Liverpool vs West Ham United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool narrowed the gap to the second-placed Manchester United to only two points after beating Southampton 0-2 on the road last time out. The Reds now have the pole position in the battle for the top four finish and the Champions league football next term, but they still can’t afford any slip-ups knowing that the fifth-placed Spurs are only two points away at the moment.
Next up for Jurgen Klopp and his men are West Ham United. The visitors will also come into this with an improved confidence after returning on the winning ways with a decent showing in a 2-0 victory over Watfod two weeks ago. David Moyes’ main stars Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic found goals in the mentioned win and this dup will lead West Ham’s attacking line in look for a potential upset at Anfield.
Nonetheless, the visiting defensive line will be under a huge pressure here given that they are about to come face to face with one of Europe’s best attacking lines on Saturday. Mohamed Salah has been enjoying an incredible season with the Reds and he is the league’s second top scorer at the moment with 22 goals in 26 appearances so far in the Premier League.
Both Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have also contributed well in the final third for the hosts. They should have plenty of room to keep their amazing spell of form going if we know that the Hammers have been fairly easy to break down lately allowing five goals in back-to-back defeats on the road (2-0 to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup and 3-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League).
Liverpool vs West Ham United: Head-to-head
West Ham United have only managed to claim three wins in 57 matches at Anfield.
Liverpool have bagged four goals in each of back-to-back wins over West Ham United (both times at London Stadium).
Overall, the Reds have won 61 and lost 24 of 114 meetings with the Hammers.
Liverpool vs West Ham United: Prediction
Everything points out to a one-sided affair on Saturday afternoon at Anfield. We expect the hosts to produce yet another superb attacking display and backing them to win by three or more goals looks sweet at 2.35.
Obviously, Mohamed Salah to score anytime is a must-take pick given that West Ham’s defensive has shown plenty of holes on their most recent travels.
Liverpool vs West Ham United: Bet Tips
Liverpool -2.5 handicap @ 2.35
Mohamed Salah to score anytime @ 1.66