Southampton v Liverpool - Saturday 15:00
Southampton’s form has stuttered recently, their 2-1 defeat at Hull the second in succession, though their winless streak only stretches to three matches and included games against a rampant Chelsea and away to Man City. They remain in the top half, and whatever the result here Claude Puel can still feel satisfied with his start to Premier League management. Indeed, against Hull the Saints should have put the game to bed in the first half, and should be expected to add to their ‘goals for’ column in the Premier League table this weekend.
Liverpool continue to be involved in high-scoring affairs, their 6-1 thrashing of Watford the ninth game out of 10 across all competitions where there has been at least three goals. In the Premier League they’ve managed to score at least four goals in five of their 11 fixtures, but as per usual they failed to keep a clean sheet against the Hornets. Their only top-flight outing so far this season where they’ve managed to shut out the opposition came against Man Utd, with Jose Mourinho clearly setting his side up to slow down the pace and frustrate the crowd. Indeed, though they only conceded one against Watford, Loris Karius had a fair few saves to make in order to keep the score down, but that he did will provide further optimism for the red half of Merseyside.
Both teams have scored in nine of Southampton’s last 11 home matches, and with Liverpool this eventuality is virtually a given. At odds of 3.8, we think Liverpool/both teams to score offers fantastic value, especially with Klopp’s side failing to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 on the road.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus