A huge game at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon as the Saints host Liverpool. How does Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) see the game going?
Southampton v Liverpool | Sunday 16:15 | Sky Sports 1
There’s no doubt this is one tricky puzzle to solve, so it’s with no massive degree of confidence I embark on trying to solve it. Unfortunately the bosses at WeLoveBetting wouldn’t accept TOO HARD.
It’s hard to pick holes in either team to be honest. You wanna have a pop at Southampton? Well, six wins out of nine in the league and just one defeat will send you packing.
Getting lippy about Liverpool? How does one 90 minute defeat in 23, and five wins in their last six matches sound then?
If you really want to get naggy then focus on the lack of goals from both these sides. Both are well adrift of the Top 3 with Southampton on 38 and Liverpool two behind. When you consider the Anfield side smashed in 101 last campaign, that’s a big drop off.
In fact, six of the last seven Saints league games paid out punters who backed Under 2.5 Goals. Liverpool can hold a candle to that tally too, with eight of their last 11 matches seeing fewer than three goals.
BetVictor go best price on that outcome occurring again at odds of 31/40. It’s hardly going to make you rich is it. So, I’ll be braver and back Under 2 Goals on the Asian Handicap goal line. This gives me the security of a stake-return if exactly two are scored. 888 Sport offer 7/5 and that suits me.
Southampton v Liverpool – Under 2 Goals Asian Handicap (7/5 888 Sport)