Skip to main content

Liverpool vs Southampton Betting Preview | 1 Feb 2020

Liverpool vs Southampton Betting Preview | 1 Feb 2020

Widening their buffer at the top of the Premier League standings to a staggering 19 points, a high-flying Liverpool will welcome Southampton to Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Eventually leaving the London Stadium with a 2-0 win on Wednesday night, Jurgen Klopp’s side have remarkably dropped just a pair of points since opening the new campaign and the party atmosphere around the red half of Merseyside only continues to soar.

On the flip side, battling from behind to snatch an FA Cup replay off of top-four hopefuls Spurs last weekend, Southampton have continued on what has been a stellar resurge.

Shocking many across the Premier League after finding a route into the top half, Saturday’s guests have won three of their last four top-flight appearances and they have been hit with just a sole defeat across any format since the 14th of December.

While the mood in the Saints’ camp might also be on the rise, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men do hold what is a worrying record against the runaway leaders.

Suffering a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at St. Mary’s earlier in the season, the Reds have won each of their last six matchups against Saturday’s guests and another home victory can be found priced at 1/3 with Ladbrokes.

Betting Tip: Liverpool win and under 3.5 goals – 5/4 @ 888sport

*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Salah steals the show

While Head Coach Jurgen Klopp may have been the first to admit that his side were not at their scintillating best on Wednesday night, Liverpool’s 2-0 win at the London Stadium now sees them holding a 19-point buffer at the top of the table.

Destined to lift their first Premier League crown come May, the former Borussia Dortmund boss has seen his side drop just a pair of points all season and many have them tipped to march through the 2019/2020 as Invincibles.

Recording yet another clean sheet over a struggling West Ham in midweek, there is no doubt that Klopp will be most excited by Mohamed Salah’s Man of the Match display in East London.

Converting from the spot earlier in the week and also picking up an assist for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Egyptian forward will once again lead Liverpool’s line with Sadio Mane still suffering from a minor muscle tear.

With three goals in his last five Premier League outings, you might be interested to know that the former PFA Player of the Year can be found priced at 8/13 with Coral to extend on that tally this weekend.

Betting Tip: Liverpool win and under 3.5 goals – 5/4 @ 888sport

*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

The Saints go marching on

Showing what is now their usual resolve and picking up an FA Cup replay against Spurs last weekend, Southampton’s revival over the past two months has continued to send shockwaves across the top-flight.

Despite their South Coast collapse against Wolves a fortnight ago, Head Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl has seen his side win five of their last seven Premier League appearances and the Saints now have their sights set on landing a stunning top half finish this year.

Flirting with the drop zone just a couple of months ago, you might be interested to know that the former RB Leipzig boss finds his side priced at 5/4 with Paddy Power to land a top-10 spot come May.

One man to potentially keep an eye out for at Anfield this weekend will be leading marksman and striking sensation, Danny Ings.

Despite failing to find the net in back-to-back Premier League outings, Leicester talisman Jamie Vardy is the only English player to bag more strikes than Ings’ 16 goals this season.

Also finding the net in Southampton’s 2-1 defeat against his former employers back in August, the 27-year-old can be found priced at 12/5 with Coral to refind his goalscoring touch this weekend.

Do you think this content is good? Share it with your friends. Thanks!