Liverpool vs Swansea City Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Liverpool vs Swansea | Tuesday 28 October, 2014 | Anfield | Kick off 20.00
Liverpool play host to Swansea City at Anfield on Tuesday, can Brendan Rodger’s side improve on their dismal performances in recent games?
Just two years ago the Swans beat the Reds in the League Cup before going on to win the competition and manager Garry Monk, who captained the side in that successful campaign, will be hoping for a repeat victory.
Swansea approach Tuesday’s clash on a high following their 2-0 win over Leicester City at the weekend. They now sit in sixth place in the Premier League, one spot ahead of Liverpool. All that separates the two sides in the table right now is the fact that Liverpool have conceded two more goals than Swansea.
Monk commented ahead of the game, “It’s one that we’re really excited about – we go up there with nothing to lose. Anfield’s always a special place to play and we did well in the Cup game that we played there before.
“Hopefully we can take the sort of performance we gave against Leicester up there but it’s one that we’ll go up and enjoy. Liverpool will obviously be favourites but hopefully we can put a performance on that will make everyone proud.
“We have to take the League Cup seriously. It’s a cup that we’ve done very well in in the past, having won it in recent history, and it’s one that we’d like to do well in again.”
Swansea knocked out Everton in the third round to face Liverpool on Tuesday.
Liverpool head into the game after a difficult week which saw them lose 3-0 to Real Madrid in the Champions League and fail to make an impact in 0-0 stalemate against Hull City.
The Reds only made it through to the fourth round of the League Cup after a record-equalling 14-13 penalty shootout against Middlesbrough in a game many legitimately argue they should have walked.
Rodgers is expected to change his line-up for the clash to include Lazar Markovic, Suso and Kolo Toure. Mamadou Sakho remains out with a calf problem while Daniel Sturridge continues to recover from his own calf injury, having not played for Liverpool since the end of August.
Monk looks set to keep changes to a minimum as his Swansea side have been performing well in their current line-up. Gerhard Tremmel who has started the side’s last two League Cup meetings could replace Lukasz Fabianski in goal.
Liverpool vs Swansea Betting Tips
Liverpool are the favourites in this clash considering that, in their last 19 meetings at Anfield, the Reds have lost just twice.
The odds are too short to make it worth your while betting on the straight win, but Ladbrokes have great odds of 7/1 on Liverpool to win 2-1.
Considering Liverpool are looking weak defensively right now, Liverpool to win and both teams to score looks attractive, offered at 12/5 at Betway.