The fun end of the table meets the lower end of the Premier League, when The Reds face off against The Saints. It is a match that offers both sides the opportunity to either consolidate or improve on their position in the Premier League. Liverpool step onto the pitch at 3rd in the Premier League table on 25 points following 12 rounds. Southampton are number 13 in the standings with 14 points after 12 matches.
Top side Liverpool will be hoping to inflict more misery on lowly placed Southampton on Saturday. The hosts simply should be able to bring far too much to the table for the visitors to have any say at Anfield.
Before their upcoming match in the Premier League, Liverpool are performing absolutely brilliant, when it comes to goal scoring. In the past 10 outings, they performed a formidable average of 3 goals per game. An awe-inspiring total of 30 goals. They let 11 goals slip in, which creates an average of 1.1 per game. During this run, they fought their way to 5 clean sheets.
Southampton are currently performing rather modestly when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors on Saturday managed a bearable 9 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 0.9 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 10 goals. They claimed 5 clean sheets as they averaged 1 against per match. What do we think will happen in this match? Our betting predictions can be found here!
Facts and figures for Liverpool vs Southampton in Premier League.
- Liverpool unbeaten the last 10 matches in a row at home;
- Liverpool scored in the last 23 of 25 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Liverpool's last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Liverpool's last 9 matches in the row.
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Southampton's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Southampton scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.
Current form — Liverpool v. Southampton
Liverpool in dominant mood
Liverpool will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Liverpool look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against West Ham, they were left empty-handed in a 3-2 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Arsenal in a 4-0 win. They followed that up with a 2-0 win against FC Porto in their most recent outing.
The Saints paddling along.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for The Saints, who have performed more or less according to expectations. Although losing their latest outing, results have generally been decent in the last 3 matches for Southampton. They first took out Watford by 0-1 before downing Aston Villa by 1-0. The winning streak came to an end against Norwich, who ran out 2-1 winners.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in the above, Liverpool seem in with a good shot of another win against The Saints. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.28. Should your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 9.50.
Liverpool v. Southampton — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Liverpool came away as winners back in May 2021 in a match in the Premier League. Liverpool enter the match against Southampton with a 7-2-1 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 70% winning ratio for The Reds, with Southampton victorious in 10% of the last 10 encounters. Liverpool have had the upper hand against Southampton in their 10 most recent matches. They will look to assert their dominance once again this coming Saturday.
Current standings in the Premier League
As the current Premier League standings shows us, the difference between the two teams is 11 points. Even though Southampton cannot overtake Liverpool in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Liverpool, who are now number 3 with 25 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Saturday.
Primary goal getter
Mohamed Salah is enjoying a great goal per game ratio, as he has been on target a few times recently. The Reds will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again, when clashing with Southampton. The visitors are hoping Che Adams adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite good shape with 2 goals lately.