Liverpool (0) vs. (1) Southampton: Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg – Match Preview

Liverpool and Southampton meet at Anfield in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final on Wednesday evening.

The first leg finished 1-0 in favour of Southampton, with Nathan Redmond scoring the only goal.

Southampton missed numerous chances and should be holding a more sizeable advantage.

Liverpool were beaten in the league by Swansea City at Anfield over the weekend, despite two goals from Roberto Firmino.

Southampton ended a four game losing streak in the league as they eased past the champions Leicester City 3-0!

Form guide: Liverpool W1 D2 L2; Southampton W3 D1 L1
Capital One Cup top scorers
Liverpool – Daniel Sturridge 4 goals
Southampton – 6 players on 1 goal

Match history
The league meeting between the two earlier in the season finished goalless in a match of very few chances.

The two teams met in the Capital One Cup last season, with Liverpool winning 6-1 at St. Mary’s!

Last five meetings (Premier League unless state)
Southampton 1 Liverpool 0 (Capital One Cup) – 11/01/17
Southampton 0 Liverpool 0 – 19/11/16
Southampton 3 Liverpool 2 – 20/03/16
Southampton 1 Liverpool 6 (Capital One Cup) – 02/12/15
Liverpool 1 Southampton 1 – 25/10/15

Both teams to score – 19/20 with Betfair

Team news
Joel Matip is likely to start here having been made available again by FIFA, with Ragnar Klavan dropping out.

Daniel Sturridge could start here and captain Jordan Henderson should be fine despite picking up a heel injury.

Key defender Virgil van Dijk is a major doubt for Southampton after he went off on the weekend against Leicester.

Jack Stephens will replace the Dutchman if he fails to prove his fitness.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-3-3): Karius; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Lallana; Firmino, Sturridge, Coutinho
Southampton (4-3-3): Forster; Soares, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand; Hojbjerg, Romeu, Clasie; Redmond, Long, Tadic

Predictions

Result: Liverpool (1/2 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 3-1 (12/1 with Sky Bet)

Anytime Goalscorer: Daniel Sturridge (5/4 with Sky Bet)

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