Prediction and odds for the game: Southampton (11/2) vs Liverpool (2/5)
We are backing Luis Diaz to be an anytime at odds of 13/10
When: Tuesday 17 May 2022, Kick-off 19:45
Where: St. Mary’s Stadium
On Tuesday night, Liverpool travels to Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium as they attempt to take the Premier League title race to the last day of the season.
The Saints have been in poor form of late and are limping over the Premier League finish line. Even though 18th place Burnley trail the home side by six points with two league games remaining, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team cannot suffer relegation this season, as 17th place Leeds has just one league match left, so cannot catch the team from the south coast.
It is probably a good job they have enough points for survival, as the Saints head into this contest on the back of three defeats in their last four Premier League outings. Last time out, Southampton suffered a 3-0 hammering at Brentford. The game saw the Saints concede at least two goals for the fourth straight league campaign.
Their recent league form on home soil has been woeful, as Hasenhuttl’s team has lost four of their last five home Premier League matches.
To have any realistic chance of winning the title, Jurgen Klopp’s team must win their last two league games and then hope Manchester City fail to win their last match at home to Aston Villa.
The visitors head into this game on the back of winning the FA Cup on penalties against Chelsea following an eventful 0-0 draw in normal and extra-time.
Jurgen Klopp’s team are unbeaten in their last 17 Premier League matches, having recorded an impressive 14 wins. The Reds recorded a narrow 2-1 win at Aston Villa in their last league outing. The game saw the visitors score at least two goals for the seventh time in nine league outings.
Liverpool has been strong on their travels in the Premier League, as they are unbeaten in eight away games in the English top-flight, having recorded six victories in the process. The Reds have also been prolific on their travels of late in the English top-flight, having scored at least two goals in six of their last eight away games in the Premier League.
The FA Cup triumph came at a cost, as both Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were substituted due to injury. Neither of the pair is likely to feature in this clash, with the Champions League final against Real Madrid in less than two weeks.
This is a massive game for Liverpool, who seem to have been relentless of late. Salah and Van Dijk could be big absences. However, they have enough strength-in-depth to still come to the south coast and pick up a vital win.
We are backing this to be a relatively low-scoring encounter, as Liverpool may be drained from their Wembley exploits and Saints struggle for goals. Therefore, we are backing under 2.5 goals scored. The other bet we are backing is Luis Diaz to be an anytime goalscorer, as the Colombian looked like the Reds’ most dangerous attacking player against Chelsea.
Our Tips: We are backing Luis Diaz to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 7/4 and/or Luis Diaz to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 13/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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