Liverpool vs Swansea City
England Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21st January 2017
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool host Swansea in the Premier League this weekend and the Reds will be hoping to get back into the title race with a win at home.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have dropped to third after failing to win against Manchester United in their last league outing.
Liverpool have done very well against Swansea over the last few seasons and will be looking to extend that run here. The Reds have won five of their last six games against the Welsh side.
Swansea are going through a crisis right now and this should be a routine win for the home side.
Danny Ings is the only long term injury at the moment. Sadio Mane is on international duty and Matip is still waiting on his international clearance before he can return to action for Liverpool. Clyne missed the last two matches with a rib injury, but the England international is expected to be fit for this one.
Predicted Liverpool Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Emre Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana
Swansea Team News & Preview
Swansea are at the bottom of the table right now and have lost five of their last six Premier League outings.
The sackings of Monk and Bradley have failed to transform their fortunes as well and the Welsh outfit will need a strong second half to beat the drop this season.
Swansea will be dreading their trip to Anfield this weekend. They have conceded 16 goals in their last 5 visits to Anfield and this weekend’s game is a massive challenge for them.
Taylor, Barrow, Montero and new signing Narsingh are all injured at the moment.
Predicted Swansea Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Kingsley; Cork, Ki; Routledge, Sigurdsson, Dyer; Llorente
Liverpool maintains 7 league games unbeaten run, and have failed to taste defeat in their last 12 competitive at Anfield. Liverpool have scored more goals than any side in the on-going 2016/2017 Premier league season.
Swansea has 1 win in their last 6 league games, and 2 wins in their last 10 league away games. The swans have conceded more goals than any side in the on-going 2016/2017 premier league season.
Team News: Liverpool
Saido Mane and Danny Ings will be unavailable for selection due to national duty, and injury. In addition, it’s not certain if Joel Matip will be available foe selection due to some national team decision dispute.
Liverpool: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Mignolet – Milner, Klavan, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold – Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum – Lallana, Origi, Firmino.
Team News: Swansea
Swansea Ecuador international “Jefferson Montero” will be missing his 5th consecutive game for the swans due to a thigh injury. Joining Montero is Swansea welsh defender “Neil taylor”, who is currently nursing a head injury.
Swansea: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Fabianski – Kinsley, Mawson, Fernandez, Naughton – Cork, Fer- Ki, Sigurdsson, Routledge – Llorente.
Liverpool vs Swansea: Head-To-Head Stats
The Reds defeated Swansea in the first leg of this campaign last year. The reds converted a goal deficit to win the first leg with a 2-1 score line. The last 7 clash between this two sides have ended in a win for either team.
Moreover, Liverpool have only lost twice in their last 10 league meetings with Swansea. However, the swans have failed to nick a point in their last 5 competitive game visit to Anfield.
Liverpool vs Swansea: Prediction
It’s humorous to see that the exact number of goals scored by Liverpool so far this season, is the exact number of goals conceded by Swansea so far this season. Liverpool have scored 49 goals after 21 games, putting them top of the goal scoring table. On the other hand, Swansea have conceded a total of 49 goals, making them the highest conceding team in the season so far.
So this is a match between the best attack versus worst defense. The Reds must win this with at least a 2 goal cushion, especially when the match is played in front of their home fans.
Liverpool vs Swansea: Bet Tips
Liverpool to win first half at 1.61 (2/3)
Over 3.5 match goals at 2.10 (11/10).