Southampton vs LiverpoolEnglish Premier League, KO: 16:30 May 28, 2023, St Mary’s Stadium
There is only pride at stake as Southampton host Liverpool in their final Premier League fixture of the season. The already relegated Saints are still racking up the defeats and should be no match for the Reds, who have been in good form lately.
Southampton are preparing for life in the Championship after confirming their relegation a few weeks back. They are set to finish at the foot of the standings and head into Sunday’s clash with just one win from their last 15 matches.
The Saints ate currently on a five-match losing run and were beaten 3-1 at Brighton in their previous Premier League fixture. They went into the break two goals down with Mohamed Elyounoussi's second half effort proving a mere consolation.
Southampton will go into Sunday’s season finale looking to end the campaign on a high note and give their fans something to cheer about. However, Ruben Selles’ men have claimed just one win in their last nine home matches, suffering seven defeats in that run.
Liverpool are coming off a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in their previous Premier League fixture. They fell behind midway through the first half and laboured for much of the encounter before Roberto Firmino came off the bench to salvage a point in his final game at Anfield.
That result was major blow to Liverpool, who had found their form in recent weeks and played themselves into contention for a top four finish. Still, Jurgen Klopp’s remain one of the most in-form teams in the Premier League having won seven of their last eight matches.
Liverpool have also impressed on their recent travels and are currently on a three-match winning run away from home. Among their results in that run is a 6-1 triumph at Leeds United while they also claimed a 3-0 victory at Leicester City in their previous fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
Liverpool have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies and are priced at 4/11 by Paddy Power to claim the win. Southampton are outsiders at home at 6/1 with bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 19/4 by Unibet.
Head to head
Liverpool have a 49-24 advantage with 21 draws from 94 previous matches with Southampton. The Reds have also won the last four meetings and claimed a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in November.
Players to watch
James Ward-Prowse’s set pieces have been one of the major sources of goals for Southampton the season and he will be the one to watch on Sunday. The midfielder is their leading scorer with eight Premier League goals and could be backed to find the net at 23/5 by Unibet.
Mohamed Salah will be the one to watch for Liverpool as he looks to add to his 19 Premier League goals this season. The forward has also found the net seven times in his last 10 matches and is priced at 10/11 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been a few one-sided wins for Liverpool in their recent meetings with Southampton, so a -1 handicap can be considered at 21/20 with Betfred. The Reds have also won both halves in two of their last three away matches and a similar outcome is priced at 23/10 by Paddy Power.
Southampton have seen over 3.5 goals in three of their last four matches and a repeat is valued at evens with bet365.
This English Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool will be played on May 28, 2023 and kick off at 16:30. Check below for our tipsters best Southampton vs Liverpool prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.