West Ham v Liverpool tips
Liverpool travel to the East end of London to take on West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday, in a game that is live on SkySports 1 from 5.30pm.
The Reds are are favourites to win this match at best odds of 5/6 with WIlliam Hill, while West Ham are as big as 4/1 with Coral and the draw is available at 14/5 with Bet365.
The first interesting angle here is around Liverpool’s amazing recent record of scoring away from home - they have scored in 16 consecutive games on the road and they will create a Premier League record if they manage to score again here (Paddy Power offer 1/10 they do so). We suggest backing both teams to score at odds of 8/11 with Ladbrokes.
Certainly, this is a fixture where goals are normally assured - no less than eight of the last nine matches between these two at Upton Park have been 'Over 2.5 Goal' encounters and of course these teams also fought out a memorable 3-3 FA Cup Final back in 2006.
And both the Hammers and Reds games this term have rained goals - three of each teams four Premier League matches have seen three goals or more. We feel that another high scoring encounter will happen here and also recommend taking taking Paddy Power’s odds of 4/6 on another 'Over 2.5 Goal' game.
In total, Liverpool have scored 33 away games in their last 11 matches on the road and with five of the last eight fixtures between these two at Upton Park finishing either 1-2 to Liverpool or 2-3 to Liverpool, we suggest a bet on both of those scorelines at best odds of 8/1 and 25/1 respectively with Bet365.
Although Steven Gerrard is playing a deeper role these days, he takes penalties and he has also got a great record against West Ham - scoring seven times - and no less than six of those have been at Upton Park. We suggest backing him at a huge 10/1 with Bet365 to score the first goal each-way - Bet365 offer 1/3 odds for the place in this market (if your player scores a goal at any time in the game).
Another player to back to score first here is West Ham’s Enner Valencia. He opened his Hammers scoring account with a stunning effort against Hull on Monday night and given he has a good scoring record for his country he looks overpriced at 8/1 with Paddy Power.
|Over 2.5||Total Goals||4/6||Paddy Power|
|Yes||Both Teams To Score
|Enner Valencia (ew)||First Goalscorer
|Steven Gerrard (ew)
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