West Ham vs Liverpool Premier League Predictions

Premier League West Ham vs Liverpool
West Ham vs Liverpool Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 1-1.

The chance to open up a bigger gap on Manchester City is at stake for Liverpool, who’ll look to inflict more damage on West Ham after their recent FA Cup defeat away at Wimbledon.

Predictions

While West Ham have been inconsistent this season, the recent form hasn’t strayed away from this as they haven’t managed to string together two wins in a row since their win away at Fulham, but did manage to beat Arsenal at home recently.

West Ham will go into this game as the underdogs due to their opponents, but Liverpool should be wary of their opponents, especially with their record at home against the top six.

They’ve beaten Arsenal and Manchester United at the London Stadium, drawn with Chelsea and lost only to Spurs.

Liverpool bounced back after two consecutive defeats against Manchester City in the Premier League and Wolves in the FA Cup by narrowly beating Brighton away from home, then edging a thrilling 4-3 at Anfield against Crystal Palace.

If West Ham are to grab any goals from this game, it’s almost certainly going to come from Marko Arnautovic, who has recently signed a new contract extension. The Austrian has been out of the side since his reported move to China, but after his new deal could be back and ready to get back amongst the goals.

If the away side are to get all three points, it’ll be their fifth away win in six outings with the only loss against City, so the away form of Liverpool could give them the major edge over West Ham in this fixture.

A 3-1 or 3-0 win for the Reds could be on the cards if they play to their full potential, but West Ham won’t go down without a fight, so it may be wise to look at odds for more second half goals as the home side tire out against Liverpool’s intense game plan.

Betting Tips

Liverpool will almost certainly go into this game as strong favourites for this clash so an away win carries very little risk, while the Liverpool front three of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino are almost certain to score one goal amongst them. West Ham will be intent on giving their home fans a game to remember given their recent FA Cup loss to Wimbledon and their exploits at home against the top six and this is among the best online betting odds for this round of action. 888sport have it as 9/1 for the Reds to run out 3-0 winners.

Given how good Liverpool are on the road and how clinical they’ve been this season, it’s not really a surprise to see them given short odds on winning the first half and second half – it’s rated at 26/25 by 888sport. With a front three capable of scoring goals from anywhere and a back-up duo of Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge able to come off the bench and provide more firepower, it’s not unreasonable to suggest that the Reds won’t be a good few goals up by the end of the 90 minutes.

Statistics

Head to Head

The Hammers haven’t beaten Liverpool in the league since 2016 when goals from Michail Antonio and former Liverpool man Andy Carroll gave Slavan Billic’s side the win on the day. Since then, Liverpool haven’t lost to West Ham in the league, scoring 18 goals and conceding just four.

Stats

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in the capital this season when it comes to Premier League games, but have only managed to beat Tottenham and Crystal Palace in that run.
  • West Ham haven’t exactly got a great record on Merseyside either, failing to beat the Reds at Anfield since 2015 and only managing four wins in the entire Premier League era against Everton at Goodison Park.
  • The London club may have a decent record at home against the top six but in general there isn’t too much difference between their home form and away form. At home they’ve picked up five wins, two draws and five losses whereas away they’ve won four, drawn two and lost five but having played a game less on the road.
  • Liverpool’s only defeat in the league this season has come away from home against Manchester City, but they’ve also drawn twice away from home and more specifically, in the capital too against Arsenal and Chelsea.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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