Liverpool will travel down to the London Stadium for a crucial Premier League clash with West Ham United on Saturday evening. Slaven Bilic’s side have gone three top flight games without a win and pressure is building on the Hammers boss.
At 2/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave in 888sport’s betting markets, he is well worth considering – the unrest in east London will only increase with another defeat this weekend.
Meanwhile, the visitors have now scored 14 goals in their last four matches. In their most recent encounter, Liverpool put three past Maribor in the Champions League and it would take a brave man to back against the Reds here.
Jurgen Klopp knows that a win here should help his side close the gap in the race for the top four. With four of England’s biggest clubs facing each other on Super Sunday, this is a must-win for Liverpool.
Hammers Desperate For A Change Of Luck
No matter which way you look at it, West Ham have been one of the most disappointing clubs in England’s top flight this season. Currently sitting 16th in the table, Bilic’s men are living dangerously and it would take a brave man to back the Hammers on current form.
In time, West Ham may regain their mojo but for now, a top half finish looks out of reach. The primary objective now MUST be for the east London side to avoid relegation.
The Hammers head into this one as underdogs but they do have a reasonable record in this fixture and some punters will fancy the upset here. West Ham have scored at least once in seven of their last eight games against Liverpool and the 11/25 for the hosts to bag is very reasonably priced.
Bilic’s men may not win the match but they will almost certainly cause problems for this shaky Liverpool defence.
Liverpool Back To Brutal Best
Klopp’s philosophy and strategy is relatively simple: score more goals than the opposition – and it has worked in recent weeks. You’d be hard pressed to find a stronger attacking unit in the Premier League, maybe with the exception of Manchester City.
Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and summer signing Mohamed Salah are all capable of producing a moment of magic to put Liverpool in the ascendency. Klopp's men will be very difficult to stop on Saturday night.
The 5/2 currently available for Liverpool to win with both teams scoring is appealing but so are the odds on a straight-up Reds victory.
You can back Klopp’s men at 8/13 to prevail this weekend and plenty of punters will be expecting a relatively comfortable evening for the visitors. West Ham’s recent form hardly inspires confidence and you won’t find too many neutrals opting for a home triumph at London Stadium.
Bilic’s side won’t roll over for Liverpool but the visitors should dominate proceedings in an attacking sense. The Reds will be in buoyant mood following their victory in the Champions League on Wednesday evening and Klopp will be confident of another win here.
The final result may look close but this could easily turn into a comfortable night for the Reds; expect a few away goals if Liverpool perform at their scintillating best.
WEST HAM UNITED 1-2 LIVERPOOL (Priced at 7/1 with 888sport)
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*
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