Competition: Premier League
Market: Liverpool to beat Southampton
Odds: 2/5 @ 888sport
The Premier League returns after a long international break. While the World Cup playoffs meant that there was a good amount of excitement, the average fan will be happy to see club football return after a break that has helped to decide who will be playing in Russia next summer. Southampton return to duty as they travel to face Liverpool on Saturday, in a game that could be very interesting.
For Liverpool, it has been a tough season. Jurgen Klopp’s men currently sit in fifth place with 19 points, but they are a massive 12 points short of Manchester City at the top. 21 goals scored is a very good return, but it is their defence that is letting them down once again. 17 goals conceded is far too many for a side chasing the Champions League places, and Klopp must remedy their woes at the back, or their challenge will once again be hamstrung by one half of their team.
Southampton have also been struggling this season as their campaign is yet to really explode into life. Three wins, four draws and four defeats has seen the Saints take 13 points from their 11 games, which means they are just four points clear of West Ham in 18th place. They have been fairly good defensively, only conceded 11 times, while their struggles clearly lie in attack, as they have found the net just nine times this season. Their lack of a scoring touch has seen their momentum stunted this season, and they need to push on soon, or they may find themselves in a relegation battle by the end of the season.While Liverpool have had their issues in recent weeks, we are backing the free-scoring side with odds of 2/5 to beat a Southampton team that seems unable to score.
Bet: Liverpool to beat Southampton in Saturday’s Premier League clash: 2/5 @ 888sport>>
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