Swansea v Liverpool - Saturday 12:30, Sky Sports 2
Swansea put in arguably their best performance of the season against Man City and did well to get back into the game within four minutes of conceding in the early stages, keeping things level until the hour mark. They worked diligently to win back the ball, even creating some decent football of their own and possibly should have capitalised by taking the lead during the second half before Sergio Aguero's penalty. Francesco Guidolin will also have been pleased with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s movement and composure, Fernando Llorente's well-taken goal and the fact that he looked less isolated up front than in previous games. However, despite the improvement, this leaves Swansea with just one point from their last five games and it is difficult to imagine them building any momentum with upcoming matches against in-form duo Liverpool and Arsenal.
Liverpool are flying at the moment. Jurgen Klopp described the display his side put on against Hull as “world class” and it is difficult to argue with that assessment. They had 75% of possession and a total of 30 attempts on goal, with nine of these on target. Across all competitions they have now scored 24 goals in eight matches and hit at least four past their opponents on four separate occasions. Liverpool’s fluid attack essentially consists of a front four that interchange positions at will, leaving the opposition baffled and ultimately beleaguered. Given Swansea’s own record of late their fans should probably embrace themselves for an onslaught this Saturday. We think the value lies in backing Liverpool to Win and Over 3.5 Goals at 4.2.