Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Liverpool 5/8 to beat Southampton in Monday’s Premier League contest

Competition: Premier League

Market: Liverpool win

Odds: 5/8 @ 888sport

Desperate to make an immediate return to winning ways at St. Mary’s on Monday night, defending champions Liverpool will face off against Southampton.

Starting with the hosts, while Southampton might have gained plenty of plaudits since opening the 2020/2021 campaign, the Saints do find themselves enduring a recent blip. With Ralph Hasenhüttl missing from the St. Mary’s dugout last time out against West Ham, it was a sluggish display from their European dreamers. Having to settle for a 0-0 stalemate and watching the Hammers miss a string of second-half chances, the one-time RB Leipzig boss finds his side enduring a four-match Premier League winless run. Dropping back-to-back points against West Ham and Fulham over the past week, Southampton have also shown some extended issues in the final third. Despite managing to call on attacking MVP Danny Ings last time out, Monday’s hosts have drawn a blank in each of their last three apperances on the spin.

As for the visitors, also putting in what was a toothless display last time out against Newcastle, Liverpool are a side desperate to make a return to winning ways. While the defending champions might just about be managing to hang into their spot at the top of the table, Jurgen Klopp’s side flattered to deceive in their 0-0 stalemate against the Magpies. However, despite dropping back-to-back points against Newcastle and top-flight returners West Brom, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will be boosted by what is a very impressive record against the Saints. Including putting in what was a rampant display when they last faced off against Southampton last season, the Reds picked up a 4-0 romp and they have now won each of their last six straight contests against Monday’s hosts.

Bet: Liverpool 5/8 to beat Southampton in Monday’s Premier League contest @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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