West Ham United vs Liverpool 04/06/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
West Ham United (10-7-15) Liverpool(22-5-5)
Sunday 6th April 2014 16:00(GMT)
The Line: West Ham United 13/2 Draw 7/2 Liverpool 4/9 See the Latest Odds
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As the Premier League title race comes into the final stretch Liverpool are in contention, the first time since Rafa Benitez brought the reds to a second place finish that Liverpool have realistically contended. Under Brendan Rodgers things have progressed quicker than many would have though. Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez have been the key all season netting almost 50 goals between the two, add to that the improvement by Henderson, Couthino and the consistancy of Gerrard. Liverpool will look to put the pressure on early against a West Ham team that have been Jekyl and Hyde the last few weeks, West Ham are streaky at the moment winning four losing three and winning the last two over a nine game span. But Upton Park certainly wont be a roll over for Liverpool and West ham fans would love nothing more than to be a spoiler for Liverpool's championship run.
Add to that Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing probably feel hard done by in the way Brendan Rodgers shipped them from Anfield and you add a extra bit of spice to this game. There is no doubt that Carroll in particular can cause Liverpool's back four alot of problems. Sam Allardyce will no doubt have a game plan for playing against Suarez and Sturridge but i'm not sure West ham's back four will be relishing that as no team in the league this season has really been able to deal with the double threat.
Tough game to handicap here, obviously Liverpool are the better team and are heavy favourites but away games in teh Premier League are never easy and I just dont like the price on that bet. I'm taking the overs here as i think it represents a little more value and I think that West Ham can get on the scoresheet in a game that Liverpool will probably just edge. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo