West Ham United v Liverpool predictions and betting ideas
After a shiny begin to David Moyes’ second spell as manager, West Ham’s type has dipped and Liverpool might deepen the gloom on Wednesday
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Best guess – Liverpool to win @ 6/1
West Ham made a bright begin to David Moyes’ second spell as supervisor, winning their first two matches of 2020 against Bournemouth and Gillingham and maintaining clean sheets in both video games. But four outings since have yielded one draw, towards Everton, and three defeats, by Sheffield United, Leicester City and, within the FA Cup fourth spherical, West Bromwich Albion.
Liverpool’s go to to the London Stadium is unlikely to herald a turnaround, given their record of 14 straight league wins. Worse nonetheless for West Ham, Liverpool’s players might be contemporary, Jurgen Klopp having fielded his second string for the fourth-round match away to Shrewsbury Town on Sunday. Their big weapons are set to return on Wednesday and it is no shock they are 8/25 favourites for the win.
The Reds’ title march has earned them the nickname of ‘the Inevitables’ and their 30-year wait to be crowned kings of England will certainly be over by spring. They have received 4 of the final 5 meetings and scored four targets in each of those matches.
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Liverpool to shut out Hammers
Raul Jimenez’s goal for Wolves towards Liverpool final week was the primary the Premier League leaders had conceded in eight top-flight matches.
They have let in solely six targets away from home within the league all season and look good for one more clear sheet on Wednesday in opposition to a struggling West Ham frontline.
The Hammers have managed simply two goals in their last four matches and might be with out Robert Snodgrass and Felipe Anderson, while record signing Sebastien Haller has scored just twice in his last 17 appearances in all competitions. Liverpool are 6/5 to win to nil.
Prediction – Reds to make fast start
Another key to Liverpool’s run of twenty-two wins from 23 league matches has been getting out of the blocks rapidly. They have been forward at half-time in a formidable 78 per cent of league matches this season, while Jordan Henderson’s eighth-minute strike within the 2-1 win at Wolves was the ninth goal they’ve scored inside the first 30 minutes throughout their present successful run of 14 league games.
In distinction, the Hammers have been sluggish at the start of matches and their joint-worst period in phrases of conceding targets has occurred between the sixteenth and thirtieth minutes of matches this season, being breached eight instances in that spell.
With that in mind, Liverpool to be profitable at half-time at 4/5 is sensible.
Goalscorer prediction – Firmino the one to watch
Were he definitely fit for this game, Sadio Mané would get the nod to score at any time, having netted 4 in his last three appearances against West Ham. With doubts over his health, although, Roberto Firmino will get the nod at 6/5 to do the injury.
The 28-year-old Brazilian is in his finest goalscoring type of the season, with six in his last nine matches in all competitions. And he seems to like life on the road: all eight of his Premier League targets this season have come away from Anfield and he has scored on every of Liverpool’s three previous visits to the capital this season, at Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.
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