This afternoon at 1.30pm West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool clash in their 33th Premier League match of this season. West Bromwich Albion is having some trouble the last weeks and will be looking to turn things around versus Liverpool in front of a home crowd. The Liverpudlians themselves are in the midst of a battle for a Champions League ticket. It is needless to say that points are essential for Liverpool to stay in the mix for a Champions League ticket.
Below you will find our West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool preview, prediction and betting tips.
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West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Preview
West Bromwich Albion so far this season has performed way above any expectation. Currently West Bromwich Albion is sitting in 8th place in the Premier League standing, a bit of no-mans land. Th club is safe from relegation and too far behind to challenge for European football tickets. In their last 6 Premier League matches West Bromwich Albion only managed to collect 4 points, but the club has faced good teams during this stretch such as Arsenal, Manchester United, Southampton and Everton. An Arsenal victory and a Manchester United draw certainly show what this team is capable of. Although West Bromwich Albion is often referred to as an extremely defensive team, let’s hope they go out there today and give their home fans a great show.
West Bromwich Albion will be have a full squad to their disposal. No major injuries nor suspensions.
Liverpool faces another hugely important match in their quest for Champions League football. Currently sitting 4th in the table, Liverpool is in a hard battle with Manchester United, City and Arsenal to maintain this position. Liverpool’s recent form, 4 wins and 2 draws from their last 6 Premier League matches, must provide Jurgen Klopp’s men with a lot of confidence. Their healthy state of mind most recently showed when Liverpool turned around a 1-0 deficit into a 1-2 victory at Stoke City. Also against Bournemouth and Burnley Liverpool managed to come back from behind to get a result. If Liverpool wins this match, things will be looking bright. In their last matches of the season Liverpool will meet Watford, West Ham United, Crystal Palace and their toughest opponent will be Southampton.
A problem for Liverpool will be the injury of in-form Sadio Mane, the man who more then often takes Liverpool by the hand and who always scores important goals. Apart from Mane, Liverpool will be without Henderson, Ings and Lallana.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Predicted Line Ups
West Bromwich Albion: to be announced
Liverpool: to be announced
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Betting Tips and Statistics
West Bromwich Albion have lost their last 2 matches, without scoring a goal.
West Bromwich Albion have lost 4 of their last 6 matches in the Premier League.
West Bromwich Albion only scored 1 goal in their last 6 matches.
West Bromwich Albion has only kept 1 clean sheet in their last 8 matches.
Liverpool has not lost in their last 6 matches, winning 4 of them.
Liverpool has scored 13 goals in their last 6 matches, and found the net in their last 8.
Liverpool’s last 5 matches saw both teams to score come in.
There have been under 2,5 goals in 4 of the last 6 West Bromwich Albion games.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 4 of the last 6 Liverpool games.
The last 7 encounters between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool saw both teams to score come in 6 times.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool went over 2,5 match goals 4 out of the last 7 times.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Prediction
Hopefully West Bromwich Albion will go out there today with the intention to entertain its home crowd. The club is safe from relegation and with Liverpool, Leicester City and Chelsea as their last three home opponenents it seems justified to try and get something from these matches with an attacking style of play. Hopefully this will also help Liverpool, who desperately need all the points they can get to hold off competition for a Champions League spot.
Liverpool, who already seem to have a hard time finding the net, will be without their main goal thread Sadio Mane. His absence will most likely open up a spot for Origi in the starting XI, who will play alongside Firmino in Liverpool’s attack. Also the absence of Lallana will be felt. The England international player is a corner stone of Klopp’s midfield with his consistent solid performances.
Obviously Liverpool is the main favorite to bring home the points, but if West Bromwich Albion is lining up 10 players right in front of their goalkeeper, don’t be surprised to see Klopp’s men struggle to find openings. No matter what it will be a tight match in which a Liverpool victory can be expected, be it with a small margin.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Free Betting Tips
Liverpool to win 4/5 at Bet365.
Over 2,5 match goals 9/10 at Bet365.
Liverpool to win 2-0 at 8/1 with Bet365.