In this way, Liverpool’s season would already be exceptional, but in this season finale, Klopp’s guys can even make history. After the FA Cup win against Chelsea, the Reds could garnish the cake with the icing of the Premiership and, to conclude with a flourish, also treat themselves to the Champions League.
To win the title of English champion, however, they must win the last matches scheduled (the one against Southampton, in fact, and the one against Wolverhampton) and hope that Manchester City will not do the same against Aston Villa in the last minute. As Antonio Conte says, however, first of all, Liverpool would do well to look at home.
After suffering a defeat to Brentford by a score of 3-0 in their most recent Premier League match, Southampton will be looking to get back on track with a victory.
During that game, Southampton had a 60% possession rate and 18 shots on goal, with 4 of those shots landing on target. In the game against them, Brentford had 18 shots on goal, but only five of them were on target. Brentford got goals from Pontus Jansson (in the 13th minute), Yoane Wissa (in the 14th minute), and Kristoffer Ajer (in the 79th minute).
In the most recent games, Southampton have demonstrated defensive grit much too infrequently to be considered a consistent threat. In their last six encounters, Southampton have failed to keep their opponents from scoring in five of those matches, which has resulted in the team allowing 15 goals to be scored against them.
Prior to this matchup, Southampton had not been victorious over Liverpool in either of their previous two matches in the league.
Prior to this match, Liverpool played Chelsea in an FA Cup match that ended in a scoreless draw.
Liverpool controlled the ball 53 percent of the time and had 17 shots on goal, only two of which were successful. The other team, Chelsea, had ten shots on goal, with two of them actually hitting the target. After a penalty shootout, Liverpool emerged victorious with a 6-5 score.
The Liverpool defenders have put in a string of extremely capable performances, which has led to a reduction in the number of goals conceded by their team, which now stands at four for their combined total of their most recent six matches. During the same time frame, their own forwards have scored 9 goals for them.
The eight league matches that Liverpool have played away from Anfield in the run-up to this game have all been won by the club.
Injured and suspended
Southampton: (Tino Livramento, Alex McCarthy, Nathan Tella)
Southampton vs Liverpool Predicted XI
Southampton Predicted XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Elyounoussi, Armstrong, Broja.
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Jones, Jota, Mané, Díaz.
Southampton will almost certainly find the back of the net against this Liverpool lineup, but one goal may not be nearly as many as they will have scored against them by the end of the game.
On the other hand, Salah and his teammates drew Manchester City, Chelsea, and Tottenham, while all the others ended with a victory. It is true that Liverpool could be distracted by the next matches, but Klopp’s guys in recent years have always shown maturity and mental strength.
As a result, we are forecasting a very close match with Liverpool emerging victorious with a score of 1-2 after regulation and overtime.
The Germans of Eintracht Frankfurt and the Scots of Rangers Glasgow will compete for the 2021/2022 Europa League title in the final scheduled at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville. It is not the first meeting between the two teams, even if the only precedent dates back to the 1959/60 European Cup when they faced each other in the semifinals. Then the Germans won both at home (6-1) and away (6-3). Those were the first of four games in which Eintracht played against Scottish teams; the other two were against Aberdeen, with a balance of one win and one draw. The list of Rangers’ commitments against German teams is decidedly denser: to date there have been 49 matches with a balance sheet of 17 wins, 16 draws, and 16 defeats.
The team that enjoys the most favorable of the predictions is Eintracht Frankfurt. The team coached by the Austrian Oliver Glasner reached this final without having lost a single game in the competition, and in the knockout phase also knocked out Barcelona, the team that was credited with the best prediction for the final victory. In the semifinals, however, came a double victory against West Ham United, coached by Scot David Moyes: Eintracht won in London 2-1 and then won 1-0 at home. Rangers’ European season had instead started in the Champions League by going out of the preliminaries against the Swedes of Malmoe. During the tournament, the team of the Dutch coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst suffered a total of 5 setbacks, and in the semifinals, underdogs against the other Germans of RasenBallsport Leipzig (who had eliminated Atalanta), overturned the result of the first leg when they lost in Leipzig 1-0, winning in Scotland 3-1.
The two teams have already reached the final stage of the competition that was once called the UEFA Cup: Eintracht won the title in the 1979/80 season, while Rangers were finalists in the 2007/08 edition. Overall, Eintracht has the 1979/80 cup to its name, and it was a finalist in the 1959/60 Champions Cup, losing to Real Madrid. Rangers have 4 European finals in their history, with the victory in the 1971/72 Cup Winners’ Cup against Dinamo Moscow and the defeats in the order of the 1960/61 Cup Winners’ Cup against Fiorentina, in the 1966 Cup Winners’ Cup against Bayern Munich, and in the aforementioned 2007/08 UEFA Cup against Zenit. Eintracht Frankfurt are 27th in the UEFA Ranking, while Rangers are in 34th place.
Eintracht Frankfurt DWLWDD
Eintracht Frankfurt entered this game with a 2-2 Bundesliga draw against Mainz.
During that game, Eintracht Frankfurt had 51 percent of possession and 11 shots on goal, with four of them finding the back of the net. Both Tuta (in the 25th minute) and Rafael Borré (in the 35th minute) scored for Eintracht Frankfurt. Mainz attempted 12 shots on goal, with 5 of them landing in the target area. Marcus Ingvartsen was the one who scored for Mainz in the 10th and 49th minutes.
In recent years, Eintracht Frankfurt have not demonstrated their defensive grit nearly as frequently as they would like. It will be a cause for concern for them that Eintracht Frankfurt have failed to keep their opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, thereby allowing 8 goals to be scored against them in that span of time.
Rangers are coming into this game on the heels of a victory in their most recent Premiership match, which saw them prevail over Hearts by a score of 1-3.
During that match, the Rangers were successful in gaining 58 percent of possession and making 12 shots on goal, with six of those shots hitting the target. All three: Cedric Itten (in the 32nd minute), Alex Lowry (in the 45th minute), and Cole McKinnon (in the 81st minute) scored for the Rangers. At the other end of the field, Hearts had nine shots on goal, of which three were on target. Hearts’ Peter Haring scored for Hearts in the twenty-fourth minute.
The numbers speak for themselves, and they show that the Rangers have been held scoreless in 5 of their last 6 matches, with their opponents scoring a total of 5 goals against them. The Rangers have witnessed the exposure of their weaknesses at the back.
Injured and suspended
Eintracht Frankfurt: (Jesper Lindström, Danny da Costa, Jan Schröder, Diant Ramaj, Martin Hinteregger, Erik Durm, Enrique Herrero García and Stefan Ilsanker).
Rangers: (Nnamdi Ofoborh, Filip Helander, Alfredo Morelos and Ianis Hagi)
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers Predicted XI
Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted XI: Trapp; Touré, Tuta, N’Dicka; Knauff, Sow, Rode, Kostić; Hauge, Kamada, Borré.
Rangers Predicted XI: McGregor; Goldson, Lundstram, Bassey; Tavernier, Jack, Kamara, Barišić; Wright, Aribo, Kent.
We believe that against this Eintracht Frankfurt team, Rangers will have a difficult time getting anything, as Eintracht Frankfurt will most likely score the crucial goal that wins the match.
Eintracht Frankfurt is the favorite in the final in Seville, but these matches can always contain surprises, and Rangers have reserved some surprises this season.
As a result, we anticipate a very close game that will end with Eintracht Frankfurt prevailing by a score of 1-0 when the final whistle blows.