Kick-off: 1630, 31/01/2021
Stadium: London Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Liverpool reminded everyone of their quality when winning at Tottenham and can pull off another successful raid on London by beating West Ham away.
The Hammers are on a six-match winning sequence in all competitions, but a kind fixture list has contributed towards that hot streak and this may prove a reality check.
Punters can get 4/5 for the Premier League champions to prevail and that is our first West Ham vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
Admittedly, West Ham are playing with plenty of confidence and were far more superior than the final scoreline suggests when winning 3-2 at Crystal Palace.
United recovered from going behind early on, with Tomas Soucek hitting a double and Craig Dawson heading them comfortably clear.
The Hammers created several other good chances and Palace only closed the gap seven minutes into stoppage time.
“We are getting better and we are an improved team, but I think we are not scratching the surface yet,” beamed David Moyes. “I think we have so much more we can give.
“Part of a manager’s job is to raise expectations at your football club, but I will not try and be stupid because West Ham have done it too often and maybe got it wrong.
“I am going to be a bit more steady and sensible if I can. But I am ambitious, I want to manage teams at the top of the league and be competing in the competitions if I can.
“And the players are giving me every hope, they’re doing a great job and they have been exceptional in the way they have played and they want more – I can sense it in the dressing room.”
The West Ham board showed they mean business by turning Said Benrahma’s loan into a permanent transfer, paving the way for Jesse Lingard to join the club until the end of the season.
They have tested Liverpool in their last couple of meetings, before going down 3-2 and 2-1, so another competitive encounter is on the cards.
However, we still feel the Reds are a cut above, so 11/5 for an away win and both teams to score stands out from the West Ham vs Liverpool odds.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Rice, Fornals, Soucek, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool travelled to face Spurs without a win in five league games but had hinted at a return to form during a 3-2 FA Cup loss at Manchester United which could have gone either way.
Jurgen Klopp’s side built on that more encouraging display with a positive performance in beating Tottenham 3-1.
Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane were on target, while Mohamed Salah just missed out on adding to his Old Trafford brace when another strike was ruled out via VAR.
“It was good,” commented Klopp. “It was necessary, it was a good moment to show we are still here – that is good to know.
“I am completely happy about the performance. They put a proper shift in. It was a brave performance against a counter-attacking monster, which is what they are.
“It was a good game, a deserved win. The boys played a really good game. The boys made a proper fight of it and played good football.”
Liverpool’s injury crisis at the back deepened further, as Joel Matip suffered ankle ligament damage, which followed another muscle injury for Fabinho.
With Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez already sidelined, Klopp is rapidly running out of options, so he may decide that attack is the best form of defence.
Let’s finish off our West Ham vs Liverpool betting tips by taking 16/1 for Salah to score first in a 2-1 away win.
Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Milner, Henderson, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
Crystal Palace 2-3 WEST HAM – Tomas Soucek (2), Craig Dawson
Tottenham 1-3 LIVERPOOL – Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane
Head-to-head: Liverpool 2-1 West Ham, Liverpool 3-2 West Ham, West Ham 0-2 Liverpool, West Ham 1-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 4-0 West Ham
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