Liverpool v West Ham United 13:30
Sunday 12th Aug 2018

The Premier League second favourites – Liverpool – get their season started with a home clash against West Ham and really it should be a straightforward three points for the Merseysiders.

Liverpool are on offer at around 5.00 to win the Premier League before the week one games but a win here will surely see that price dip a bit more.

The match betting for this game sees Liverpool on offer at just 1.22, with the draw 6.00 and West Ham a big as 12.00.

Yes, the Hammers have made a few good signings over the summer, including Jack Wilshere, but with Liverpool having home advantage and the likes of Sane, Firmino and Salah then you feel the home side will just have too much firepower for their visitors.

The sides met twice in the league last season and with Liverpool winning both games 4-1 then the gulf between the sides is clear to see. You can back Liverpool 4-1 West Ham again at 17.00 if you fancy them to repeat the dose.

Liverpool have, in fact, scored four goals in their last three games over West Ham, while ALL of the last five head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS to suggest we should get plenty of goal-mouth action here. Over 2.5 goals can be backed at 1.44.

Liverpool’s Mo Salah scored three goals against West Ham last season too, so the Egyptian striker is sure to be popular at 3.10 (first) and 1.44 (anytime).

With just one draw in the last 10 league head-to-heads then we should get a result one-way, or another but the call here is for both teams to score. This bet has paid out in 4 of the last 5 clashes between these sides and with their new summer signings there is every reason to think the Hammers can cause the odd problem for Liverpool.

We expect the Red to come out on top in the end, but with both teams scoring, which looks fair value at around 1.95.



Liverpool v West Ham United 13:30

– Last met (Feb 18), Liverpool 4-1 West Ham
– Last repeat fixture ended, Liverpool 4-1 West Ham
– Liverpool won both head-to-heads vs West Ham 4-1 last season
– Liverpool have scored 4 goals in their last 3 vs West Ham
– The last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS (all comps)
– Both teams scored in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
– Mo Salah (Liverpool) scored 3 goals vs West Ham last season
– 1 DRAW in the last 10 league head-to-heads