Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers returns to the Liberty Stadium in Sunday's live lunchtime kick-off in the Premier League as he comes up against his former charges Swansea. Rodgers left Swansea for Merseyside during the summer but his departure has barely been noticed as Michael Laudrup has taken up the reins in fine fashion.
Swansea have continued to play an attractive style of football that was in evidence for much of Rodgers' time in charge but they go into this weekend's game as slight underdogs at 12/5. Liverpool are 11/10 favourites, while the draw can be backed at 5/2 with Bet 365 and there doesn't look to be much to choose between these sides.
They are both hovering in mid-table currently and Swansea go into the game on the back of a decent run of form. The Welsh side have only lost one of their last seven in all competitions, with that sole defeat coming in the form of a 1-0 loss at Manchester City, and they should be full of confidence after winning 2-1 at Newcastle last weekend.
Michu was on target for the eighth time this season as he opened the scoring at St James' Park and he is a best price 8/1 to be first goalscorer again with B365 on Sunday. The Spaniard has proven to be an inspired signing by Laudrup as the Swans continue to play an attacking style of football. That flair comes at a price though as Swansea have failed to keep a clean sheet in 13 and both teams to score is 4/6 on this weekend.
That could be worth a look for odds on backers as Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 away games in the league and the two teams served up an entertaining match in the League Cup a few weeks ago. The Swans won 3-1 at Anfield in the Cup and they are now unbeaten in the three Swansea v Liverpool meetings since they were promoted to the Premier League last season.
However, Swansea have won just one of their last five at home, drawing three of their six at the Liberty in the league, and the score draw at 10/3 could be the way to go as Liverpool look to extend their own decent run of form. The Reds are unbeaten in seven in the league but they have won just one of seven in all competitions and their biggest problem remains their inconsistency.
They may have lost only one of six away league games but they have only won one during that time and a draw looks a decent bet again this weekend. The one consistent factor in Liverpool's season remains Luis Suarez, who has scored 13 goals this season, and he is 9/2 favourite to score first or 3/1 to score Liverpool's first goal.
Swansea v Liverpool Form
Check the season's statistics for both Swansea and Liverpool, plus the odds ahead of Sunday's match.
Swansea v Liverpool Tips
Tip #1: Score draw @ 10/3 with Bet365.
Tip #2: Michu to score first @ 8/1 with Bet365.
Tip #3: Luis Suarez to score Liverpool's first goal @ 3/1 with Bet365.
Correct Score Odds
10/1 Swansea 1-0
18/1 Swansea 2-0
11/1 Swansea 2-1
10/1 Draw 0-0
11/2 Draw 1-1
12/1 Draw 2-2
7/1 Liverpool 1-0
9/1 Liverpool 2-0
15/2 Liverpool 2-1
First Goalscorer Odds
9/2 Luis Suarez
6/1 Jonjo Shelvey
13/2 Adam Morgan
7/1 Danny Graham
7/1 Samed Yesil
15/2 Luke Moore
8/1 Daniel Pacheco
9/1 Itay Shechter
10/1 Steven Gerrard
10/1 Raheem Sterling
12/1 Pablo Hernandez
Odds supplied by Bet365.com, who offer live betting in-running for all Premier League fixtures.
|Man City Odds On To Resurrect Title Challenge V West Brom on Easter Monday|
Samir Nasri Tipped To Be Man Of The Match At Etihad
|Everton Shade Betting In Bid To Do Double Over Man Utd For First Time In 34 Years|
Paddy Power Offering Money Back If Romelu Lukaku Scores Anytime
|Norwich v Liverpool Betting Reds Odds On To Continue Momentum At Carrow Road|
Luis Suarez Short Price To Net Another Hat Trick Versus Canaries
|Hull v Arsenal Betting Gunners to come unstuck at KC Stadium|
Tigers To Bag A Point Against Stuttering Visitors
|Tottenham v Fulham Odds Tempting odds for a draw in pivotal London derby|
Spurs Hot Favourites
|Leicester v QPR Odds A win could see the Foxes lift Championship title|
Odds Point To A Draw In Midlands
|Cardiff City v Stoke City Odds Must Win Game For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer|
Tight Match Betting For Crucial Clash In South Wales
|Aston Villa desperate to swat aside off field problems and conjure up win against Southampton|
Back Lambert To Score
|The Draw Looks Tempting As Newcastle Host Swansea On Easter Weekend|
Swans In Desperate Need Of A Win As They Look To Avoid Relegation
|West Ham v Crystal Palace Odds Low Scoring Affair On The Cards At Upton Park|
Palace Looking For Another Away Win Under Tony Pulis
|Harry Redknapp Odds On To Replace Mark Hughes As QPR Manager|
Sven Goran Eriksson the best of the rest in the latest betting
|Derby V Birmingham Odds Betting Suggests Marlon King Can Get On The Scoresheet|
Both sides struggling for form in the Championship
|Stoke City V Fulham Betting Potters To Grab A Draw Against Cottagers|
Dimitar Berbatov a good bet to score first for the visitors
|Sunderland V West Brom Odds Odemwingie Can Fire Baggies To Another Win|
Sunderland have won one of their last eight at home
|Wigan V Reading Odds Tight Betting For DW Stadium Clash|
Early Season Relegation Six Pointer On The Cards
|Man City Odds On To Resurrect Title Challenge V West Brom On Easter Monday|
Samir Nasri Tipped To Be Man Of The Match At Etihad
|2014 Irish Grand National Preview Goonyella To Sparkle At Fairyhouse|
Sraid Padraig Can Sneak Into The Frame For Elliott
|Champions League Semi Final Draw Giants Real Madrid And Bayern Munich Go Head To Head|
Chelsea Drawn Against Spanish Sensation Atletico
|2014 World Snooker Championship Odds Chance To Be Taken On Trump|
Mark Selby Also Fancied To Go Well At The Crucible
|Can An 80 Year Old Win Britains Got Talent|
Collabro Overtake Paddy & Nico In BGT Odds
Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a £50 free bet when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.
Bet £50 or more and Ladbrokes will match this with a free bet to the same stake unit.
Open Account - £50 Free Bet - Ladbrokes
Get free bets totalling £35 with bookmaker Sky Bet
Open Account - Open Account - Get £35 in free bets with Sky Bet
BetVictor is offering £100 in free bets to all new clients.
Open Account - Open Account - Free £100 Bets With BetVictor
Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers