Reds strong favourites for another victory – Swansea City vs. Liverpool

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There are some very tempting bets on offer ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Swansea City on Saturday, as the Reds look to win a sixth game in seven matches.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side are riding on the crest of a wave, and their 5-1 win at home to Hull City last weekend was another statement of intent.

Few sides are playing at Liverpool’s level this season, and as each game passes, talk of a potential title charge gathers pace.

The Reds should be wary of Swansea, however, who despite lying 17th in the Premier League table, gave Man City a tough game last weekend.

There are plenty of bets to be had ahead of the Liberty Stadium showdown – we pick out some of the most eye-catching on offer.

Result

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 24, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Hull City with team-mates Sadio Mane, captain Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It is Liverpool who are the conclusive favourites to prevail on Saturday lunchtime, with another defeat for Swansea potentially signalling the end for manager Francesco Guidolin.

Klopp’s men are great value at 5/1 with 138.com’s offer to pick up all three points and register a fourth successive league win, which says all you need to know about their form at the moment.

The Swans are a massive 7/1 to win despite being the home team, which in all honesty, is far from the worst bet in the world.

Liverpool are clearly firing on all cylinders, but there may still be a certain amount of doubt in the players’ minds, with the Burnley defeat in August still not completely erased their from memories.

The draw is 7/2, which would suit the hosts far more than the visitors.

Goalscorers

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 10, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first goal against Leicester City during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp will once again have a selection dilemma in attack, with Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge battling for three places in the starting line-up.

It would be a surprise if Sturridge wasn’t the man to miss out, with Firmino continuing to do an outstanding job in a central attacking role, and Mane and Coutinho superb against Hull.

Firmino is 4/1 to score first at the Liberty Stadium, which is far better value than Sturridge (7/2) or Divock Origi (7/2), particularly the latter.

Goals are coming from all angles from the Reds this season, and backing Adam Lallana (17/10), Mane (6/5) or Coutinho (7/5) to score anytime is well worth your while.

All three have been in goalscoring form this season – they have 10 goals between them to date – and look dangerous every time they take to the field.

For Swansea, their World Cup-winning striker Fernando Llorente is the understandable favourite to score first (9/1), which given Liverpool’s defensive shakiness, represents good value.

Gylfi Sigurdsson is a real danger from set-pieces and shooting from distance, so backing him to score anytime (11/4) is far from the worst bet in the world.

Other Bets

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 24, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the first goal against Hull City during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There have been 25 goals in the six Premier League matches involving Liverpool this season, which says everything you need to know about their ability at both ends of the pitch.

They are scoring goals for fun, but a first clean-sheet still eludes them, if you ignore the ones kept against Burton Albion and Derby County in the League Cup.

Because of this, backing both teams to score (13/20) makes total sense, with both defences capable of leaking goals, and the Reds’ attack looking unstoppable.

If you’re feeling more bold, and think it may be a goal-fest, take a punt on over 3.5 goals (11/8), or even over 4.5 (10/3). That bet would have come in against Hull, Leicester City and Arsenal.

Liverpool to win both halves (23/20) is also tempting, while putting your money on a Reds win and both teams to score (15/8) also stands out.

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