Preview:Southampton – Liverpool (11.02.2018)

Southampton
He is on the 15th position in the Premier League, with 26 points, only 2 points more than the last three teams in the league, Huddersfield, Stoke City and Swansea.
He crosses a fairly good time in the championship, with 4 consecutive positive results, 3 draws and one victory.
It comes after a victory on West Brom, 3: 2, Lemina, Stephens and Ward-Prowse, who managed to score the three goals of the “sister” within 15 minutes.
He occupies the 17th position in the standings of the home games, where he has not won a 6-game championship victory.
Striker Charlie Austin is injured and will not be able to play in this match.
The probable team for this match, 4-2-3-1 game system: McCarthy (GK); Cedric (RB), Bertrand (LB), Stephens (RCB), Hoedt (LCB); Lemina (CDM), Romeu (CDM); Ward-Prowse (RAM), Tadic (CAM), Boufal (LAM); Long (ST).

Liverpool
He occupies the last position on the podium in the Premier League, with 51 points, 5 points less than the second place Manchester United and 1 point more than the fourth position, Chelsea.
He has a good period, with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the last 5 stages of the championship.
He comes after a home draw against Tottenham, 2: 2, Mohamed Salah managing a double in this match, not enough to bring his team’s victory.
He is in third place and in the standings of disputed parties, being equal points in this ranking with two other teams, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Nathaniel Clyne and Ragnar Klavan are injured and will not be able to play in this match.
The probable team for this match, 4-3-3 game system: Karius (GK); Gomez (RB), Lovren (RCB), Van Dijk (LCB), Robertson (LB); Henderson (CDM), Can (RCM), Milner (LCM); Mane (LW), Frimino (CF), Salah (RW).

Direct meetings
The last 5 direct meetings of all the competitions were quite balanced, with few goals on both sides, 2 games ending 0: 0, 2 with a score of 1: 0 for the “saints”, while Liverpool once imposed , with a 3: 0 win in the tournament, Salah managing a double in this match, being second on the Coutinho scoreboard.

My tip: Southampton vs Liverpool
There will be no easy match for Liverpool, Southampton being on a positive trend, a trend confirmed by the victory gained on the WBA terrain, 3: 2, a victory that has succeeded in a series of 3 draws in the championship.
However, Southampton is very close to the relegable places, only 2 points to these places and does not allow for a defensive game.
With Mohamed Salah in great shape and with 3 consecutive matches in all competitions where he scored 2 goals, it’s hard to believe that Liverpool will not be able to score at least one goal on a team that has an average of 1.46 goals scored match, Liverpool having the second attack in the championship, with 59 goals scored.