Southampton vs Liverpool 02/22/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Liverpool vs Southampton
Sunday 22nd February 2015 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Southampton 6/4 Draw 12/5 Liverpool 2/1 See the Latest Odds
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One of the games of the weekend in the Premier League comes from Saint Mary's where Southampton will host Liverpool. Brendand Rodgers Liverpool have been tough to beat of late and are the inform team in the Premier league at the moment with four wins and two draws in the last six league games. The return of Daniel Sturridge has been a massive plus for the reds and the form of Jordan Henderson, Couthino and Ibe have all been massive pluses for Liverpool. Raheem Sterling continues to be one of the key figures for Liverpool as the young forward continues his progress under Rodgers. Balotelli has started to become an impact sub scoring in his last two appearances from the bench. The question now is are Liverpool good enough to beat Southampton away from home.
Southampton are still the fairy tale story of the season thus far and Ronaldo Koeman will be a runaway leader for Manager of the year in my opinion. Southampton have the best defence in the league and they have shown in recent weeks even against the best offences in the league they dont concede. Holding Chelsea to one and holding Arsenal/Everton and West Ham scoreless. This is a serious defence and with Pelle, Tadic and Long at the other end of the field Southampton have plenty of attacking threat themselves. In fact in the first game of the season Southampton were very unlucky to leave anfield with nothing in a game they probably could and should have won.
Tough game to call here, while Liverpool are the form team they have only beaten one top six team and that was against Tottenham. Southampton have the best defence in the league and while Liverpool do have a potent offence I think Southampton's defence will hve the measure of them. I'm going to take Southampton to get the unexpected win here.