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Southampton v Liverpool Tips: Reds To Bank Another Three Points In The South Coast

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Liverpool will head south this Saturday in the second round of the fresh Premier League season and are of course looking to add another victory to their name following a 4-1 win against Norwich on the opening day of the season at Anfield.

We all know the head-to-head race between Liverpool and Manchester City for last years winners medal and after convincing wins from both sides in the first round of the Premier League it’s fair to expect that this season won’t be anything different.

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Liverpool rested Sadio Mané in their Anfield premiere last Friday due to his late arrival following this summers African Cup of Nations in Egypt but Divock Origi replaced him with class, creating the first goal and scoring the fourth himself after a perfect cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Even though the Belgian cult hero did replace Mané with grace it’s believed the Senegalese international will be back in the starting line-up, meaning one of the best front threes’ in Europe are back in place together. He started for the Reds in the European Super Cup Final in Istanbul on Wednesday night and looked in tremendous form and scored two goals – helping Liverpool to a penalty shoot out which they won after a save from Adrián on the fifth and final Chelsea pen from Tammy Abraham.

Southampton v Liverpool Betting Tips

Even though four goals and a buzzing Anfield did create a perfect start to the Premier League campaign for Liverpool on the opening day, there were of course also concerns following the injury to Alisson Becker. The Brazilian Golden Glove winner of last season are rumoured to miss anything between four to eight weeks, with both his calf and Achilles tendon being scanned and controlled.

But bar that, giving former West Ham keeper Adrián the chance to convince the Liverpool faithful that he is a good enough to fill in for a few weeks, Liverpool looks sharp and will travel south looking to add another victory to their tally. With the only concern right now, how much of a knock the game against Chelsea have taken to their fitness.

Southampton on their hand looked rusty at Turf Moor on the first weekend of the season, where Ashley Barnes added two goals to his name, before Johan Gudmundsson killed it of totally by adding a third. If Saints are planning to defend like that on Saturday, Liverpool will for sure enjoy themselves at St Mary’s.

After a big struggle in the first part of last season Ralph Hasenhüttl replaced Mark Hughes and injected a positive feeling in and around the team – but now will be the time where he proves if he’s the real deal or not.

Having beaten Chelsea in a 120 minutes long European Super Cup Final on Wednesday night there might be one or two surprise selections in Jürgen Klopp’s eleven if he feels the need of rotation. But no matter what, this Liverpool side should be strong enough to pick up all the three points from here.

Last season’s game at St Mary’s ended in a 3-1 win to The Reds, with Liverpool turning things around after an opening goal from Shane Long within only nine minutes of the game. Naby Keita outlined the score before half time before Mo Salah and Jordan Henderson secured the win late on.

I expect goals to be scored down south with both Sadio Mané and Bobby Firmino, who looked extremely sharp on the opening day, ready to add their first Premier League goals of the season to their names. Mo Salah is always a threat – and Liverpool also possess impact subs in players like Xherdan Shaqiri, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi.

With Alisson Becker out the chance for Southampton to break their column for goals scored is also more likely and, to be fair, the Liverpool defence also did struggle both against Norwich on the opening day and against Chelsea in mid-week.

That makes our first pick for the game Over 3,5 Goals at 17/10.

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Value is on Sadio Mané

Before the European Super Cup Final against Chelsea Sadio Mané was questioned regarding his lack of rest and vacation this summer but the Senegalese forward just laughed it off and pointed out that he really hadn’t rested for seven years and didn’t see a problem at all with that. He then started and scored two goals…

He will of course also be eager to keep pace with fellow attacking partner Mo Salah,who he shared last year’s Golden Boot with, in the Premier League. The two players both scored 22 goals in the Premier League last season and now heading back to Sadio Mané’s former employee we could expect him to add a little extra to his desire for a goal.

We expect Sadio Mané to score his first goal of the Premier League season down at the south coast on Saturday and we are backing him to Score Anytime at 13/10.

You can tell that the focus for this game is goals and with Liverpool as one of the sides that doesn’t come as a surprise. The Reds scored 89 goals in the Premier League last season and came quick of the mark against Norwich as well with four goals within the first half.

Jürgen Klopp might have some headache regarding the keeper situation and whether Joel Matip or Joe Gomez should partner Virgil van Dijk in the centre of defence – but while figuring that out he should be able to trust his front three to still do the business up top.

We do think there could be a copy-paste of the result from back in April with Liverpool winning 3-1. This is more of a cheeky bet for anyone wanting a good gamble and adding some extra flavour to the game but it would also make a lot of sense with Liverpool’s deadly attack always ready to score goals – and with a defence still looking to fully find their way back to the solidity of last year.

We are backing Liverpool To Win 3-1 at odds of 11/1.

Southampton will of course also be eager to get their first goal of the season and with former Liverpool man Danny Ings, who made his transfer to Saints permanent during the summer, and new signing Che Adams up top the home fans are hoping to celebrate a lot at St Mary’s this season.

It’s also, already, a key game for Liverpool with Manchester City and Tottenham going head to head at the Etihad Stadium shortly after full time here and a win is of course fundamental to put the pressure on Pep Guardiola’s men.

We expect an open and intense game with two managers open for an attacking high-press football.

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