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Southampton FC vs Liverpool FC predictions, betting tips and preview: Saints to deny Van Dijk a victory

  • Southampton vs Liverpool predictions for their Premier League match on Sunday
  • Virgil van Dijk returns to face the club he left in January
  • Read on for our free predictions and betting tips
Virgil van Dijk at the end of a Europa League match during his time with Southampton (credit: Getty Images)

Southampton vs Liverpool predictions for Sunday’s Premier League match at St Mary’s Stadium. Saints are unbeaten in their last six games. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Southampton vs Liverpool betting tips

Southampton have struck their best run of form this season and could be worth backing to deny Virgil van Dijk and his Liverpool team-mates a victory on the south coast.

Whether it is a coincidence or something more significant, since Southampton sold Van Dijk to Liverpool for £75million at the very start of 2018 their results have picked up considerably.

The wantaway Dutch defender’s situation could have been a distraction or disruption for the Saints. But it’s actually at the attacking end of the pitch where they have improved in this calendar year and Jack Stephens, who is forming a very promising central defensive partnership with Wesley Hoedt, has remarkably found the net in each of the last three games.

That duo were noted performing superbly together to keep out Manchester United at Old Trafford on December 30 and interestingly, whenever they have played together from that match onwards Southampton have not been defeated.

James Ward-Prowse of Southampton runs with the ball during a pre-season friendly match (Getty Images)
They will obviously be given a very difficult test by Liverpool’s Salah-Mane-Firmino triumvirate this weekend, but former Reds assistant manager Mauricio Pellegrino, now in charge of Southampton, will be encouraged that both Swansea and West Brom have turned over Jurgen Klopp’s side in recent weeks.

It’s only one win in four for Liverpool, who were twice pegged back by Tottenham in a dramatic finale at Anfield last Sunday, and Pellegrino could either try Swansea’s stifling approach or have a go at the opposition’s suspect defence in order to try and get a result here.

The latter option may be the better one because Huddersfield attempted to contain Liverpool and that policy backfired quite spectacularly.

However, there is certainly enough recent encouragement for Southampton to think they can get something out of this game and their supporters could have the last laugh over Van Dijk, who is sure to receive a hostile reception for the manner of his departure from the club.

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  • Southampton have failed to score in their last three Premier League matches against Liverpool
  • But Liverpool have won only one of the latest six league and cup meetings between these clubs
  • Liverpool’s 13 away matches in the Premier League this season have contained 54 goals, seven more than any other team

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Southampton FC vs Liverpool FC predictions, betting tips and preview: Saints to deny Van Dijk a victory

Southampton vs Liverpool predictions for Sunday’s Premier League match at St Mary’s Stadium. Saints are unbeaten in their last six games. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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