PL Match Preview : Liverpool vs West Ham

Liverpool were pegged back from 3-1 up to lose 4-3 at Bournemouth last week and Jurgen Klopp will demand a much-improved performance from his players on Sunday. The return of Joel Matip in defence is a huge boost for the Reds.

A 5-1 thumping at the hands of Arsenal last weekend means West Ham have failed to win their last five league games as pressure mounts on Slaven Bilic. They did, however, secure a 3-0 win in this fixture last season and Bilic would love nothing more than a repeat of the victory.

That is unlikely to happen, though, with Liverpool overwhelming favourites to secure the win.

Team News

Liverpool – Georginio Wijnaldum could come in for Emre Can, with the latter carrying a minor knock and may not be risked.

Joe Gomez and Sheyi Ojo are both available to Jurgen Klopp, though are unlikely to start.

Philippe Coutinho, Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge are all sidelined for the Reds.

West Ham – Cheikhou Kouyate is sidelined for West Ham with a groin problem having missed the 5-1 home loss to Arsenal.

Slaven Bilic is without Gokhan Tore, Sam Byram, Diafra Sakho, Reece Oxford and James Collins through injury, but Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio have trained and could feature.

Alvaro Arbeloa, Andre Ayew and Andy Carroll could all come into the starting XI.

Match Facts

Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 9 home matches against West Ham in all competitions.

Liverpool are undefeated in their last 14 home matches in Premier League.

Liverpool are undefeated in 15 of their last 16 home matches against West Ham in all competitions.

Liverpool have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against West Ham in all competitions.

Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (Premier League).

West Ham have failed to win their last 5 Premier League matches.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Liverpool has 1.27 odd to win the match on  NaijaBet  while West Ham has 11.23 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 6.15.

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