Betting. Liverpool vs Southampton [25.01.17] : Saints to disappoint Klopp’s side

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Betting. Liverpool vs Southampton [25.01.17] : Saints to disappoint Klopp’s side

EFL Cup, semi-finals, second leg

first leg 0-1

25.01.2017

Bet: Double Chance: Southampton Or Draw

Liverpool obviously got exhausted. The Reds couldn’t win a single match in all tournaments since the early January (if sports betting experts didn’t take into account Third Round Replay in FA Cup against Plymouth). Moreover, on Saturday Jürgen Klopp’s side was shameful beaten by underdog Swansea City 2-3 on Anfield. And before that the team made three draws alongside with defeat in EFL Cup first semi-final against Southampton. So placing bets you should remember merseysiders are tired, lost their boldness and have problems with line-up.

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At the same time Southampton has already improved its mood drastically. During Christmas – New Year marathon the team showed completely frustrating results that was convenient for placing bets. However, since the victory in EFL Cup first semi-final the business has gone upward. Norwich City was beaten in FA Cup with score 1-0 and then the reigning champion Leicester Coty was destroyed in St. Mary Stadium 3-0. Yes, while betting you have noticed the defeat from Burnley in Premier League but it was after EFL Cup semis and the team was tired.

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In any case bookmakers’ offices are sure that both clubs have equal chances to qualify into EFL Cup final. So the betting odds are “To Qualify: Liverpool” (1.83) and “To Qualify: Southampton” (1.83). However, in the second leg The Reds are surprisingly considered as the clear favourite at odds of 1.53. At the same time The Saints were named as underdog (6.50) alongside with the Draw at odds of 4.20. Such anticipations are much unexpected because Jürgen Klopp has no Senegalese Sadio Mané that was delegated to Cup of African Nation 2017. And without him there are huge problems in attack because Philippe Coutinho isn’t fit enough to make the difference. Yet, Southampton will be highly motivated after win at home. So gamblers may take such bets as “Double Chance: Southampton Or Draw” (2.40).

As to the performance we don’t think there will be too much goals. The Saints are obviously going to place bets on defence as The Reds need to score but with such attack it’ll be problem. So it’s logically to take Total Match Goals Under 2.5 at odds of 2.05. By the way Southampton are enough successful on Anfield (1-1-2) in last four matches in Premier League.