Southampton welcome Liverpool to the St Mary’s on Saturday for their English Premiership week 28 clash.
Liverpool come into this encounter following a dramatic win against Swansea which ended 4-3 in favour of the Reds at the Anfield Stadium, and they will be hoping to mount pressure on the like of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City as the battle for the EPL gets intense.
The Reds are chalked up at evens (2.00) with Ladbrokes to claim another three points against the Saints this weekend while Mauricio Pochettino’s men can be backed at 13/5 (3.50) with the same firm to consolidate their place in the top half of the table with victory over Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Ladbrokes back the draw at 13/5 (3.50).
Southampton are yet to lose a game in their last five matches on home soil in all competitions but, with just one win in their last seven Premier League fixtures at St Mary’s and Pochettino will be willing to give the majority of the squad that slipped up 3-1 at West Ham the opportunity to atone for that defeat.
You can back both teams to score at 8/15 (1.53).
Liverpool have found the net at least twice in seven of their last eight Premier League matches and could well overrun a Saints side that has managed just one clean sheet in their last eight league fixtures on home soil. It is worth backing Rodgers’ at 29/10 (3.90) to win to nil.
Daniel Sturridge has been in sensational form for Brendan Rodgers’ men in recent weeks, having notched 11 goals in his last 10 matches for Liverpool and, with that in mind, the evens (2.00) quote from Ladbrokes for the 24-year-old striker to net first is likely to prove popular with punters.
The same firm go 4/1 (5.00) that the England striker finds the net at any time on Saturday, the same odds he shares with strike partner Luis Suarez.