West Ham v Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips & Previews
May 11, 2017
Sunday May 14 – London Stadium – Premier League
West Ham host Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, and anything other than a win for the Reds will serious dent their top four aspirations.
The Hammers have a fine record in their recent meetings with Liverpool, unbeaten in their last five meetings in all competitions. Liverpool have not beaten the Hammers since a 2-1 win at Upton Park in April 2014.
West Ham Slavan Bilic has a catalogue of injuries to deal with ahead of Liverpool’s visit, with a number of key players set to miss out.
Defender Arthur Masuaku facing a late fitness test on a foot injury, but he is unlikely to be ready in time.
Alongside Masuaku, West Ham have seven players out injured until next season, as they look to finish the season strongly.
Pedro Obiang, Andy Carroll, Angelo Ogbonna, Cheikhou Kouyate, Michail Antonio, Diafra Sakho and Gokhan Tore are all sidelined until 2017-18.
Philippe Coutinho returned from a dead leg for the Reds draw at home to Southampton at the weekend, and he looks to be fit to continue for the rest of the season.
Captain Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Danny Ings are all out until next season with long term injuries.
West Ham v Liverpool Preview and Predictions
The hosts are in good form currently, unbeaten in their last five Premier League games, including a draw against Everton and a win over Tottenham.
Liverpool on the other hand looks to nervous, struggling to cope with confirming their top four status, and securing Champions League football for next season.
Inconsistency has plagued them in recent weeks, wins at Watford and West Brom have been bookended by frustrating draws against Southampton and Bournemouth.
West Ham will not want to lose their final home game of the season, and Liverpool have plenty to play for, making a draw a good option, priced at 14/5.
Both sides have goals in their ranks and that will make for an open game, and a BTTS bet is priced at 3/4.
A 2-2 draw at 16/1
Both sides are likely to give it a good go on Sunday, confidence is high with West Ham following their defeat of Tottenham. Liverpool need to take chances to secure the points that they firmly need.
Roberto Firmino to score anytime at 13/10
Brazilian international Firmino is Liverpool’s highest available scorer in the Premier League, given the injury to Mane. He will hope to be a real thorn in West Ham’s side.