Kick-off: 1330, 12/08/2018
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Liverpool vs West Ham
Liverpool and West Ham both closed the last Premier League campaign with convincing wins to achieve high Trueform ratings, but Jurgen Klopp’s side may be better placed to pick up where they left off.
The Reds have a settled squad as they bid to build on reaching the Champions League final, whereas the Hammers may take time to get going after a summer shake-up.
Klopp’s men have netted 14 goals in the last four head-to-head meetings, including 4-1 triumphs at home and away last season.
That makes Evens they bag at least three more strikes here worth featuring as our first Liverpool vs West Ham prediction.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool were unbeaten at Anfield in this competition last term, although Klopp will have been slightly frustrated to draw seven times on home turf.
A record of 45 goals scored compared to just 10 conceded reads well, though, while there were also some great European nights on Merseyside.
Spartak Moscow were thrashed 7-0 and Manchester City were beaten 3-0 as the Reds made it all the way through to the decider, before losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev.
Klopp made two impressive early additions to his squad, with Naby Keita coming in from RB Leipzig and fellow midfielder Fabinho joining from Monaco, while Stoke playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri will add strength in depth.
However, the really eye-catching recruit was Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, snapped up for a fee of £67million, a world record for that position.
The Brazil international made his debut in a 5-0 friendly win over Napoli, which followed defeats of Manchester giants City and United in America.
He should help to shore things up at the back this term and 23/20 for the Reds to win to nil is worth adding to our Liverpool vs West Ham betting tips.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
Picking up seven points from the final three fixtures helped West Ham to end up in 13th place last season, but that wasn’t enough to earn David Moyes a long-term deal.
Instead, former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has been handed the task of rebuilding a team which has underachieved since moving to the Olympic stadium.
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, Ukraine forward Andriy Yarmolenko, Toulouse defender Issa Diop and Swansea’s Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski are quality recruits.
Paraguay defender Fabian Balbuena and Fulham full-back Ryan Fredericks continued the spending spree and £35m attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson was the icing on the cake after being captured from Napoli.
These are exciting times for the Hammers, but it may take a little while for Pellegrini to get his new players to gel together.
Early home matches versus Bournemouth and Wolves may prove a better guide to how things are going, but this tough test is expected to prove too much, too soon.
Real Madrid 3-1 LIVERPOOL – Sadio Mane
WEST HAM 3-1 Everton – Manuel Lanzini (2), Marko Arnautovic
Head-to-head: Liverpool 4-1 West Ham, West Ham 1-4 Liverpool, West Ham 0-4 Liverpool, Liverpool 2-2 West Ham, West Ham 2-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 0-0 West Ham
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