Liverpool v West Ham United Premier League Betting Tips 05/03/2022
Liverpool are in top form and Jurgen Klopp’s side are performing like a well-oiled machine. Fresh off the back of their EFL Cup victory, the Reds will swiftly get their thoughts back to hunting City in the Premier League title race. West Ham United are in decent form themselves and they will take confidence from triumphing over the Reds in London earlier this season. Can Moyes’ boys get another result against the Merseysiders in their bid for a top-four finish? This match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
Liverpool remain in the hunt for a potential quadruple this season after beating Chelsea in the EFL Cup final last Sunday. The Reds followed up their first trophy of the season with a 2-1 home win over Norwich in the FA Cup. West Ham were less productive in the FA Cup in mid-week as the Hammers lost 3-1 at Southampton. As a result, the Hammers’ attention will turn towards reaching the top four in the Premier League as they sit fifth and two points off Man United.
In terms of injuries and team news, Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is out (thigh) and Thiago Alcantara may return from a groin injury. The Hammers will be without four defenders Vladimir Coufal (groin), Ryan Fredericks (groin), Angelo Ogbonna (knee) and Arthur Masuaku (knee).
Matchwinner Betting Odds
Given their recent form, it’s hard to look beyond Liverpool in the match winner market. However, the Reds suffered a rare defeat this season in the reverse fixture against West Ham. At the London Stadium, West Ham were 3-2 winners to hand Liverpool just one of their two defeats this season. The Hammers are outsiders at Anfield though, with SBK offering 19/2 odds for an away win. A draw could be more likely for Moyes’ side as they are on a four-match unbeaten run in the Premier League, including two draws. At 24/5, Unibet has the best odds for a stalemate. With Liverpool in emphatic form, a Reds win appears likely this weekend. Klopp’s side has won 14 of their last 15 at Anfield and Bet365 are providing 1/3 odds on a home victory.
With short odds for a Liverpool win against West Ham, picking an alternative bet or a win and BTTS Yes commination could be a better value option. The last four encounters between the two sides have seen BTTS. In addition, the Hammers have scored and conceded in three of their last four away and Liverpool in two of three home fixtures. SBK are offering the best odds for another goal-fest at 8/9.
As goals could be on the cards at Anfield, there is more value to be found in the anytime goalscorer market. For the Hammers, Jarrod Bowen is the best option. The forward has scored seven in his last ten and is West Ham’s joint top scorer this season. Betfair’s 4/1 odds represent a decent outside option for a Bowen anytime goal. But, with Liverpool scoring for fun at home, netting two or more goals in their last six at home, picking a Red to score at any time may be more likely. Our pick this week is to back Salah to score at Anfield. The Egyptian striker was rested in mid-week against Norwich and he could return in good shape this weekend. Also, with four goals in four against West Ham, and three goals in his last two home matches, MansionBet’s 10/13 odds carry decent value.
Liverpool are a team on a mission to chase down and take on City in the quest for Premier League glory. In their way, an ever-improving West Ham aiming for Champions League qualification. A tough encounter is expected at Anfield, so hopefully our Liverpool v West Ham United Premier League Betting Tips 05/03/2022 has been useful. As always, our tips try to provide good value in various betting markets but, they are never certain winners. Always ensure you are gambling responsibly. For more detail on bookmaker’s available free bets, please check out our homepage for up-to-date, great value betting offers.