home soil.

In the past ten encounters between Southampton and Liverpool over 2.5 goals came out seven times, with Southampton scoring an average of 0.5 goals per game. Liverpool averaged 2.5 goals, while both teams scored four times. Southampton saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Liverpool, who scored 2.3 times on average in those matches.