The Premier League is back and one of the big games to watch is Liverpool v West Ham in the first week of the competition; The reds are clear favourites here. West Ham is going to have a very tough time at Anfield, and we believe that Liverpool will win this game very comfortably.
My Prediction For This Game:
Last season, Liverpool played extremely well, and this season they have strengthened their squad even more, so they could aim for a title. On the other hand, West Ham will be a mid-table team this season. Last season when they played, both games ended with 4-1 Liverpool win. We believe Liverpool will start the season very confident and to reflect this, Ladbrokes offers odds of 1.61 for them to win with a two or more goal difference.
Liverpool is a much stronger team than last season. They have kept all their key players and added Allison, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri. In the pre-season friendly games they have played really impressive, attacking football; now they also have world-class goalkeeper, so they shouldn’t concede goals like last season. They are one of the favourites to win the Premier League and should start their campaign with a big win in the first round, which would give the team a boost of confidence.
West Ham didn’t have a busy summer. They lost Cheikou Kouyate, but he has been replaced in the midfield by Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez. Also, Hammers bought wingers Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson; furthermore goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski, has just joined the squad. With their improvements, they should be a mid-table team this season but will struggle against the best teams just like last season.
Liverpool last 5 games:
West Ham last 5 games:
Liverpool v West Ham last 5 games:
Reasons For and Against The Tip:
✓ Liverpool is the much stronger side; they play attacking football.
✓ Liverpool is looking to start the season with a win at home.
✓ Last season Liverpool won both games 4-1.
✘ New players in the Liverpool team might need time to fit in, so they could struggle in the first couple of rounds.