Liverpool v Swansea City Betting: Clement's may could put up early resistance

While the Swans may put up some resistance at Anfield, our tipster is backing Klopp's men to ensure plenty of action after the break

After seeing off Plymouth Argyle in Wednesday’s FA Cup replay, Liverpool will be hoping to apply some pressure to the rest of the Premier League title chasers when they welcome Swansea City to Anfield in Saturday’s early Premier League clash.

Victory at Home Park was a first in five fixtures for Jurgen Klopp’s men, who are 2/9 (1.22) favourites with Betfair Sportsbook to move within four points of leaders Chelsea by coming out on top here.

Having overseen a 4-0 home defeat to Arsenal in his first game in charge, Paul Clement is available at 11/1 (12.00) to get off the mark with a big win on Merseyside.


Betfair are offering a big price of 6/1 (7.0) on the hosts for any new customers looking to open an account. Simply register using the link provided, back the Reds at the current price shown on site and if they win then the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value in free bets. T&C's apply.

Both of the hosts’ last two league fixtures have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 11/2 (6.50) on them being forced to settle for a single point in once again in this one.

Although his reputation as a coach is up there with the best in the world, Clement has taken a rather large gamble in attempting to make his name as a top-flight manager with a team currently deep in relegation trouble.

Although the Swans are actually just one point adrift of safety, the former Derby County boss is up against it to make an instant positive impact in south Wales considering his first six fixtures include games against four of the top five as well as champions Leicester City.


Having held their own for most of the half against Arsenal, Clement’s team unravelled in the second half to concede three goals in the space of 13 minutes.

While they may hope to put up some resistance on Merseyside, it is difficult to see the Swans holding out for the entire match against the league’s most prolific attack.

With this in mind, odds of 10/11 (1.91) offer the best value on the majority of goals being scored after the break, in a bet that would have paid out in eight of Swansea’ last 10 games.

Highest-scoring half: second at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake with Betfair Sportsbook