Southampton take on Liverpool at St Mary’s on Tuesday evening, May 17, in round 37 of the AFL. The visitors should take advantage of City’s misfortune to put the championship back in the reigns. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet app review.
German international Ralf Huysenhüttl’s side sit 15th in the AFL table with 40 points from 36 games played. The Magpies had a fine winter, losing just once in 13 games. However, the Red-Whites are having a poor spring, with just one win in eleven games so far. There have been 41 goals scored and 61 conceded. Last Saturday, they lost away to Brentford 3-0, before suffering a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.
It is probable that the players have lost all motivation, and are already on their way to the summer holiday. The team’s top scorer is English midfielder James Ward-Prowse, with 9 goals under his belt. Albanian forward Armando Brough and Scottish midfielder Charlie Adams combined for 13 goals. Only reserve goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and centre-back Valentino Livramento are in the club’s sickbay.
Jurgen Klopp’s side sit second in the national championship with a total of 86 points after 36 games played. They have scored 89 goals (more than any other team) and conceded 24. There have been 15 victories in their last 17 games in the Premier League. The team is solely trailing City in the table lead (the difference is only 1 point). The Mane-Salah-Jota link-up is on fire: They have scored an incredible 52 goals for three in the APL. The Merseyside side have seven wins in their last eight games. Last week, they beat stalwart Aston Villa 1-2 away.
And then, last Saturday, they won the domestic cup, beating Chelsea at Wembley – again, 1-0 on penalties. On top of that, the Reds will face a Champions League final in late May, making it a good season for the visitors. They have injured holding midfielder Fabinho and also questionable whether Salah will feature in the game with Van Dijk.
The teams have already met each other in the first round of the current national championship, and then the Merseyside side crushed their opponents at Anfield with a score of 4-0.
Southampton vs Liverpool
The Saints have openly given up playing in the spring and are in crisis. The players are on holiday in their minds, there are no tournament goals left – so why expose themselves to the risk of injury and give everything they have on the pitch? An opponent in this state is certainly no match for today’s Liverpool, who are extremely motivated and are on a great run. They won the FA Cup at the weekend, which will give Klopp’s men plenty of energy. The German specialist has a bench that will allow him to replace both Fabinho and Salah. We’re betting on the visitors’ victory with a -1 handicap.