Swansea actually surprised a bit last time out in Premier League, as the side managed to get a point away from home against Newcaslte last Saturday afternoon. Their hosts were better in the first halftime, but the goals came in second as the guests took the lead via Ayew in 60th minute.
Home team replied eight minutes later via Joselu, but must be said that the Swans were the ones who had more of the ball possession in the second halftime and better chances created overall – probably being a side who was close to get something more out of the match as well.
However, they continue to keep the rock bottom position with seventeen points so far, which is six points less than safely placed Stoke and their destiny is far away from a positive one, at least that’s how it looks for now. During the midweek, the side won over Wolves 2:1 in FA Cup match and progressed to the last 32 phase.
The Swans should continue in 4-4-2 formation with Bony and Ayew as forwards. Hosts will miss right back Angel Rangel (3/0) who is injured, while doubtful for this match remain midfielder Renato Sanches (12/0), central back MikeLiverpool, on the other side, surprised quite a lot previous weekend, as the side managed to win over Manchester City at home with a 4:3 result and are the first side who defeated the Citizens after twenty-three rounds in Premier League.
They surprised the opponent by being quite aggressive and concrete with the ball to their feet, managing to take a 4:1 lead in first seventy minutes of the game (goals came from Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Mane and Salah, while Sane temporarily leveled up in the first halftime), but it was also obvious in last phase of the match that they couldn’t keep the pace as the Citizens looked way better but only managed to reduce in last ten minutes via Silva and Gundogan.
No doubt that this was morale boosting victory for the Reds, as they now stand at fourth position having three less than third placed Chelsea and just two more than fifth and out of Champions League placed Tottenham, continuing to be in a must win situation.
The Reds should continue in 4-3-3 formation with Salah, Mane and Firmino as forwards. Offensive Mohamed Salah (22/18) and central defender Ragnar Klavan (15/1) should gain close to full fitness till the game starts, while injured remain goalkeeper Adam Bogdan (no performance so far) and Nathaniel Clyne (who also didn’t perform so far). Left full back Alberto Moreno and forward Daniel Sturridge are both doubtful for now.
~ Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 away matches (Premier League).
~ Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Swansea.
Liverpool have shown so much more during the season and there’s no doubt that the Reds have more than certain individual quality over their hosts for this one. It will be huge surprise in case they don’t walk away with a comfortable victory here. van der Hoorn (11/0) and forward Tammy Abraham (20/4).
Bet: Liverpool -1.5 Asian handicap