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Liverpool vs Southampton - 9/22/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Liverpool will be hosting Southampton at Anfield for the next game in the English Premier League.

Liverpool had a big win midweek in the UEFA Champions League as the Reds beat PSG at home. It was a very impressive attacking performance from the Reds as the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino showed their class by scoring. The defense had some issues although this shouldn’t be a massive concern as PSG are an amazing attacking unit and most teams would concede goals against the likes of Mbappe and Neymar. With that win against PSG, Liverpool remains with a perfect record as the side has won all of their games. It has been a tough week for Liverpool as they have played PSG and Tottenham so I am expecting the manager to rest some of the big names in this match considering Southampton are a much weaker opposition.

Southampton, on the other hand, will be desperate to cause an upset. Many of the top Liverpool players such as Sane and Lovren were once Southampton players and while the talent at the Saints is greatly diminished, they will hope to put up a fight. Southampton got a draw against Brighton last weekend and also managed to beat Crystal Palace the weekend before. These result will give the team confidence although even the manager will know that this is a much harder game and it is unlikely that the Saints will get a result from this contest.

Liverpool won 3-0 when these two teams met last season at Anfield. It was a dominant performance by the Reds on that occasion.

All in all, I am going to pick Liverpool to win again. While Southampton have fought hard in the last 2 weeks, they are nowhere near the level of Liverpool. With the fans at Anfield behind the team, I see Liverpool winning.

Pick:
Liverpool

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