Swansea City-Liverpool Betting Preview: Merseysiders to return to the top of the table with a victory

Brendan Rodgers returns to the Liberty Stadium looking to keep up his sides’ 100 per cent record in the league, our tipster is backing the Reds to continue their fine start

Liverpool travel to Wales this evening to face Swansea City and the Reds will be looking to return to the top of the Premier League after the weekend’s results saw Arsenal and Tottenham go above them on nine points.

Rodgers’ men have not won at Swansea since 1982, but have started the season in fantastic form so confidence will be high. Michael Laudrup’s side have already played seven competitive fixtures, so will certainly should have plenty of match fitness coming into this match.

Liverpool have kicked off the season with three straight 1-0 wins, which sees them as the only team to have a 100 per cent record in the Premier League this season.

They have ground out victories against Stoke City, Aston Villa and Manchester United thus far.

Last season Liverpool turned over Swansea at Anfield 5-0, and will be looking to gain maximum points again. Paddy Power price the away side at 5/4 (2.25) to win the match.

Swansea City come into this fixture in inconsistent form. Despite a decent victory away at West Brom last time out, this followed two losses to Tottenham Hotspur and Petrolul Ploiesti in the Europa League, although the later result was of little importance given the aggregate scoreline.

The Swans were also soundly beaten by Manchester United on the opening game of the league season 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium. Paddy Power price them at 23/10 (3.30) to be the first side to beat Liverpool this season. The same firm price the draw at 23/10 (3.30).

When you take into consideration Liverpool’s start to the season, the confidence will be high in Merseyside.

The price of 5/4 (2.25) that Liverpool win the match seems like an excellent price. Swansea have not looked like a solid outfit this campaign, especially at the back, so expect Liverpool to make the most of this and record their fourth straight victory in the league.

For those looking for more value, backing Liverpool’s main man to opening the scoring at 4/1 (5.00) is certainly worth investing in.

Daniel Sturridge has more than filled the gap left by Luiz Suarez during his ban, scoring five goals in his last four matches.

That includes scoring first in all three Premier League games this season. Expect Sturridge to continue this fine form after a few weeks off due to a slight injury that meant he missed England’s internationals.

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