Liverpool look to bounce back

Liverpool looks to move a step closer to the Premier League title when West Ham United come calling at Anfield Monday evening. Liverpool head into the match on 76 points, with West Ham struggling in the relegation zone on 24 points. Odds are heavily stacked against The Hammers since Liverpool has won all but one league match this season.

For the first time this season though, they are coming from a loss as Atletico Madrid handed them a 1-0 defeat in the Champions League. In the league, they remain a massive 19 points lead against their closest challenger. The last time Liverpool lost at home in the Premier League was back in 2017. They have a 53-game unbeaten run in the league at home and this season alone, they have won each of their 13 home matches.

In 12 of the 13, they managed at least two goals while keeping a clean sheet in the last 8 at Anfield. They are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League this season. What can West Ham put up against Jürgen Klopp’s impressive side? he Londoners have no wins in seven matches, losing five of those. They conceded at least twice in four of the last five while failing to score in three.

Their last win came back in January, an FA Cup clash against League 1 side Gillingham. The last 9 Premier League matches have produced six defeats having not won since New Year’s Day. They are coming from 4 defeats on the trot away from London Stadium, having lost 2 of those without scoring. Only 2 sides have conceded more goals in the league.

Crazy things sometimes happen in football, but it is simply an impossible task building a case on behalf of West Ham. David Moyes has not been able to tighten the defence since taking over from Pellegrini. On Monday they are facing the best attacking side in the league having already conceded 45 goals. West Ham has not beaten Liverpool in any of the last seven meetings, losing five on the way.

Liverpool vs West Ham, Prediction and tip

The prices on a Liverpool win are of course very modest so we will have to combine the home win with a second outcome. Winning to nil seems an obvious way to go, alternatively betting the “both sides not to score”. Halftime/fulltime 1/1 also looks worth a shot. Liverpool scored before half time in 85 % of their home matches this season.

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