Liverpool and Southampton meet in Anfield, in a match for the 12 th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total equilibrium between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 2 victories for each team in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 07-05-2017, in the Premier League, which ended in a draw for (0-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Southampton presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 19 points won, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Huddersfield Town, by (3-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against West Ham United, by (1-4). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor. against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
The Liverpool debuted in a positive way in this edition of the English championship, but failed to maintain the same pace and was three days without victory. However, now the club is recovering, as it comes from two wins in a row, a period in which he scored seven goals and suffered only one. This offensive performance has been confirmed throughout the competition, as he only did not score in two games and now has the third best attack of the championship. On the last day, away from home, dominated the West Ham and applied a win by 1×4, with highlight for Salah, who scored twice. This good offensive performance is not by chance, since it is the most final among the twenty teams. The technician must keep the team in the 4-2-2-2 or 4-3-3, with highlight for the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho in the offensive sector.
The away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 13 points won, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Burnley, by (0-1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses at their stadium, with 8 goals scored and 20 suffered. In the last 4 away league matches Southampton has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 5 points out of 12 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 11 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
Southampton has not yet managed to establish a good sequence of results within the English championship and now accumulates only one victory in the last six days, coming from another defeat, the third within the home. On the occasion, he finished almost three times as many times as the opponent and had more possession of the ball, but did not know how to take advantage of the chances of a goal he had and ended up being punished with a goal already in the final part of the second half. As was evident on the last day, the team was characterized by an ineffective offensive system, which did not score in five games and is now among the worst six in the competition. As a visitor, he has not been doing a good campaign, but in this condition he has one of the best defenses. The visiting team must enter the field organized in a 4-2-3-1, with highlight for Lemina in the center of the field.
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