This weekend’s round of English Premier League matches offers an interesting clash at the London Stadium. The visitors, Liverpool, may be clear favorites but West Ham have a far better record in recent matches and, if the game does go with form, there are some good odds to take advantage of (11.30am ET Sunday).
So let’s see what the sportsbooks make of it with our West Ham vs Liverpool predictions, picks and preview.
WHU vs LFC Moneyline Odds
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are some way ahead in the moneyline markets and the Reds can be claimed at a general -125. That figure leaves the draw at +265 while a win for West Ham is available at an industry best of +340.
Following on from Thursday night’s 3-1 win over Tottenham, Liverpool go into this game with a little more confidence. That victory was their first in four games and those goals were their first in the league for several hours, so overall form is unusually weak for the Reds.
In contrast, West Ham’s 3-2 win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday night means that the Hammers are now unbeaten in their last eight games across all competitions. David Moyes’ men have won their last six and, as the form side with home advantage, it’s certainly worth considering a positive result for the hosts.
Before we commit to the moneyline pick, we’ll consider the strengths of the two sides and look at the players who can make a difference. West Ham’s Tomas Soucek scored twice in that win over Crystal Palace Eagles and, for a midfielder, his record of seven goals in 20 EPL games this season is an exceptional one.
Czech international Soucek is worth considering in West Ham’s individual goal scorer markets but the man who carries the shortest price for the Hammers is Michail Antonio. Striker Antonio has a record of five goals in 13 league matches and that provides a higher ratio than Soucek.
For Liverpool, the obvious man to watch is Mohamed Salah and the Egyptian striker remains as the Reds’ biggest threat, even though he failed to find the target in the 3-1 win over Spurs. Sadio Mane did score in that match and is a strong back up to Salah at better odds.
For the record, Mo Salah is the favorite to open the scoring at a general +250 while Sadio Mane follows at +350. Michail Antonio is on offer at +700 in most places while Tomas Soucek is quoted at a tempting best of +1100.
In team props, Both Teams to Score is on offer for this game at a general -167. That’s predictably short given the firepower in each camp but it could be one of the safer options for Sunday.
Similarly, we have to go relatively high in the Total Goals betting to find any interest. A modest stake above the 2.5 line will currently bring a top price of -136 while a push to over 3.5 will stretch that figure to an average of +155.
That leaves us to round off with some Correct Score suggestions and our instinct here is to go for a high scoring draw. A 2-2 final scoreline should be worth considering at a best of +1500. Alternatively, in a lower scoring, tight contest, a 2-1 win to Liverpool is listed at a top price of +800. Finally, that same 2-1 scoreline in favor of West Ham can be found at generous best industry odds of +1400.
Our Preview’s West Ham vs Liverpool Predictions & Betting Picks Verdict
While Liverpool have the stronger squad, it is impossible to ignore that form guide and there could be some potential value in getting behind the home side. It may be true that Jurgen Klopp’s team found their scoring touch in Thursday’s 3-1 win over Spurs but they were helped by some calamitous defending and an injury to Tottenham’s key striker.
West Ham are unlikely to be quite as generous but we are going with our hunch and backing a higher scoring draw on Sunday. That 2-2 outcome would be our preference for a smaller outlay in the Correct Score betting but we’ll play it safer with other props. Over 3.5 goals looks a strong option, irrespective of the final result and, while Both Teams to Score carries a shorter price, it also looks more likely to land.
West Ham’s players also carry some interest in the individual goal scorer markets but this is much harder to call. The Hammers have two joint leading scorers in the league and one of them – Sebastien Haller – has since been transferred to Ajax. Tomas Soucek is the other and he’s a defensive midfielder so, while you may want to look at some generous odds here, we’ll avoid it and finish with the draw as a moneyline pick.
They are two of the more entertaining sides in the EPL so be sure to tune in live if you can while the following three suggestions will hopefully add profit to the entertainment. These are our EHUFC vs LFC predictions and betting picks for this match preview:
- The draw @ best odds of +303 with BetOnline.
- Both teams to score @ -165 with Bovada. It is -167 with Intertops.
- Over 3.5 goals @ +170 with Bovada. It is +155 with Intertops.
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