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Southampton v Liverpool: In-form visitors can hold firm to victor

| 15.03.2013

Liverpool travel to Southampton in an intriguing Premier League clash, and there is a chance that the visitors can repeat the 1-0 victory they scored in the reverse fixture this season at 7/1.

On the past three occasions the Merseysiders have beaten Southampton, a 1-0 scoreline has emerged, whilst half of the Saints’ defeats by that result have come at St. Mary’s this term.

The in-form Reds are 17/20 to simply win the game, and justification of those odds would mean they have triumphed in their past four games in succession.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have registered 15 times within those four matches too though, and so that statistic may be a deterrent for correct score backers to invest in a 1-0 away win.

Instead, a better bet may prove to be the Anfield outfit to win without conceding at 5/2, as they have done in two of their last three league outings.

They can alternatively be backed at 19/10 simply to keep a clean sheet, and that may be worth investment considering that half of the blanks Southampton have drawn this season have occurred on their own patch.

The Saints failed to find the net in their last game too, which may also lead punters to look at total result markets in this match.

It is 4/1 that Liverpool win a game featuring less than 2.5 goals, but considering their recent goalscoring form, that may be best avoided.

At 7/4, the possibility of them triumphing in a match containing in excess of 2.5 strikes looks more plausible, and such a bet would have reaped rewards in the Reds’ past four.

Luis Suarez is an obvious first scorer candidate in the game, and he is sure to prove popular at 7/2 to break the deadlock after hitting seven goals in his last four matches across all competitions.

Perhaps 7/1 Steven Gerrard is a worthy punt though, following the talismanic midfielder’s successful penalty last time out taking him to nine seasonal strikes.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee