Betting: Liverpool 12/1 to beat Southampton

Jurgen Klopp's men are favourites to secure a first leg lead in their EFL Cup semi-final clash with the Saints but new Betfair customers can take 12/1

Punters are already getting stuck into backing Liverpool for their EFL Cup semi-final meeting with Southampton with the Reds now a best price 11/8 (2.38) at the time of writing.

Those odds may now be a little too short for some to consider getting involved with but new Betfair customers are able to take an enhanced price of 12/1 (13.0) when opening an account. That huge price is sure to be one of the most popular offers around and offers new punters the chance to kick start their betting with a double-figure priced winner.

To take advantage of the 12/1 (13.0) simply sign up using the link provided, back Liverpool at the usual odds shown on site (23/20 at the time of writing) and if they win, the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value after the final whistle. Not only that, but Betfair will offer a further £100 in free bets to anyone taking up this offer.

Jurgen Klopp has named consistently strong line-ups for this competition and after losing out to Manchester City in the final last season, the 49-year-old is clearly intent on going one better this term.

The hosts drew 2-2 with Norwich in the FA Cup at the weekend but prior to that they had been soundly beaten by Everton, West Brom and Tottenham in their previous three Premier League games. The 2-0 win over an understrength Arsenal side back in November was one of just three wins for the south coast club in their previous 10 clashes in all competitions.

The absence of Charlie Austin and the defensive solidity that had been the backbone their recent success don't bode well as the home side prepare to face the most deadly attack in England.

With 48 goals in just 20 Premier League games this term, the likes of Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Divock Origi are well capable of inflicting another heavy defeat on a home side who have lost their way a little in recent weeks.

These two teams met in this competition last season with the Merseyside club coming out on top 6-1 at St Mary's and a similar result would see plenty of new Betfair players jumping for joy.

Having made a raft of changes for the 0-0 draw with Plymouth on Sunday, Klopp looks set to name a full strength side for this clash and the chance to back 12/1 (13.0) about the team who could well go off at Even money (2.0) or shorter looks a great value option for anyone without an account with the online bookmaker.

Liverpool to win at 12/1 (13.0) with Betfair Sportsbook

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