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Liverpool v West Ham Prediction & Betting Tips, 12th August 2018

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Liverpool have made a lot of investments over the summer and now the work of trying to close the gap to champions Man City begin. The Reds will be backed heavily for this home opener and over the summer they have already produced some fantastic displays in pre-season. West Ham though have spent heavily as well and new boss Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to cause an upset in some style.

Liverpool v West Ham Betting Odds*

Liverpool 1/4
Draw 11/2
West Ham 13/1
* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.)

Liverpool News and Form

Big things will be expected of Liverpool this season in the Premier League after having made such heavy investments over the summer in the transfer market. They finally look to have a stable goalkeeper with Alisson between the sticks and it could also be Premier league debuts given to Fabinho and Naby Keita. Even though they will be taking on a side who has also invested heavily in the summer, Liverpool are red hot favourites to win this fixture and they have gone undefeated in their last 21 Premier League home matches. Everyone is fully aware of the attacking threat and powerful style that Liverpool will bring to the table and so we can only expect a high-scoring game in this one and so for our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips we are going over 3.5 goals at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.).

To back that up there is the stat that Liverpool have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 10 home games in the top flight and they may not have their strongest defensive line up out either with Dejan Lovren reportedly not fit to go and Joel Matip not ready. For our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips we are also going to have a look at a Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time option at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) simply because Liverpool were winning at both half time and time in five of their final six Premier League matches of last season. We have already seen impressive attacking displays from them over the summer with Daniel Sturridge popping up and looking very sharp in front of goal.

West Ham News and Form

West Ham have a new manager in place with former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini coming back to the Premier League. They have been really busy in the transfer market as well and we can expect to see a new-look West Ham side out. They do have some good looking options at full back now and they should be a lot stronger in defence. But still, they are going to have their work cut out for them in trying to keep Liverpool quiet. Both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) for the fixture as West Ham look to try and improve upon their bottom half of the table finish from last season.

They were defensively a mess last season and actually ended up with the joint-worst defensive record in the top fight alongside the relegated Stoke. So clearly improvements had to be made and the likes of Ryan Fredericks are going to help out. They also splashed out big in improving their front line which now looks really good. They have Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko to help out with their scoring power and they added a bit of creativity in bringing in Jack Wilshere as well. West Ham collected just three away wins last season and for all their summer improvements, it is going to be a big ask to keep Liverpool at bay.

Liverpool v West Ham Head to Head

Liverpool posted back to back 4-1 wins over West Ham last season and that is three games in a row against them in which the Reds have scored exactly four goals. Each of the last five meetings between them in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals. Liverpool though are only W1 D1 L1 in their last three Premier League home games against the Irons. The overall head to head is in Liverpool’s favour at 71-28 with 37 drawn games.

Who will win – Liverpool v West Ham Predictions

This will be a game between two sides high on optimism and this should, therefore, be a cracker. West Ham should be more competitive than they have been for a while, but there aren’t many teams who are going to get anything out of a visit to Anfield this season. We have to go with Liverpool to bank the three points in a high scoring game. Liverpool to win & both teams to score tops our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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