West Ham vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 4 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).
Liverpool missed a huge opportunity to go seven points clear off defending champions Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings. They still profited from mid-week’s Matchday due to City’s unexpected 2-1 loss to Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, but fans were still disappointed with a 1-1 draw to Leicester City on Wednesday at Anfield.
The Reds got off to a flying start thanks to Sadio Mane’s third-minute opener, but only to see it cancelled by Harry Maguire at the death of the first half. Klopp’s men should have been given a penalty in the second half, but the referee did not point to the spot as nets stood still until the end.
The Reds are now five points adrift of the Citizens in second place. Can they return to winning ways instantly on Monday evening when they travel to the capital for the West Ham United tie at London Stadium?
West Ham vs Liverpool: Head-to-head
Liverpool demolished the Hammers netting four goals in each of last four H2H meetings.
The streak includes a 4-0 victory when teams met each other in this term of Premier League at Anfield.
Four or more goals were scored in all of past five head to head encounters.
West Ham vs Liverpool: Prediction
Luckily for Jurgen Klopp and his men, the clash with West Ham comes at a great moment as the hosts have not been pulling up any trees of late. The Hammers lost three on the spin across competitions and they conceded seven goals in last two defeats to AFC Wimbledon (4-2 in the FA Cup) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-0 in the Premier League).
Manuel Pellegrini’s side showed plenty of defensive holes of late and these will likely be exploited by Liverpool’s powerful attacking trio (Mane, Salah, Firmino) on the evening. Over 2.5 goals FT looks to be a banker bet at 1.57, while you can alternatively go with the Reds to win by two or more goals difference at 2.05.
West Ham vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57 (4/7)
Liverpool -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20).