Liverpool vs West Ham UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 Sep 24, 2023, Anfield
LIVERPOOL will be aiming to make it five Premier League wins on the spin when they welcome West Ham United to Anfield on Sunday.
After kicking-off their campaign with an action-packed 1-1 draw at Chelsea, the Reds have racked up four wins in succession, the most recent of which was a 3-1 victory at Wolves.
That means Jurgen Klopp’s side start the latest round of Premier League fixtures in third place, just two points behind perennial Premier League pacesetters Manchester City.
After coming from behind to earn a 3-1 win against LASK Linz in the Europa League on Thursday evening, Liverpool now turn their attention back to league matters when they play host to West Ham this weekend.
David Moyes’ men were also in European action on Thursday night, with the Hammers surviving a brief scare by roaring back to beat Backa Topola 3-1.
Liverpool, who have won each of their last six Premier League matches against West Ham, are lowly 2/5 (Bet 365) favourites.
West Ham have avoided defeat in each of their opening three top-flight road trips of the season, however the bookies’ odds imply that sequence will be snapped on Sunday, with the away side big underdogs at 6/1 (BetVictor) while the draw is also deemed unlikely at 9/2 (Betfred).
While the hosts are deserving and fair favourites here, they are too skinny to side with at 2/5, so I'll get creative via the Bet Builder market and merge Liverpool to Win, Over 1 Liverpool Goal and Over 4 Liverpool corners at 4/5 (Bet 365).
For the most part, Anfield has been somewhat of a fortress for Liverpool during Jurgen Klopp's tenure, with the Reds losing just one of their last 40 Premier League games at their Merseyside base, triumphing in a towering 30 of those assignments.
Although West Ham are unbeaten away from home this season, their long-term road record in recent years doesn't make for great reading, particularly when paying the Premier League's elite a visit.
What's more, the Hammers’ rearguard have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their opening five league matches of the season, not to mention their backline has been breached in 19 of their last 21 top-flight matches away from the London Stadium
As such, I'm happy to get the Reds onside here, but to boost the price, I'll also back Liverpool to score at least two goals – something Liverpool have done in each of their last four top-flight outings.
With a safety-first approach anticipated from Davis Moyes' men here, I'll round off the Bet Builder with a minimum of five Liverpool corners.
West Ham have conceded a league-high 56 corners this season – an average of 11.80 per-game – so five flag kicks should be within reach for a Reds side that often play at a high-intensity in home fixtures.
It's also worth pointing out that this Bet Builder would have paid in each of Liverpool's previous two home games this season, and that only adds to the appeal of siding with the same wager when West Ham come calling this weekend.
One Liverpool player who looks nicely priced to get on the scoresheet here is Mohamed Salah who has been priced up at even-money for a goal with Bet 365.
The Egyptian forward has scored in each of his two outings at Anfield this season and he looks worthy of intertest to extend that sequence when faced with a leaky West Ham team.
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