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Southampton and Liverpool meet at St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, in play for the first round of the League Cup semifinals.
The history of clashes between the two teams favors the Liverpool team: in the last 10 games played in various competitions, the visiting team won 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses.
The Southampton team arrives in this game with a 2-2 draw at Norwich, adding to their fourth consecutive game without winning the official game: goals scored by Whittaker (2 goals) and Naismith (2 goals). In the previous qualifiers, the home team eliminated Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Arsenal.
In the past 10 games, Claude Puel’s team scored an average of 1.1 goals and conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game, showing some flaws in the relegated sector. It is worth mentioning that 60% of these games ended with more than two goals in the final score.
The worst period of the home team, is between the 76 ‘to 90’, when they scored 2 goals and conceded 8 goals. It is important to remember that the team opened the scoring in 5 of the last 10 games, in only 2 of these games won in the late 90’s.
The Liverpool team arrives at this unmotivated game, due to the draw at home against Plymouth, who contend for the English fourth division. In the previous qualifiers, visitors eliminated Burton, Derby County, Tottenham and Leeds United.
Looking at the 10 previous games it is possible to verify that the visitors scored on average 2 goals and suffered on average 0.9 goals per game, showing great quality in the offensive sector. It is worth mentioning that 50% of the games finished with more than two goals in the final scoreboard.
The best period of the players of Jürgen Klopp, is between 61 ‘to 75’ of game, period in which they scored 5 goals and did not concede any goal. It is worth mentioning that in the 8 games in which they opened the scoring, in 5 of these games they won in the late 90 ‘.
Prediction: over 2.5 goals @ 2.05