19:00 GMT 05 April 2019
The Premier League title race could not be closer at this late stage of the season as both Manchester City and Liverpool are fighting for English football’s biggest prize. The latter are in action on Friday evening as they take a trip to Southampton.
Southampton won’t take confidence from their recent meetings with Liverpool as they haven’t beat them in the league at the last five attempts. However, they’ve lost just one of the last three at St Mary’s against the Reds. The reverse fixture back in September was comfortable for Liverpool as they won 3-0 but goals aren’t a common theme when they meet as over 2.5 goals have been scored in just two of the last seven.
An unlikely victory for the Saints will take them 14th while a point will move them into 15th. Although they will be without Jannik Vestergaard, Shane Long and Michael Obafemi who are all injured. Latest matches: Southampton FC
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Latest matches: Southampton FC
The visitors will go top of the table with a win and that is the only outcome they will happy with. Virgil van Dijk is a doubt for the favourites while Joe Gomez probably won’t return. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in training though.
Latest matches: Liverpool FC
|31.03.2019||Prem||Liverpool FC||Tottenham Hotspur||2:1||W|
|17.03.2019||Prem||Fulham FC||Liverpool FC||1:2||W|
|13.03.2019||UEFA||Bayern Munich||Liverpool FC||1:3||W|
|10.03.2019||Prem||Liverpool FC||Burnley FC||4:2||W|
|03.03.2019||Prem||Everton FC||Liverpool FC||0:0||D|
Even though Southampton are fighting for their lives near the bottom end of the table, Liverpool are still huge favourites to come away with all three points. The Reds have been exceptional at the back this term and if van Dijk starts, I would recommend them keeping a clean sheet whilst also winning but if the Dutch centre-back is injured then you should be more cautious.
05 April 2019 - 19:00 GMT
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