Anfield forms the backdrop for Wednesday’s handsomely-looking Premier League match-up between Liverpool and West Ham United, and if you’re interested in backing the London outfit to defy the odds, check out these West Ham predictions for the best tips you’ll find online.
Mohamed Salah’s second-half heroics helped Jurgen Klopp’s side silence their nay-sayers by taking down reigning champions Manchester City with a hard-earned 1-0 victory on Sunday.
A high-tense showdown at Anfield, filled with tensions and antagonism, culminated with Klopp’s expulsion late in the game, meaning the Reds will take on West Ham without their manager.
With their charismatic gaffer now serving a one-match ban, Liverpool may not be in high spirits come Wednesday, though they’ll still welcome the Hammers as odds-on pre-match favourites.
Indeed, the midweek clash on Merseyside could present David Moyes’ side with a rare opportunity to walk away from Anfield with all three points, a feat they’ve achieved just once in the last 49 league attempts.
Following an abysmal seven-game Premier League start featuring just one victory (D1, L5), the Irons have enjoyed quite a renaissance on the back of September’s international break.
Moyes’ team had won back-to-back league matches since the Premier League returned to action in October before being held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton last time out.
West Ham’s mini-revival has helped them escape from the relegation zone and climb to the cusp of the top half of the table, with just two points separating them from eight-placed Liverpool ahead of the kick-off.
After losing just once across their last 49 home league meetings with West Ham (W36, D12), Liverpool will be confident about keeping the Kop reverberating after the weekend’s beating of Man City.
It’s not a surprise the recent H2H stakes heavily fancy the Reds to maintain their resurrection, as they’ve suffered only one defeat in their last 12 Premier League duels with the Hammers (W9, D2).
Furthermore, last season’s Premier League runners-up haven’t lost any of their 28 top-flight outings at Anfield (W21, D7) since succumbing to six losses in a row between January and March 2021.
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West Ham’s visit to Liverpool’s fortress comes amid the Irons’ dreadful Premier League form outside the London Stadium, which has seen them win just two of their last 13 league games on hostile turf (D2, L10).
In fact, only rock-bottom Leicester City and perennial strugglers Everton have lost more top-flight fixtures away from home in 2022 than Moyes’ team (nine).
Though it’ll take something special to triumph at Anfield, Moyes won’t be lacking motivation, considering he’s gone winless on all 17 previous Premier League visits to this venue as a manager (D6, L11).
Liverpool vs West Ham United Potential Line-ups
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho; Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah.
West Ham United (4-3-3): Lucasz Fabianski; Ben Johnson, Thilo Kehrer, Aaron Cresswell; Emerson Palmieri, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal; Lucas Paqueta, Gianluca Scamacca, Jarrod Bowen.
How to Watch?
Liverpool vs West Ham, alongside all other fixtures in England’s top flight, is available to watch online via live Premier League streams.
Liverpool vs West Ham United Prediction
It’s hard to see anything other than Liverpool’s victory, especially given their recent showings against Rangers and Man City.
However, West Ham won’t go down without a fight and we expect Moyes’ team to give the Reds a run for their money.
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