Liverpool vs Southampton prediction, odds & betting tips 28/02/2024

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Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Carabao Cup match at Wembley Stadium – Photo by Icon Sport

We're bringing you our FA Cup predictions for Liverpool vs Southampton live from Anfield on Wednesday night. Fresh off the back of their EFL Cup Final victory against Chelsea, Liverpool now look to progress into the next round of the FA Cup at the expense of Championship side Southampton.

Liverpool vs Southampton predictions: Injury-hit Liverpool to win

Liverpool vs Southampton Predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot Tip

BTTS

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

⚽ Total Goals prediction

Over 2.5 Goals

A stoppage-time goal from Virgil van Dijk handed Liverpool their first silverware of the season, as they defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the League Cup final. Southampton's promotion push took a hit at the weekend as they lost their second home game on the run 2-1 to Millwall.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Home win on the cards

  • HOME: 1/2 (1.50) – 66.7%
  • DRAW: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%
  • AWAY: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Liverpool have won five of their last six matches in all competitions and head into this FA Cup tie as the clear favourite with the bookmakers. The Saints have now lost three of their last four matches and make the daunting trip to Anfield in midweek.

Last five H2Hs: Liverpool dominate recent meetings

Others 17/07/23

Liverpool

Liverpool

0
Southampton

Southampton

0

England Premier League 28/05/23

Southampton

Southampton

4
Liverpool

Liverpool

4

England Premier League 12/11/22

Liverpool

Liverpool

3
Southampton

Southampton

1

England Premier League 17/05/22

Southampton

Southampton

1
Liverpool

Liverpool

2

England Premier League 27/11/21

Liverpool

Liverpool

4
Southampton

Southampton

0

Liverpool have won five of their last seven head-to-heads with Southampton. The pair played out a memorable 4-4 draw in their last encounter back in May but Southampton went on to suffer relegation from the Premier League that season.

Team news and form guide

Liverpool: In good form

Joel Matip, Diogo Jota, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Curtis Jones, Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah, Dominik Szoboszlai, Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic could all miss the midweek FA Cup clash with Southampton due to injury.

Predicted lineup: Kelleher (GK), van Dijk, Robertson, Konaté, Bradley, Endo, Mac Allister, Gomez, Elliott, Gakpo & Díaz

England Premier League 14/04/24

L

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

1

Liverpool

Liverpool

0

UEFA Europa League 11/04/24

L

Atalanta

Atalanta

3

Liverpool

Liverpool

0

England Premier League 07/04/24

D

Man Utd

Man Utd

2

Liverpool

Liverpool

2

England Premier League 04/04/24

W

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

Liverpool

Liverpool

3

England Premier League 31/03/24

W

Brighton

Brighton

1

Liverpool

Liverpool

2

Southampton: Lost three of their last four

Ross Stewart and Juan Larios make up the two main injury concerns for the visitors ahead of what should be a very tough match at Anfield.

Predicted lineup: Bazunu (GK), Stephens, Bednarek, Walker-Peters, Harwood-Bellis, Armstrong, Fraser, Aribo, Brooks, Smallbone & Adams

England Championship 16/04/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

Southampton

Southampton

3

England Championship 13/04/24

W

Watford

Watford

2

Southampton

Southampton

3

England Championship 09/04/24

W

Coventry

Coventry

1

Southampton

Southampton

2

England Championship 06/04/24

D

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

Southampton

Southampton

0

England Championship 01/04/24

L

Ipswich

Ipswich

3

Southampton

Southampton

2

Our free expert picks: Liverpool to do just enough to win

Liverpool are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 66.7%, and it's hard to disagree with the bookmakers even with Liverpool's current injury list. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Mohamed Salah is the bookmaker's pick to score in this FA Cup tie with odds of 1/1 (2.00) which has a probability of 50%, while teammate Darwin Nunez is priced at 13/10 (2.30) with a probability of 43.5%.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in five of Liverpool's last six outings.
  • Four of Southampton's last five matches have produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Other tips

Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

  • Liverpool have won five of their last seven meetings with the Saints.
  • Both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings between the two clubs.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Five of Liverpool's last six fixtures in all competitions have produced over 2.5 goals.
  • Five of Southampton's last six matches have witnessed at least three goals.
Conor Bradley player to watch
Conor Bradley of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup match at Wembley Stadium- Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Conor Bradley

Conor Bradley is enjoying his breakthrough season with Liverpool and his form has led some of the supporters to demand he stay in the team ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold once he returns from injury.

Ready to replace Alexander-Arnold at right-back?

The 20-year-old right-back has already scored his first league goal for the club and continues to bomb up and down the right-hand side, providing crosses for his teammates that have produced two assists in the FA Cup and three in the Premier League.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.