Liverpool vs Southampton England – League Cup Semi-Final, Second Leg Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2017 Kick-Off at 20:00 UK Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool are in a huge crisis that culminated with the shocking 2 – 3 defeat to Swansea City on Saturday afternoon at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp thus has a lot to think about ahead of the rematch with Southampton in the League Cup semifinal. This is because the Reds have won a single out of last six matches in all competitions.
The Premier League title already seems to be out of reach for the Reds with Chelsea being ten points away after 22nd round of the competition. The German manager has unusual troubles because his team has been struggling a lot to score goals lately.
Southampton will enter the clash in a much better mood after netting as many as three goals in a demolishing win over the reigning champions Leicester City over the weekend. It was the third win for Claude Puel and his men in last four games in all competitions.
Liverpool vs Southampton: Head-to-Head Stats
The two sides have already met each other two times in this season. The league clash from November last year has seen a goalless draw, while the first leg of the League Cup semifinal surprisingly offered a one-way street as the Saints dominated the pitch from the first whistle.
The Reds can be happy to have lost by a single goal difference, but they will have to improve their game a lot if they want to secure the final of the competition.
Liverpool vs Southampton: Prediction
The bookmakers favour Liverpool pricing them at 1/2 to win the match which is something to be avoided due to the current form shown by both sides. Looking at the impressive defensive shape Southampton showed in the recent days we believe that the best betting option would be Under 2.5 goals set at 11/10 odds.
Liverpool vs Southampton: Betting Tips
FT – Under 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) Both Teams to Score – NO at 10/11 (1.95).