Betting. Southampton vs Liverpool [11.01.17] : goals to come on St Mary's Stadium

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Betting. Southampton vs Liverpool [11.01.17] : goals to come on St Mary's Stadium

EFL Cup

Semi-finals, first leg

11.01.2017

Bet: Total Match Goals Over 2.5

Despite completely miserable results during Christmas marathon Southampton isn’t considered to be an obvious underdog in home leg of EFL Cup semi-finals. Bookies posted on such odds as 3.00 on its 90 minute win and the Draw is evaluated by 3.25. Sports betting experts couldn’t predict that Claude Puel’s team had lost all three Premier League matches to Tottenham Hotspurs, West Bromwich Albion and Everton with total score 2-9. Moreover, on Saturday The Saints didn’t manage to overcome Norwich City in Third Round of FA Cup. Bets said it was draw 2-2.

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Liverpool is still in title race in Premier League getting over through Christmas marathon matches with minimum losses. However, in recent Red’s matches betting people had some problems with outcome predictions. On Sunday at home reserve line-up of Jürgen Klopp’s team couldn’t win over Plymouth Argyle (draw 0-0) in Third Round of FA Cup. And earlier merseysiders had drawn 2-2 with Sunderland in Premier League. However, placing bets take into consideration that in December Liverpool gained four victories in a row. So it’s reasonable that bookies named the club as favourite with odds of 2.37.

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At the same time sports betting admit that Southampton lost two last home matches in Premier League. It was complete frustrating defeat 1-4 from Tottenham Hotspurs on Boxing Day that was followed by 1-2 defeat from West Bromwich Albion. Besides, earlier The Saints had a 6-match unbeaten series on St Mary's Stadium with the only lost to Chelsea at home in all competitions. As to Liverpool it is very unstable in away matches. The Reds can beat top clubs but loose points with underdogs. That’s why such bets as “Double Chance: Southampton Or Draw” (1.50) should be considered.

Supposing that Jürgen Klopp needs a trophy Liverpool will be with main player line-up. So the goal performance in the match is expected to be high. That’s why gamblers may place bets on Total Match Goals Over 2.5 with odds of 2.00. Moreover, Southampton regularly scores at home and The Reds do the same in away games. Therefore “Both Teams To Score: Yes” (1.73) option is available. However, this season battle on St Mary's Stadium between this clubs ended with 0-0 draw.