Liverpool – Southampton SOCCER PICKS
Liverpool and Southampton meet in Anfield, in a match for the 6 th round of the Premier League. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, in 18 -11-2017, for the Premier League, Liverpool won by (3-0). Mohamed Salah (31 ‘and 41’) and Philippe Coutinho (68 ‘) scored Liverpool’s goals. the Southampton presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 5 wins, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 15 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Tottenham Hotspur by (1-2), after in the previous match they have won (1-2) an away match against Leicester City. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home win against PSG by (3-2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Liverpool have won 8, tied 1 and lost 1.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 5 victories in its last matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in all of the last 5 matches for this competition. The team usually has no problems opening the scoring: scored the first goal in 12 of the last 14 games, of these 12 came to the break in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11. There is 1 period in highlight in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 9 of his 19 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Liverpool comes to this game with a great victory over PSG, 3-2, in a game to count for the Champions League. Of note that the locals won all the matches played in the English championship. In this game against Southampton, coach Jürgen Klopp must keep the 4-3-3, with Roberto Firmino being the most advanced piece of the local team. However, the Senegalese Sadio Mané is one of the great highlights of Liverpool, with 4 goals scored. Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lovren continue outside the summoned, due to physical problems.
After 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 5 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Crystal Palace, by (0-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (2-2). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Southampton has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Southampton enter this day with a draw, 2-2, at the reception to Brighton, in a match that won by two goals difference: the goals were scored by Hojbjerg and Danny Ings. Normally the trainer Mark Hughes acts in 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and the fast attacks by the flanks. On the other hand, Hojbjerg is the main organizer of the game, being the owner of great quality of pass and vision of the game. On the other hand, the advanced Danny Ings is the best score of Southampton, with 2 goals scored. There are no absences of weight for this game.