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22/01/2018 Kick Off:  8:00 pm Liberty Stadium V Predicted Score:1 - 3

Away Liverpool

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

When four become three. After the so-called ‘Fab Four’ was dismantled by Barcelona’s capture of Coutinho, it’s down to Salah, Firmino and Sadio Mane to continue Liverpool’s fine attacking form. All three scored against City, and if they do so again at the Liberty, then your 5/4 bet on Liverpool to score three or more goals will pay out. A 3-1 Reds win is 12/1.

2 We fancy:

Firmino to score and Liverpool to win at 7/2. The Liverpool No.9 has five in his last three appearances against Swansea and seven goals in his last nine Premier League games. Salah meanwhile has 13 in his last 13, and he’s an attractive 3/1 for the same bet.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Swansea to win and both teams to score at 25/1. It’s hard to see the hosts keeping Liverpool at bay for the full 90 minutes, so they’re likely to need at least a couple of goals to seal a shock win. Salah to score first before Swansea come from behind to record a memorable 2-1 victory is priced at 100/1.

Team News

Swansea's Last Six:

Swansea’s last six: Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3

Swans boss Carlos Carvalhal could welcome a trio of players back for this game, with Tammy Abraham, Renato Sanches and Angel Rangel all close to a return from injury. If those three are available, it would leave Mike van der Hoorn as Swansea’s only absentee.

Liverpool's Last Six:

Liverpool’s last six: Won: 5 Drawn: 1 Lost: 0

Jurgen Klopp could see as many as four players return to the fold, with Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno and record signing Virgil van Dijk all rated as 50/50. Jordan Henderson is back in training but has less of a chance, and he could miss out along with Nathaniel Clyne.

Swansea vs Liverpool Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Roberto Firmino’s importance to Liverpool increased when Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona

Just 10 points separate bottom club Swansea from ninth placed Everton, so there’s certainly plenty of hope that the South Wales side can haul themselves out of trouble. Few will give them a chance in this one though, as one of the Premier League’s most in-form teams come to town.

Swansea are 12/1 to record a shock victory, which would have immeasurable value as we head towards the business end of the season. Wilfried Bony’s winner saved the blushes in Wednesday’s FA Cup replay against Wolves, but a third win under new boss Carvalhal would surely mean more to the club. The Swans have the league’s worst scoring record, so any success will be built on keeping the visitors’ dangerous forwards quiet.

Liverpool are 3/10 for the win, with the Reds now unbeaten in their last 18 games across all competitions. Despite the loss of Philippe Coutinho, they still have lots of goals in their ranks, with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino sharing a total of 41 between them so far this term. If the Reds attack with the same intensity as they showed in the thrilling 4-3 victory over City last weekend, they’ll be far too hot for the Swans to handle.

The draw is 5/1 and could be worth a punt considering Swansea’s recent form against the Anfield outfit. Before that Boxing Day mauling, they’d won two of their last three against the Reds. With the hosts finding goals extremely hard to come by, a low scoring stalemate would seem most likely, with a 0-0 scoreline priced at 15/1 and 1-1 at 11/1.

Bony is 21/5 to score anytime after his midweek heroics in sending Swansea through to the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Ivorian is slowly returning to form after a tough few years, and although his goalscoring is hardly prolific, he’ll be a threat to a defence that’s often looked shaky, especially if Van Dijk doesn’t make it.

Salah is the 3/1 favourite to open the scoring under the floodlights, while Firmino looks attractive for this bet at 9/2. The Brazilian has scored a brace the last two times he’s played against the Swans, and he’s 8/1 to bag two or more in this one.

Predicted Score: Swansea 1 - 3 Liverpool

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Written by Oli Coates

Oli Coates is a huge sports fan, particularly football and especially Manchester United, who follows sports betting closely and has written extensively on the market. An experienced writer, Oli has covered everything from travel to how to care for your pets!