Liverpool would be aiming to keep hold of their top-four spot when they host bottom-of-the-table Swansea City at Anfield on Boxing Day.
The Reds blew up a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Arsenal last Friday, and they will come into the game having drawn three of their last four league fixtures. However, the Reds are undefeated in their last ten and occupy the fourth spot with 35 points.
Only one point separates them from Tottenham and Arsenal, and anything less than three points against the Swans could see them slip out of the top-four.
After letting go of Paul Clement, Swansea are still looking for their new manager as caretaker boss Leon Britton has made it clear that he doesn’t want the job in long-term.
The Welsh side, in the first game under Britton, were decent as they drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace on the weekend. However, they are still rooted at the bottom and are four points below the safety line.
The Swans have won two of their last three league fixtures against the Reds, but they would be huge underdogs going into this fixture.
Last season, the Reds lost 3-2 in the corresponding fixture but claimed a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture.
Liverpool vs Swansea City – Match Facts
Swansea’s win at Anfield last season was their only win at the ground in 16 attempts.
Eight out of the last ten meetings between these two sides have ended with over 2.5 goals.
The Welsh side have managed to score only 11 goals in their 19 league fixtures this season – lowest in the league.
Liverpool vs Swansea City – Team News
Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson suffered a hamstring injury against the Gunners, and he will be unavailable against the Swans.
The Swans quite a lengthy injury-list at the moment. They lost Kyle Naughton to a groin injury against Palace, and they will also miss the services of Wilfried Bony, Ki Sung-Yeung, and Kyle Bartley. Leroy Fer will undergo a late fitness ahead of the game.
Liverpool vs Swansea City – Match Odds
We are backing a home win as our prediction, but our betting tip doesn’t provide much value for your money at the best odds of 1/6 at Skybet.
Alternatively, you can go for a draw in this fixture at 17/2 odds at Betfair, and an away win is available at 22/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
Liverpool vs Swansea City – Correct Score Odds
A 2-0 win for the Reds is most likely result according to the betting market, and its available at the best odds of 6/1 at Bet365. However, we are going for a 4-0 thumping of the Swans, and our betting tip can get you the best odds of 9/1 at BetVictor.
Liverpool vs Swansea City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Mohamed Salah was once again on target on Friday, and he is the favourite to score in this game at his best odds of 2/3 at Skybet. We are instead backing his teammate Philippe Coutinho as our prediction to score in this fixture. The Brazilian, who was also on target against the Gunners, is available at even odds at BetVictor.
For the visitors, Tammy Abraham is the favourite to score at 17/4 odds at Unibet.
Liverpool vs Swansea City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Historically, this fixture has witnessed a lot of goals, and we are hoping to see at least three on Tuesday evening. We are backing over 2.5 goals in the game as our prediction, and you can bet on the same at the best odds of 4/9 at Bet365.