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Southampton vs Liverpool Live Stream, Predictions
Southampton take on visiting club Liverpool at St. Mary's Stadium in the Premier League fixture on Sunday.
View all Southampton v Liverpool tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - along with the latest match odds.
📏 Form Guide
Southampton will be looking for an improved result here following a 3-1 Premier League defeat in their last game at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that match, Southampton managed 38% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Southampton was Mohamed Elyounoussi (58'). Brighton & Hove Albion had 26 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Evan Ferguson (29', 40') and Pascal Groß (69') scored for Brighton & Hove Albion.
Fixtures involving Southampton have proved to be entertaining ones recently with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum of 24 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 8 of those accredited to Southampton.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Southampton:
- haven't won against Liverpool in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 6 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Last time out, Liverpool drew 1-1 in the Premier League match with Aston Villa.
In that match, Liverpool had 66% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Liverpool was Roberto Firmino (89'). Aston Villa had 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Jacob Ramsey (27') scored for Aston Villa.
Over the course of their previous six clashes, Liverpool have helped themselves to a tally of 12 goals. Liverpool have also scored in every single one of those games. During that period, they’ve had 5 goals go into their own net. Regardless, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend might be replicated in this upcoming game or not.
Going into this one, Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
👥 Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 01/02/2020 tells us that Southampton have won 1 of these and Liverpool 5, with the number of draws standing at 0.
A combined total of 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 3 for The Saints and 15 being from The Reds. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Premier League match day 16 on 12/11/2022 when it ended Liverpool 3-1 Southampton.
On that day, Liverpool managed 60% possession and 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The goalscorers were Roberto Firmino (6') and Darwin Núñez (21', 42').
At the other end, Southampton had 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. Ché Adams (9') scored.
The referee was Simon Hooper.
🗞️ Team News: Southampton
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Southampton manager Rubén Sellés to contend with due to a largely intact squad. Juan Larios (Unknown Injury) is out of contention.
It looks as if The Saints will possibly employ a 4-4-2 system in the match featuring Alex McCarthy, James Bree, Jan Bednarek, Lyanco, Kyle Walker-Peters, Theo Walcott, James Ward-Prowse, Romeo Lavia, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Carlos Alcaraz and Kamaldeen Sulemana.
📰 Team News: Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has to choose a team with limited availability. Darwin Núñez (Toe Injury), Calvin Ramsay (Knee Surgery) and Stefan Bajcetic (Tear in the abductor muscle) miss out here.
We reckon that The Reds might begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, starting Caoimhin Kelleher, T. Alexander-Arnold, Joseph Gomez, Joel Matip, K. Tsimikas, James Milner, Fabinho, Curtis Jones, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota.
We envisage that Liverpool have the ability to create a good amount of chances and successful shots on target.
In contrast, Southampton will be up against it to score but we think it’s quite likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here.
We’re predicting a fairly comfortable 1-3 margin for Liverpool at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Victor Martins, 00:13 24/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium (32,384)
Captain: James Ward-Prowse
Chairman: Dragan Solak
Manager: Rubén Sellés
Competitions: Premier League position 20
🔑 Star Player: Ché Adams
Normally played in the Striker position, Ché Adams was born in Leicester, England. After having played his first senior match for Sheffield United in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has scored 5 league goals in the Premier League 2022 - 2023 campaign to date from a total of 28 appearances.
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