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 will be searching for their first Premier League win in 2017 when they play hosts to Swansea City on Saturday.
Liverpool played a goal-less draw in their week 21 clash with Manchester united. The reds have failed to get the maximum point in their 2 premier league in 2017, a result that as resulted to them sharing points with Spurs on the log. Jurgen Klopp’s men currently sits 3rd on the log with 45 points from 21 games.
Swansea suffered a heavy defeat in their last weekend game with Arsenal. The swans extended their home games losing streak to 3 straight league games. In addition, Swansea have also conceded more goals than every team in the league so far, a situation who see them placed bottom of the log with 15 points from 21 games.
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).