Liverpool v West Brom - Saturday 17:30, BT Sport 1
Liverpool were held at bay by a Man Utd side set up not to lose rather than force the initiative, but their good form has steered them into the top four and Jurgen Klopp will expect his team to take control here. West Brom will sit deep with 10 men behind the ball, mimicking the tactics employed by Jose Mourinho, and Tony Pulis knows how to organise a defence as West Brom’s last match against Spurs indicates. However, he risks inviting pressure with Liverpool’s high press as the likes of Nacer Chadli and Salomon Rondon could become isolated if they can’t get the ball out of their own half. Set-pieces are the most likely route to goal for West Brom, and they will look to target Loris Karius, who looked nervous at times against Man Utd though it was more with his feet than his hands that he showed anxiety.
West Brom may have been disappointed not to hold out for an unexpected win against Spurs in their last match, though they were a little fortunate to make it to half-time without conceding. Ben Foster bailed them out with some smart saves and West Brom are now unbeaten in four games, drawing each of their last three 1-1. Four of the last five matches between Liverpool and West Brom have ended in a draw, with two of these also 1-1’s, including the last time they met in May.
Liverpool’s gung-ho style always leaves them open to conceding and that coupled with the resilience of Pulis’ side means the 1-1 correct score represents good value at 13.0. It is also worth noting that West Brom have scored exactly one goal in five of their last six away matches, conceded exactly one goal in five of these games too, whilst Liverpool have conceded exactly one goal in five of their last six matches.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus