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Over the past two Premier League seasons these two teams have been very even with both teams getting a win along with two 0-0 draws. Both 0-0 draws came in their first meetings of the respective seasons.
Swansea have not started this year as well as hoped, but their week three 2-0 win over West Brom was a good start. It could be the match to really get them going. Swansea will also have had the past two weeks to really work on their tactics and prepare for Monday’s match.
Liverpool have had the best start to their season. They have looked impressive and dominant in every one of their matches. They were able to strengthen their squad all across the pitch, but their most impressive area of strength has been in shoring up what was a shaky defense.
Brendan Rodgers seems to have the team buying into his philosophy and this has been the difference. The one problem has been their lack of goals, especially when you look at how much possession they have combined with the number of shots they have taken. They have 13.7 shots per game, but only 1 goal per game with a 7% conversion rate.
My prediction is a low scoring draw. Liverpool are probably going in as favorites and could be slightly shaded as a better choice for winners, however, I think Swansea will come in with a game plan to use similar tactics to those of Liverpool. I see this game as getting bogged down in midfield and both teams playing high possession games. If either team gets a goal I see them sitting back to hold on to it.
Betting Odds: Swansea win: 3.41-3.60; Draw: 3.40-3.50; Liverpool win: 2.12-2.25
Form: Swansea (L, L, W) Liverpool (W, W, W)
Prediction: Swansea City 0 – 0 Liverpool