Liverpool vs West Ham
|Date & Time||Monday February 4, 2019, 4:30 AM (EST)|
The Line: West Ham +700/Draw +425/ Liverpool -250, Over/Under:
West Ham United at set to host Liverpool at the London Stadium for the next round of fixtures in the English Premier League.
Liverpool missed a major opportunity to seal the Premier League title as they only managed a draw against Leicester City. It was a very disappointing performance by Liverpool as they scored early via Sadio Mane only to allow Leicester City to equalize before half time. It was a particularly poor performance by the midfielders as they controlled over 73% of the possession but failed to create enough scoring chances for the strikers. As it currently stands, Liverpool still have a major lead at the top of the ladder but the Reds will know that they must keep winning since Manchester City are not far behind.
On the other side of the coin, West Ham United had a very poor game as they were beaten by Wolves in their last game. West Ham only had 45% of the possession which resulted in the team only creating 4 shots in the entire game. West Ham had no shots on target which would have disappointed the manager greatly. This is expected to be a very tough match for West Ham as they are in poor form and playing against the league leaders.
West Ham United and Liverpool played earlier in the season at Anfield. On that occasion, Liverpool won with some ease with the score being 4-0.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Liverpool to win this game. West Ham United have been playing very poorly recently and have lost 3 successive games. Liverpool have a much stronger side and the quality of players available to the Reds should be too much for West Ham United. I see Liverpool getting all 3 points from this away game.