By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 30th January 2019
Reactionaries were quick to question West Ham’s appointment of Manuel Pellegrini in the wake of their 4-0 humbling by Liverpool on the season’s opening day, but things have improved markedly under the Chilean’s tutelage since then – can they stave off a stuffing in east London?
West Ham vs Liverpool: Odds and Predictions
The league leaders are 4/11 match betting favourites despite failing to win five of their last 10 away games, with their hosts trading at odds of 7/1 and the draw a 17/4 selection.
When it comes to how Jurgen Klopp’s side will fair at the London Stadium, our West Ham vs Liverpool predictions are more mindful of the Irons’ 0-4 home reverse against Manchester City than their 3-1 victory over a sick-of-Jose-Mourinho Manchester United in the same arena.
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West Ham vs Liverpool predictions: correct score, best bet, scorer tips
Best bet: Liverpool (-1) to win @ 19/20
The first and most fancied of our West Ham vs Liverpool predictions allows for the distance between the two sides over the past two seasons to have eroded slightly but nowhere near disappear.
Pellegrini’s side’s last five defeats, to Watford, Burnley, Bournemouth and AFC Wimbledon and most recently Wolves, each would’ve rewarded the minus one handicap bet on their opposition, as would six of the visitors’ last nine wins.
Correct score prediction: West Ham 0-2 Liverpool @ 11/2
Five teams have shut out the Irons on home turf in the league this term and the visit of the division’s stingiest defence should see that number added to.
Our West Ham vs Liverpool predictions don’t see the visitors continuing their streak of bagging four against the Irons, but they’ve failed to score only once on the road all season and should be capable of notching half that amount.
Goalscorer predictions: Virgil van Dijk to score anytime @ 8/1
The giant Dutchman hasn’t perhaps grabbed the goal tally that his aerial prowess deserves this term, especially given his side have scored three more set-piece goals than anyone else in the Premier League this season (14).
West Ham vs Liverpool stats
Michail Antonio has scored three of the Irons’ last four goals against Liverpool.
Only four sides have committed less fouls than West Ham in the Premier League this season.
Four of Liverpool’s six all-competitions defeats in 2018/19 have come by a 2-1 margin.