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The Premier League match at St. Mary's Stadium on Tuesday will see home side Southampton welcome Liverpool.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Southampton v Liverpool are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Southampton will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 3-0 Premier League defeat last time out to Brentford.
In that game, Southampton had 60% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Brentford had 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Pontus Jansson (13'), Yoane Wissa (14') and Kristoffer Ajer (79') scored for Brentford.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Southampton have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Southampton have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 15 goals in the process.
Ahead of this meeting, Southampton are winless against Liverpool in their previous 2 league games.
In their previous game, Liverpool drew 0-0 in the FA Cup tie with Chelsea.
In that game, Liverpool managed 53% possession and 17 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Chelsea had 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. After a tense 6-5 penalty shootout, Liverpool were victorious.
A run of very capable displays from the Liverpool defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures combined. During the same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 9. Previous results aside, time will tell if such a trend shall be maintained in this match or not.
Coming into this meeting, Liverpool are undefeated in their previous 8 league matches away from home. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 05/04/2019 tells us that Southampton have won 1 of these & Liverpool 5, with the number of drawn results being 0.
In all, 18 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 for The Saints and 15 belonging to The Reds. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
Team News: Southampton
Tino Livramento (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Alex McCarthy (Thigh Problems) and Nathan Tella (Groin Injury) won’t be playing for Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl.
In all likelihood, The Saints will possibly use a 4-3-2-1 formation this time featuring Fraser Forster, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Lyanco, Romain Perraud, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Ibrahima Diallo, Stuart Armstrong, Nathan Redmond and Che Adams.
Team News: Liverpool
In an otherwise healthy group of players, there is just the sole fitness problem for the Liverpool gaffer Jürgen Klopp to be concerned about. Fabinho (Thigh Problems) misses out for this game.
From our viewpoint, The Reds appear most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 formation, starting Alisson Becker, T. Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, K. Tsimikas, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz.
In this game, Southampton certainly have the ability to find the net against this Liverpool outfit, although one goal may not quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We are therefore anticipating a very close game with a 1-2 winning score for Liverpool at full-time. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium (32,384)
Captain: James Ward-Prowse
Chairman: Dragan Solak
Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Competitions: Premier League position 15
🔑 Key Player: James Ward-Prowse
Customarily playing in the Centre Midfield position, James Ward-Prowse was born in Portsmouth, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Southampton in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 9 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 34 appearances.