West Ham vs. Liverpool Prediction and Picks: Will Liverpool Stay Hot?
When: Sunday, November 7, 11:30 a.m. ET
Where: London Stadium, London
Not the most anticipated match of the weekend, but West Ham vs. Liverpool should be the most entertaining one, with both teams enjoying an amazing season across all competitions.
West Ham vs. Liverpool Prediction
West Ham: Very Solid
West Ham is enjoying a superb season and has been in impressive form of late. The quality, the defensive connectedness, the team spirit are all there. Combine that with David Moyes’ tactics and philosophy, and you get a solid team who’s sitting 4th in the Premier League standings, just 5 points behind leaders Chelsea and just 2 points behind Sunday’s opponents Liverpool.
Although he normally plays with a four-man defensive line, Moyes has opted for a 5-4-1 formation at West Ham which offers a flexible approach and can easily change to can easily turn to a 3-4-3 or 3-4-2-1 during the match.
He loves his wings backs, Vladimír Coufal, Arthur Masuaku, or Said Benrahma, who scored a brace in the Europa League midweek action against Genk, to help the attack. Said Benrahma has already passed his tally of goals and assists from last season. The Hammers can be inventive, versatile and are playing positive football. They don’t necessarily dominate the games, giving away the possession, but they compensate through great organization off the ball.
They are fully packed with athletic players, brilliant on the aerial ball, and not afraid to dive into tackles if needed. They are basically a counterattacking team who defends deep, having superb pace on the break. Unfortunately, they are winless in their previous 10 EPL games against Liverpool, having lost their previous four head-to-heads and four of their last five home encounters against the Reds. That doesn’t sound very positive before this clash.
It’s very important to note that West Ham has no injury issues, and they can use their best starting line-up. Despite being at home, it’s normal for them to be the underdogs being priced at +380 with Unibet. We don’t expect them to win, but we believe that they will bring their A-game and put on a good fight.
Despite being held to a 2-2 draw but Brighton last weekend, Liverpool remains the only unbeaten team in the Premier League, but they are trailing leaders Chelsea by two points. However, in the Champions League, things look even better. They are leading their group, winning all four games, and no matter the results from the final two games, they will qualify from first place.
They are a scoring machine. They netted at least two goals in each of their games this season across all competitions, bar one (against Chelsea). They have the best attack in the Premier League with 29 goals scored (averaging almost 3 goals scored per game) but also one of the best attacks in UCL with 13 goals scored in 4 games. With 10 goals scored in 10 EPL games, Mo Salah is leading the top scorers’ chart, and he’s favored to find the back of the net against the Hammers, being priced at -120 with FanDuel.
The Reds will be without James Milner, Roberto Firmino, and Naby Keita, while Harvey Elliott remains a long-term absence. That means that we will see Diogo Jota in the attacking trio together with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.
West Ham vs. Liverpool Betting Picks
Given their goal-scoring form and attacking firepower, we expect Liverpool to score at least two goals on their own, but the price for that is not that attractive (-190 with Bet365). The question is if West Ham will find the back of the net.
Despite losing their last four mutual encounters with Liverpool, West Ham scored on three occasions. They even look in better for this season, so yes, we expect them to contribute on the scoreboard. So, if we combine the Both Teams to Score market with the Over 2.5 goals in the match, we get a better price (-139 with Bet365) but not enough for our needs.
West Ham loves their corners and their set-pieces. They are 4th in the number of corners in the league while Liverpool is leading that chart, so we expect at least 10 corners in this clash. For our official pick, we are going with Liverpool to win on the road and both teams to score.
West Ham vs. Liverpool Pick
- Liverpool to Win and Both Teams to Score (+187)