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Liverpool v West Ham Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th August 2018

Reds too strong at Anfield for improving Irons

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Liverpool v West Ham Betting Tips – Premier League, 12th August 1.30pm

This should be a fantastic match because here you have two of the biggest spending clubs over the transfer market in the summer. Liverpool have added more pieces to their puzzle as they try and figure out a way to catch up to the reigning champions Manchester City. As for West Ham, they have a new manager in Manuel Pellegrini and after a clutch of signings over the summer, they will be hoping for much better things to come. They get a very tough opener at Anfield, but they basically will at least have nothing to lose in the match as they are heavy underdogs. Can they pull off an upset?

Liverpool News and Form

There is going to be a lot of pressure on Liverpool to deliver some success this season on the domestic front. They finished fourth last season as their attention turned to the Champions League but in order to add depth, they have been shopping big in the summer. They are likely to give Premier League debuts to goalkeeper Alisson along with other new summer signings Fabinho and Naby Keita. The Reds will be taking on a side who invested heavily in the summer as well, but still, the Reds are favourites at Anfield to complete the job. They are unbeaten in their last 21 home matches in the Premier League after all. They boast so much attacking flair and power and it is only natural to assume a high-scoring game in this one and so for our Liverpool v West Ham predictions we are going over 3.5 goals at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.).

There is a stat to back that up really as the Reds have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 10 home games in the top flight. Also, they may not be at their strongest defensively with Joel Matip reportedly not ready and neither Dejan Lovren not fit enough. For our Liverpool v West Ham predictions we are also going to have a look at a Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time option at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) simply because Liverpool were winning at both half time and time in five of their final six Premier League matches of last season. We have seen plenty of what to expect from Liverpool again through their pre-season matches and one of their key performers up front has been Daniel Sturridge. Will he get rewarded with a starting spot?

West Ham News and Form

It has been all change for West Ham in the summer as they now have former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini coming back to the Premier League. They were one of the busiest Premier League clubs over the summer in terms of transfers and they have some great options, notably across the front line and in the full back positions. There should be a lot more organisation and strength at the back, but still, keeping Liverpool quiet at Anfield is not going to be an easy thing. Both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) for the fixture as West Ham look to try and improve upon their bottom half of the table finish from last season.

They got themselves in a terrible defensive mess last season and along with the relegated Stoke, the Irons had the joint-worst defensive record of all. So they had to do something and the board has been bold enough to back the new manager and splash the cash around, bringing in the likes of Ryan Fredericks to help out. They also splashed out big in improving their front line which now looks pretty impressive and points to the Hammers having a good season. They have Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko to help out with their scoring power and they added a bit of creativity in bringing in Jack Wilshere as well. There was only three away wins last season for West Ham and it’s going to be hard to get one in this one, but it will be a good test of their credentials after a busy summer.

Liverpool v West Ham Head to Head

It was all too easy for Liverpool against West Ham last season as they recorded back to back 4-1 wins over the Londoners. Liverpool have scored exactly four goals in each of their last three games against West Ham. Each of the last five meetings between them in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals. Liverpool though are only W1 D1 L1 in their last three Premier League home games against the Irons. The overall head to head is in Liverpool’s favour at 71-28 with 37 drawn games.

Liverpool v West Ham Betting Odds*

Liverpool 1/4
Draw 11/2
West Ham 13/1
* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.)

Liverpool v West Ham Predictions

Liverpool to win: As much good work that West Ham have done over the summer, you can’t look past Liverpool delivering the goods in this one. They have spent a lot over the summer, but it has been good signings to enhance them. They are likely to come out with a barnstormer and Liverpool to win & over 2.5 goals tops our Liverpool v West Ham predictions.


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