Southampton hosts Liverpool in a game where only honor is at stake. While Southampton, already facing relegation, continue to accumulate losses, the in-form Liverpool side is expected to overshadow the beleaguered Saints.
Destined for the Championship, Southampton conceded their Premier League status weeks ago. They’ve secured only one win from their last 15 matches and are set to finish at the bottom of the league table.
Currently on a five-match losing streak, Southampton suffered a 3-1 defeat to Brighton in their last Premier League outing. Two goals down at half-time, a second-half goal by Mohamed Elyounoussi served as little more than a consolation. Despite this, Ruben Selles’ team heads into Sunday’s season finale hoping to end the campaign on a positive note, despite only one win from their last nine home games, which included seven losses.
Liverpool, on the other hand, come off a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. Falling behind in the first half, the Reds struggled before Roberto Firmino, in his final Anfield appearance, managed to clinch a point from the bench. The draw against Villa was a setback for Liverpool, who were in the race for a top-four finish after a string of strong performances. However, Jurgen Klopp’s team remains among the Premier League’s most in-form sides, with seven wins from their last eight games.
Liverpool as the clear favorites with odds of 4/11 for the win. Southampton is seen as the underdogs, even on home turf, with bet365 pricing a victory at 6/1. Past Encounters Liverpool hold the advantage in historical encounters, with 49 wins to Southampton’s 24 and 21 draws out of 94 total matches. Liverpool also have a winning streak against the Saints, clinching a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture in November.
Player Betting Tips
Players in Focus James Ward-Prowse, with his deadly set pieces, has been a key source of goals for Southampton this season. The midfielder is Southampton’s top scorer with eight Premier League goals. Bet365 sets his odds of scoring on Sunday at 23/5. On Liverpool’s side, all eyes will be on Mohamed Salah. With 19 Premier League goals this season and seven in his last 10 matches, Salah is the player to watch. Bet365 prices his odds of continuing his scoring streak at 10/11.