A festive upturn in fortunes means punters can’t afford to overlook Liverpool when troubled travellers Swansea visit Anfield.
A price of 3/4 says the improving Reds prevail against Garry Monk’s men, whose chances of success are well represented in the beefy 4/1 that says they’ll swipe the spoils on Merseyside.
There’s 11/4 on offer about the draw, but both long-odds match-betting wagers are worth disregarding with the hosts available at such great value.
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Stake it on the home side here and trouser a £22.50 profit if they get the job done.
Here’s why they will:
Swansea’s two away wins so far bookend some woeful form on the road.
The south Wales side triumphed at Manchester United on the opening day, then at hopeless Hull on their last sojourn, but in between they were bested on five occasions, including once against their next opponents in the Capital One Cup, and have drawn twice.
Their two most recent Premier League trips to Anfield have seen them leak nine goals too.
In total there have been 16 registered across the last three renewals of hostilities, three of which came inside the opening five minutes of the most recent two.
This makes backing over 0.5 goals scored inside 15 minutes here a must at 2/1.
Liverpool’s form isn’t as bad as what you’re led to believe.
Since losing 3-1 at Crystal Palace, the Reds have been beaten just once, a 3-0 reverse against Man Utd in a match that they could have easily scored five goals in on another day.
In this nine-match spell they’ve won four times and should they replicate the attacking verve they exemplified when Arsenal visited last (a game they dominated, yet were only able to draw 2-2) then they should fashion ample opportunities to bag here.
The Swans have been felled by each of the sides they’ve visited that finished in last term’s top four.
Including the aforementioned League Cup loss against their next foe, Swansea have travelled to three teams that ended last season in the Champions League places and were defeated by all.
In addition to Liverpool’s 3-1 success, Chelsea beat them 4-2, while Manchester City pocketed maximum points when the Welsh club were in town via a 2-1 win.