Southampton vs Liverpool Tips
Relegated Southampton have confirmed Ruben Selles will leave the club at the end of the season. Saints have lost five in a row, and face an uncertain summer.
Liverpool might be locked in fifth by the time this match kicks off (depending on how Manchester United fare against Chelsea on Thursday night).
An impressive final couple of months of the season hit a wall last weekend as the Reds were held to a draw by Aston Villa, effectively ending their dreams of a late surge into the top four.
Jurgen Klopp’s future seems clearer, and few would be heading to the sports betting pages to go against Liverpool.
Even with a strong kick down the home straight, Klopp has been very realistic about Liverpool’s Champions League ambitions.
After the draw with Villa, he said, "I think the whole season is rather a season where we qualify for Europa League than for Champions League. We were for too long not good enough or ourselves."
It’s a fair assessment of their season, a campaign where they left themselves with far too much to do.
Liverpool have work to do in the transfer window, and Anfield waved goodbye to several long-serving players last weekend, which Klopp suggested might have been a distraction.
Their season can end on a strong note at St Mary’s, however, with Southampton heading for the Championship. They have by far the worst home record in the Premier League in 2022-23.
We would look for the visitors to win this at a canter. Their attack has blown several teams away in the spring months, and there’s nothing to suggest Southampton can keep this competitive.
Liverpool -1.5 at Evens is the best bet.
Bet on Liverpool at 888Sport
888Sport has the latest Liverpool odds for the 2022-23 season. Jurgen Klopp’s team are bound to be at the forefront of outright betting markets and will be favourites on a weekly basis in the Premier League.
Looking to build on a near-quadruple in 2021-22, the Reds are a must-watch this season.
Whether searching for Mo Salah Golden Boot odds or placing a wager on a 3-0 win this weekend, 888Sport has a wide range of Liverpool betting markets in 2022-23.
Liverpool Outright Betting 2022-23
Despite lifting the FA Cup and EFL Cup in 2021-22, it was a season of near misses for Klopp’s Reds.
Manchester City needed heroics late on in the final match of the season to stop Liverpool winning the Premier League, and they suffered Champions League final defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.
Liverpool are expected to come back stronger in 2022-23. Darwin Nunez has arrived for a massive fee, and Mohamed Salah’s contract was finally extended.
Premier League outright betting shows Liverpool are all but guaranteed to finish in the top two once again, with a price of 2/5.
They trail Manchester City in the outright winner market at 11/5, however, which is a price that could lure in a fair few bettors given how tight the title race was in the second half of 2021-22.
Unsurprisingly, Salah is again among the favourites to win the Golden Boot, slotting in just behind Erling Haaland and ahead of Harry Kane in the preseason odds.
The Egyptian is also Liverpool’s lead name in PFA Player of the Year betting, while Harvey Elliott is among the candidates for Young Player of the Year at a price of 14/1.
With three Champions League finals appearances in five years, the Reds are in the mix to lift the big-earred trophy once again, too. Only City have shorter odds.
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