Fresh from their 4-0 thumping of Everton in midweek, Liverpool travel to West Brom as hot favourites to keep up their solid pace in the top four battle. However, Easyodds.com editor Simon Hopper thinks the Baggies look good value to spring a surprise in the West Midlands…
Simon’s Recommended Tip:
West Brom +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 69/50 – BET NOW
Liverpool’s away Premier League record is far from stellar and you’d be a braver man than me to back them at a best price 4/6 for their trip to West Brom on Sunday.
Yes, the Reds hammered Everton 4-0 in midweek but their away record is decidedly average, with just four road victories in 11 matches this term. In fact, Liverpool sit just 9th in the away league table and the injury to key holding midfielder Lucas could be sorely felt away from the comforts of Merseyside.
Pepe Mel has not inspired an upturn in West Brom’s form but they remain very tough to beat at the Hawthorns, with just two Premier League defeats in their last nine on home turf. The 1-1 draw with Everton in their last home game is encouraging and while they lost 4-3 at Aston Villa in midweek, the Baggies remain a solid lower mid-table side who shouldn’t be dismissed as no hopers.
West Brom have accrued 13 points at home this season while Liverpool have managed 15 on their travels to that tells you the Reds shouldn’t be such heavy favourites. The Baggies with a +0.5 start on the asian handicap at a best price 69/50 looks a great bet – as long as Liverpool don’t win, you’ll win the bet.
Liverpool had a great midweek as they won 4-0 against Everton while everyone else in the top six bar Man City failed to get three points. The Reds go into the weekend in 4th place, three points clear of 5th place Tottenham, and their top four odds have come right into a best price 4/5 (Coral). West Brom’s 4-3 defeat at Aston Villa means Pepe Mel has just one point from two games in charge – however, they still sit 15th (three points clear of the relegation zone) and are available at 6/1 (Ladbrokes and Betfred) to go down.
Head to heads:
Liverpool have only won one of their last three Premier League visits to the Hawthorns – that was a 2-0 success in October 2011 when Charlie Adam and Andy Carroll were on target. Bet Now on the full-time result.
West Brom have gone under 2.5 goals in eight of their 11 home Premier League games this season. Bet Now on the over/under market.
Daniel Sturridge has returned from injury in great form, with five goals in his last four games. Bet Now on the anytime scorer market.