Liverpool v West Ham predictions and betting suggestions
Liverpool host West Ham in a Monday night time Premier League conflict for which they are hot favourites in opposition to relegation-threatened opponents
Liverpool will be assured of continuous their march in course of their first Premier League title in 30 years once they face relegation-threatened West Ham United on Monday night time.
The Reds had their lead on the prime reduce to 19 factors with Manchester City’s win at Leicester on Saturday. But it appears snookers are still required to forestall the title returning to Anfield and, regardless of Liverpool’s defeat by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, the Hammers are unlikely to engineer one.
David Moyes’s staff go into the game without a league win since New Year’s Day, and wish outcomes to enhance shortly as they sit one level adrift of security in 18th but their lacklustre efficiency at the Etihad Stadium did little to counsel an upturn in form at Anfield.
Latest Liverpool vs West Ham predictions and odds
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Reds to deliver in both halves at Anfield
No staff across any of Europe’s top-five leagues has ever amassed as many points as Liverpool have at this stage of the season, the Reds having taken seventy six from just 26 video games.
Indeed, the only time they’ve failed to win in the league was of their 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford back in October, that means they are currently on a 17-game winning run in the top flight.
Liverpool’s successful sequence at house is even better than that. The last time they dropped any league points at Anfield was over a yr in the past. The Reds also haven’t tasted defeat on their own patch in the top-flight since Crystal Palace gained there in April 2017 – a run that has now lasted a staggering fifty three matches.
The key to Liverpool’s success at Anfield has been scoring early, as the Reds have been leading at half-time in seven of their final eight league video games at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s side also have a knack of holding on to leads, as they haven’t misplaced a match they have been profitable within the league for the rationale that aforementioned defeat by Palace practically three years in the past.
Liverpool have also been winning at half-time and full-time in each of their last two home conferences with West Ham, who have solely claimed the spoils as quickly as at Anfield since 1963.
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Vintage Liverpool performance seems unlikely
Liverpool have had a knack of getting nearly over the line in the Premier League this season even when they haven’t been at their greatest.
That has been significantly evident over current weeks, with seven of their last eight victories in the league coming by a two-goal margin or less, together with their slim 1-0 triumph at backside club Norwich last weekend.
That run additionally features a 2-0 success against West Ham when the 2 teams met at the London Stadium final month, whereas the return of the Champions League may also act as a distraction.
Indeed, Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie in Europe’s premier club competition on Tuesday and the magnitude and intensity of that sport may leave them a little in want of their greatest on Monday.
They should still have too much for relegation-threatened West Ham, though the Hammers don’t tend to lose matches emphatically, with latest away losses in opposition to Crystal Palace and Sheffield United solely coming by the odd objective.
So, Liverpool ought to have too much for their struggling opponents, but a classic efficiency appears unlikely and it could be a case of Klopp’s side just doing sufficient to get over the line.
Salah hoping to Hammer residence once again
West Ham are definitely not the only Premier League team Egyptian star Salah likes scoring in opposition to, however he does boast a formidable document when he faces the London membership.
The 27-year-old has scored five objectives in five appearances towards the Hammers for Liverpool, including the opener in last month’s 2-0 success on the London Stadium.
Indeed, the previous Roma star has scored the opening objective 3 times towards West Ham over recent seasons, with the Hammers yet to discover a formulation to maintain him quiet.
Salah has additionally netted four targets in his last three league appearances at Anfield, following up strikes in opposition to Sheffield United and Manchester United with a brace in the 4-0 win over Southampton.
The ahead appears nicely positioned to finish as Liverpool’s prime scorer for the third season in a row as he is presently two away from Sadio Mane within the club’s Premier League scoring charts. Salah will fancy his possibilities of extending that benefit on Monday evening and that could well come within the form of the game’s opening goal priced at 3/1.
Last five league results
15 Feb Norwich City zero Liverpool 1 W
1 Feb Liverpool four Southampton 0 W
29 Jan West Ham zero Liverpool 2 W
23 Jan Wolves 1 Liverpool 2 W
19 Jan Liverpool 2 Man United 0 W
19 Feb Man City 2 West Ham 0 L
1 Feb West Ham 3 Brighton three D
29 Jan West Ham 0 Liverpool 2 L
22 Jan Leicester City four West Ham 1 L
18 Jan West Ham 1 Everton 1 D
Last five meetings
29 Jan 20 PL West Ham 0 Liverpool 2
4 Feb 19 PL West Ham 1 Liverpool 1
12 Aug 18 PL Liverpool four West Ham 0
24 Feb 18 PL Liverpool 4 West Ham 1
4 Nov 17 PL West Ham 1 Liverpool 4
Liverpool group news and predicted line-up
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson limped off within the loss to Atletico Madrid with a tight hamstring and is a doubt. Sadio Mane is predicted to begin out regardless of being substituted at half-time in the same game. Xherdan Shaqiri is unlikely to characteristic whereas Nathaniel Clyne is ruled out.
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
West Ham team news and predicted line-up
Jarrod Bowen may get an opportunity from the beginning after coming as a substitute for his West Ham debut towards Manchester City. Felipe Anderson, Sebastien Haller and Manuel Lanzini had been all unused subs and are preventing to return to the starting line-up. The Hammers are with out Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere, who are long-term absentees.
Predicted line-up (5-3-2): Fabianski; Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku; Rice, Soucek, Noble; Bowen, Antonio
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