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Liverpool vs Southampton 18 Nov 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions

Liverpool takes on Southampton at home in a game where the Reds should be back to full strength. Much of the Liverpool side is made up of ex-Southampton players and as a result I am sure both teams will enter this game with something to prove.

As far as attacking is concerned, Liverpool have one of the best teams in Europe. The combination of Mane, Salah, Firmino and Coutinho has been deadly and this has resulted in many goals all season long. Having said that, the defense is a major issue and it seems like they have no answers. The likes of Lovren and Matip are making basic errors on a weekly basis and this has resulted in the Reds dropping a lot of points. Improving the defense should be the main focus for this side and it will be interesting to see how Klopp addresses this issue.

On the other side of the coin, Southampton appears to be a side that is failing to play well together. The squad is filled with talent but they are not managing to get the job done on a consistent basis and that is a huge problem. This will be a tough game for the Saints as they are away from home and up against a strong side in Liverpool.

With all that in mind, I am going to predict Liverpool to win this game. The attacking strength should be too much for the Saints and as a result this bet makes sense in my opinion. In addition to that, the over 2.5 goals is also a good bet since the defensive issues of both teams are large.

 

Pick:
Liverpool

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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