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West Ham United Play Host to Liverpool in Crucial Game

Forget about West Ham United being a surprise, the Hammers are a reality. Manager David Moyes has done a great job and they’re on track to match their best start to a season. Beating Liverpool would be a huge step towards that goal.

Speaking about Liverpool, having qualified for the Champions League Round of 16, the Reds can fully focus on the EPL. They sit in second place but have drawn in three of their last five games.

Mohamed Salah is challenged by Jose Gimenez during the UEFA Champions League match

Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer odds for West Ham United vs Liverpool. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider!

Competition: Premier League (England’s Top Division)

Location: Olympic Stadium, London

Time: Sunday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. ET

TV: beIN Sports

Live Stream: fuboTV

English Premier League Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Over/Under Team Total
West Ham United +½ +120 +370 3 -125o 1½ +165o/-210u
Liverpool -½ -140 -140 3 +105u 1½ -175o/+145u
Draw +310

Head to Head

  • Previous Matches: 143
  • West Ham United Victories: 28 (139 goals)
  • Liverpool Victories: 77 (247 goals)
  • Draws: 38 

Last season, they met twice, Liverpool won all six points. The first leg, at Anfield, finished 2-1, while the second leg, at London Olympic Stadium, finished 3-1. Both scored in four of their last five encounters.

The Reds haven’t lost to the Hammers in 10 straight EPL games (8-2-0). They scored 29 goals, at least in each game, allowed nine, and finished with a clean sheet three times. If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals. The total went over in eight of those last 10 EPL meetings.

Keep Hammering

West Ham United sit in fourth place with 20 points thanks to a 6-2-2 record, 20 goals for and 11 against. Despite the budget difference between the two is unreal, they’ve scored as many goals as Manchester City.

They’re above Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Leicester City. All of them were among the favorites to win the EPL title prior to the start of the season. Well, at least among the dark horses.

Most recently, they beat Aston Villa 4-1 to get their third straight domestic victory. Midweek, they drew 2-2 to Genk in the UEFA Europa League. That’s right, their success has crossed borders, in fact, they remain unbeaten in the continental competition.

We could name several players who’ve a lot to do with the Hammers’ good form, but let’s focus on three. Michail Antonio, who leads the team in scoring with six goals. Said Benrahma, who leads the team in assists with three. Declan Rice, who’s also an important figure in England’s national team. Those three players are West Ham’s crème de la crème.

Curiously enough, they’ve been a more reliable soccer pick when playing on the road. They own a 2-1-2 record when playing at home (4-1-0 on the road), 2-3 against the spread and 4-1 over/under. If they want to remain in the title race, they need to transform the Olympic Stadium into a fortress. At least they’ve scored in 100 percent of their home matches.

Beating Liverpool to climb to second place right before the international break would be huge. That should be enough to get really pumped and go all-in.

Last One Standing

Liverpool sit in second place with 22 points thanks to a 6-4-0 record. They’re the last EPL team to remain unbeaten. Being unbeaten 10 games into the season isn’t easy. The Reds are one of four teams across the top five European leagues to achieve it.

Most recently, they drew 2-2 to Brighton. Midweek, they beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 to secure a spot among the best 16 teams in the continent. They also remain unbeaten in the UCL, in fact, they’ve won all their games.

There are very few teams with a defense as good as Atletico, but Liverpool had no problem. Things tend to be easier when you’ve Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane leading the attack. Salah leads the league in scoring with 10 goals, while Mane has scored six. Also, Salah scored three goals in Liverpool’s last two games against West Ham.

The Reds have been a more productive betting online option when playing on the road. They’re 4-1-0 (2-3-0 at home), 4-1 against the spread and 3-0-2 over/under. They’ve scored three or more goals in all their road games. That’s crazy.

Roberto Firmino is out due to injury, but Diogo Jota will be ready to go. The Portuguese scored against Atletico, meaning his confidence is up to the roof.

Final Analysis, Predictions

Curiously enough, Liverpool play more smoothly on the road. Maybe is not having the pressure of taking the reins right from the start. West Ham United will put more than a fight, but the Reds have a deeper roster. Both teams will score, but I don’t think the total will go over.

Don’t forget to check the props for this and other games to increase your winning chances. Our score prediction is offering a +850 price, while Liverpool winning by one is +300. Precisely, that’s our football prediction, Liverpool to win by one to remain unbeaten.

Score Prediction: Liverpool 2, West Ham United 1

Pick: Liverpool by one at +300

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