Liverpool vs West Ham
2018/19 English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Kick-off Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool start their 2018/19 Premier League campaign with the home fixture against West Ham on Sunday.
The Reds have a brilliant pre-season on their back and are heavy favorites to kick-off the campaign with a win.
Klopp is still missing some players due to the World Cup, but those available are in some fine form after massive wins against Manchester United (4-1), Napoli (5-0) and Torino (3-1).
Meantime, West Ham is looking to start a new era under Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean manager is coming on the back of a 2 year spell in China after leaving Manchester City in 2016.
The Hammers were the most active team in the summer transfer window and brought in at least 10 players.
The £34 arrival of Felipe Anderson from Napoli, together with the experience of Andriy Yarmolenko and Carlos Sanchez making this side an interesting prospect to watch this season.
Liverpool vs West Ham Head-to-head
- Liverpool demolished West Ham in the last three Premier League meetings with both clashes of last season ending in 4-1 before a 4-0 win.
- Their last 4 h2h league meetings saw over 3.5 goals.
- There has been only 1 stalemate in their last 10 Premier League h2h meetings, the Reds won 6 of those with the Hammers bagging 3 wins.
- At Anfield, Liverpool lost just once in 19 meetings with West Ham in all competitions, 14 wins & 4 draws.
Liverpool vs West Ham Prediction
Both teams had a good pre-season and early signs suggest that West Ham have the potential to perform better than what they did in previous seasons.
But, Liverpool showed during the summer that they are the best attacking side in England after scoring 14 goals scored in 4 matches against top opponents.
It is next to impossible to beat this Liverpool side at Anfield and the visiting London side is bound to start their campaign with a loss.
Yet, there will some holes in the Red’s defense with defenders Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Ragner Klavan out with fitness issues.
Liverpool vs West Ham Betting Tips
FT – Both teams to Score and Liverpool win at 13/10 (2.30)
Over 1.5 second half goals at 7/10 (1.70).