Swansea v Liverpool – Premier League Betting Guide: 22nd Jan 2018

Monday 22nd January 2018  

Swansea City v Liverpool 20:00, Sky Sports

 

Liverpool will still be buzzing after beating Man City last Sunday in front of their home fans and with just over a week’s rest then Klopp’s men should be fresh and raring to go again.

Next up for the Reds is an away trip to Swansea, who are currently bottom of the table. Yes, on pure form Liverpool should winning this one easily and are as low as 1.30 in the match betting market, with the draw 5.75 and Swansea 12.00.

However, playing a side away from home that is in a relegation dogfight is not always as straight-forward as it might seem.

The Swans are fighting for their top-flight survival and if the home fans can get behind their side then you never know.

Yes, when the sides met at Anfield earlier this season that resulted in a comfortable 5-0 win for Liverpool, but the repeat of this fixture last term does give Swansea a few more signs of encouragement with that one ending Swansea 1-2 Liverpool.

What are the other key head-to-head stats?

The last four meetings have produced Over 2.5 goals, so at 1.66 this will be an option for punters, while with both teams scoring in 4 of the last 5 clashes then there looks to be some value in the 2.10 on offer on this happening again.

With just one draw in the last 10 head-to-heads then when these sides meet there is generally a winner, but with Liverpool having scored in their last 10 league games vs the Swans then you feel that if the home side want to win this they will probably need to score 2+ goals.

Swansea’s current league form sees them having won just one of their last 7, so if they do want to stay in the English top-flight they will need to turn that around quickly.

However, for the purpose of this game it’s the scorers markets that make the most appeal. Swansea’s Abraham (4.75 anytime) and Ayew (5.00 anytime) are their current league top-scorers on 4 goals, but it’s the Liverpool players that catch the eye.

Of course, the in-form Mo Salah, who has already netted 18 league goals this season, will be popular at 4.00 (1st) or 1.80 (anytime), but it’s Roberto Firmino that we are most interested in. (odds are subject to change)

Why? Well, the Liverpool man simple loves playing against Swansea. He’s scored 5 goals in the last three head-to-heads and heads into the game in cracking order. You can back pocket Brazilian to find the back of the net again at 2.10, or if you are felling braver – he’s 5.00 to get the games opening goal.

 

Best Bet: FIRMINO TO SCORE ANYTIME @2.10

 

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Swansea City v Liverpool 20:00, Sky Sports

– Already played this season, Liverpool 5-0 Swansea
– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Swansea 1-2 Liverpool
– The last 4 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
– Firmino (Liverpool) has scored 5 goals in the last 3 head-to-heads
– 1 DRAW in the last 10 head-to-heads
– Liverpool have scored in their last 10 league games vs Swansea
– Swansea have won just 1 of their last 7 home league games
– Abraham and Ayew (4 goals) are Swansea’s top league scorers this season (20 goals)
– Salah is Liverpool’s top league scorer this season (18 goals)