Swansea City v Liverpool Betting Tips & Preview – Monday 22nd January 2018

Swansea City have shown a slight improvement lately under the management of Carlos Carvalhal. However, the Swans will be put to the test on Monday night when Jurgen Klopp’s in-form Liverpool visit the Liberty Stadium. The Reds are fresh off the back of last weekend’s stunning 4-3 win over Manchester City and will be confident of a comfortable win here.

Swansea prop up the Premier League table at present and need a real turnaround in fortunes if they are to avoid dropping down to the EFL Championship. The Welsh outfit have had some decent games against Liverpool in recent times, can they cause an upset on their own patch this Monday?

Top Tips

Liverpool to Win -2 @ 21/10

Liverpool to Win 3-0 @ 15/2

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Swansea City Form

Since Carvalhal inherited the managerial reigns from Paul Clement in December, Swansea have lost just one of their last five in all competitions. The former Sheffield Wednesday boss kicked off his time in Wales in superb style, with Swansea coming from behind to beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road. However, that remains their only league win in seven.

The Welsh club booked their place in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup in midweek, beating Championship high-flyers Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in a replay at the Liberty Stadium. Nevertheless, it’s the Premier League that Swansea need to focus on the most, as they find themselves four points from safety at the bottom and their stay in the top flight is under real threat.

MatchDateScoreResult
Swansea City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 17th January 2018 2-1 Win
Newcastle United v Swansea City 13th January 2018 1-1 Draw
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City 6th January 2018 0-0 Draw

Liverpool Form

Liverpool are a team in red-hot form at the moment having lost just one of their past 24 matches in all competitions. Since drawing 3-3 with Arsenal in a thriller at the Emirates, the Reds have won five league and cup matches in a row. Liverpool are also unbeaten since their 4-1 drubbing to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium back in October.

After becoming the first team to beat Man City in the Premier League this term last Sunday, the Merseysiders have moved up to third in the table, ahead of Chelsea on goal difference. Klopp’s boys will now turn their attention to Manchester United, who sit three points above them with a better goal difference.

MatchDateScoreResult
Liverpool v Manchester City 14th January 2018 4-3 Win
Liverpool v Everton 5th January 2018 2-1 Win
Burnley v Liverpool 1st January 2018 1-2 Win

Head to Head Stats

Back on Boxing Day, Liverpool put on a five-star showing against sorry Swansea at Anfield. Goals from Philippe Coutinho (now at Barcelona of course), Roberto Firmino (2), Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain secured an emphatic 5-0 victory for the Reds. However, last season, Swansea were one of only two teams to beat Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League.

The last time these two squared off in South Wales, Firmino and James Milner were on the scoresheet in a narrow 2-1 triumph for Klopp’s men. Still, Swansea have won two of the last four meetings between the pair and will not be afraid of their opponents.

MatchDateScoreResult
Liverpool v Swansea City 26th December 2017 5-0 Liverpool Win
Liverpool v Swansea City 21st January 2017 2-3 Swansea Win
Swansea City v Liverpool 1st October 2016 1-2 Liverpool Win

Injuries & Suspensions

Defender Mike van der Hoorn could be out again after suffering a hamstring injury in Swansea’s recent 1-1 draw at Newcastle United. Liverpool could once again be without defender Virgil Van Dijk, who has featured just once for the Reds since arriving in a record deal from Southampton.

Swansea City

  • Renato Sanchez - A doubt with a hamstring problem
  • Angel Rangel - Calf injury could prevent him from playing
  • Mike van der Hoorn - Defender has a hamstring injury
  • Tammy Abraham - Striker could miss out due to a hip problem

Liverpool

  • Alberto Moreno - Back in training after an ankle injury
  • Daniel Sturridge - Striker could return from a hamstring problem
  • Jordan Henderson - Set to miss out again with a hamstring injury
  • Virgil Van Dijk - Could be side-lined after picking up a hamstring strain
  • Nathaniel Clyne - Still out with a back problem

Betting Tips

Although nothing is a given in football, especially in the Premier League, Liverpool should have far too much quality for Swansea to handle on Monday night. The Swans have shown signs of life under Carvalhal, but this will no doubt be their toughest assignment yet.

Liverpool to Win -2

Liverpool have been on fire of late, netting 22 goals in their last seven encounters in all competitions since being held to a goalless draw by West Bromwich Albion in December. We fancy the Reds to score with ease in Wales, so have a punt on the tempting odds of 21/10 for Liverpool to win -2 on Monday.

Liverpool to Win 3-0

Liverpool have won 3-0 on four occasions in league and cup so far. Even without Coutinho, the Reds have several players who are capable of hurting Swansea’s defence on Monday. Back the visitors to cruise to a 3-0 win at 15/2.

Mohamed Salah to Score First

Mohamed Salah has been one of the standout performers in world football this season, scoring a staggering 25 goals for club and country so far. You can get the Egyptian at 11/4 to open the scoring in this one.

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