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Bet on Southampton vs Liverpool Sunday March 20 - English Premier League Preview

by Ian Palmer

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There’s another huge English Premier League showdown this Sunday, March 20 as Southampton hosts Liverpool down on the south coast at St. Mary’s. Both teams are making a late push for a top-four finish and a spot in next year’s European Champions League. They each have 44 points and sit seven behind fourth-place Man City, but Liverpool has a pair of games in hand on Southampton. Liverpool drew Man United 1-1 away at Old Trafford in the Europa League on Thursday to win 3-1 on aggregate while Southampton beat Stoke City 2-1 away in their last league outing.

Bet on Southampton vs Liverpool – Pinnacle Sports Soccer BETTING LINE:

  • Pinnacle Sports currently lists Southampton as the favorites at +171 with Liverpool +188 and a draw at +229

Southampton vs Liverpool – Head to Head:

  • The two clubs met in the League Cup in December with Liverpool hammering the Saints 6-1 at St. Mary’s. They also met in league action at Anfield in October and played to a 1-1 draw. Liverpool won 2-0 in their away encounter last season and earned a 2-1 decision in Southampton. Overall, the two squads have squared off 101 times in the past with Liverpool winning 51, losing 27 and drawing 23. Liverpool has won three in a row at St. Mary’s.

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Southampton sits in seventh position in the league with a record of 12 wins, eight draws and 10 losses with 38 goals scored and 30 allowed. At home, they have seven victories, three draws and five defeats with 25 goals for and 16 conceded. Southampton has six clean sheets at St. Mary’s and has been shut out three times. Overall, they’ve recorded 12 clean sheets and have failed to score on nine occasions. They have four wins, a loss and a draw in their past six home outings with all four wins being shut outs. However, they’re winless in the past two with a loss and draw.

Liverpool is tied with Southampton on points for seventh place with 12 wins, eight draws and eight losses. They’ve scored 43 goals and allowed 37 against. Clean sheets 4 Failed to score 2. The Reds have seven wins on the road along with tree draws and five defeats with 24 goals scored and 20 conceded. They’ve recorded five clean sheets away from Anfield and have been shut out five times. Overall, they have nine clean sheets and have failed to score in seven outings. Liverpool has four wins and two losses in their past six away fixtures.

Southampton as won three consecutive league matches and Liverpool has scored an average of three goals per game in their past six league contests. Saints’ goaltender Fraser Forster’s next clean sheet will be his 20th for the club. He’s played just 40 games for them so far and he could become the fourth-fastest Premier League goalie to reach 20 shut outs. Graziano Pelle scored both Southampton goals against Stoke to end a 12-game goalless streak in the league. Liverpool is aiming for their fourth-straight league win, which they last achieved in March of last year. The Reds have 13 goals in their past four league matches on the road.

Liverpool is expected to be without James Milner due to suspension as well as Kevin Stewart, Jordan Rossiter, Lucas Leiva, Joe Gomez and Danny Ings because of injuries. Southampton will be missing Charlie Austin, Florin Gardos and Jay Rodriguez due to injuries while Jose Fonte and Victor Wanyama are both suspended.

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