Undefeated in 21 domestic outings and seeking a ninth road win in 11, few would debate Liverpool’s 21/20 favouritism for success at Swansea.
In fact, an odds-against offering for the side surfing the best streak of form in the Premier League is one most punters will jumping on before it’s drained of value, but hasty wager-makers would be better served investing their hard-earned in the hosts.
Garry Monk’s men can be backed at a beefy 3/1 to prevail next to a sizeable 23/10 about a stalemate at the Liberty Stadium and both are better bets than a Reds win.
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The Swans are capable competitors on the homestead, besting the two teams Liverpool are currently vying for a Champions League place with in Arsenal and Manchester United, who both succumbed to 2-1 losses.
Southampton, Tottenham and Chelsea are the only teams to have returned victorious from a Liberty Stadium sojourn this term, while Liverpool have never visited the venue and managed to outscore the opposition.
In fact, scoring at all in south Wales has been an issue for the on-song Merseysiders, who have failed to register in two of their three trips to Swansea’s stronghold.
These factors, however, aren’t the only signs warning against a punt on the away win here.
As impressive as Liverpool’s recent record is, their travelling form flatters to deceive.
Since losing 3-0 at Man Utd in December the Reds haven’t suffered defeat against another English foe, but the quality of opponent they’ve felled on the road is questionable.
The quintet of conquests that followed their Old Trafford slaying were over lower-league twosome Bournemouth and Wimbledon in the Capital One and FA Cup respectively, with a relegation-threatened trio of Burnley, Aston Villa and Sunderland completing the fivefold.
Their other two cup wins in this period came at Bolton and Crystal Palace.
Were it not for a couple of goals in the final four minutes against the ten-man Championship side, their Palace date, which they spent the bulk of the first half losing, wouldn’t have occurred.
They failed to score at Chelsea in their extra-time League Cup loss, which was also the case when they faced off with the only other foe of comparable quality in Everton.
Furthermore, had Southampton been awarded two deserved penalties in Liverpool’s 2-0 triumph at St Mary’s, the outcome here could’ve been much-changed too.
Dodging defeat is an art Brendan Rodgers’ side are in the process of mastering, but they’re a far cry from the formidable force recent results dictate they are so don’t expect them to stroll to success in Swansea.