Liverpool vs West Ham
England – Premier League
Date: Monday, 24 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool are at Anfield. Enough said. You know pretty much how the game is going to be. The impending champions are eager to seal their title, and turn all their efforts towards defending their European crown. On top of that, West Ham are a relegation-threatened team as well. By all means expect a win for the Reds.
Liverpool vs West Ham Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-2 win for Liverpool.
- Four of the former six games ended with West Ham conceding four or more goals.
- Since 1999, West Ham have won just once at this venue.
- Eight of the last twelve meetings at this stadium saw the guests failing to score.
Liverpool vs West Ham Match Preview
Liverpool recorded a 0-1 win on the road against Norwich in their latest PL fixture. It extended their streak to 25 wins and a draw from the total 26 league games this season.
The victory once again showcased the fighting spirit of Jurgen Klopp’s men, as they had to toil almost till the end to find the sole goal of the match. And as a cherry on top, the goal was scored by Sadio Mane, who had been on the sidelines due to injury for the past few weeks.
Meanwhile, West Ham had a tough fixture last game week. They were on the road, taking on Manchester City. Against the defending champions, the bottom-tier team expectedly lost, and the scoreline was 2-0 in favor of the hosts.
It was the seventh straight winless match of West Ham, and their seventh loss away from home, in the past ten attempts. The series of unimpressive performances show just why the team is stuck in the relegation zone.
With back-to-back games against the top two teams in the table, West Ham are surely experiencing some fatigue, and Klopp’s men will just be eager to pile on it.
Liverpool vs West Ham Prediction
Liverpool are now just five wins away from being crowned the champions, and they are desperate to get their hands on that elusive trophy, which has been missing from their cabinet for the past three decades.
On top of that, they are at home. After their CL loss against Atletico Madrid, Klopp and his boys have challenged the Spanish team to repeat the heroics at Anfield in the second leg. By the time Diego Simeone and his squad arrive, the Reds need to once again get back to their winning track, and it helps that they are taking on a relegation-battler this Monday.
Right from the get-go, the reigning European champions will try to dominate proceedings, and a huge win this Monday would help them put the Atleti loss in the closet. Moreover, Liverpool are on a ten-match winning run at home, while their counterparts have lost seven of their prior ten road trips.
In addition, West Ham had failed to score at this venue in eight of their last twelve visits, and have a total of just one win since 1999.
Add into this equation the terrific form of the Liverpool defense – led by Alison Becker between the sticks, and the indomitable Virgil van Dijk in his front, and it’s building up to be another win to nil for Liverpool.
Liverpool vs West Ham Betting Tips
To Win to Nil: Liverpool @ 1.90 (9/10)
Half Time Result: Liverpool to Win @ 1.50 (1/2).