West Brom

V

The Hawthorns

21/04/2018 | 12:30 pm

Liverpool

V

The Hawthorns

21/04/2018 | 12:30 pm

In a sentence: Relegation-threatened West Brom host high-flying Liverpool this weekend as they seek to make it two wins in a row after beating Manchester United last Sunday.

Last time: West Brom were surprise 3-2 victors at Anfield the last time these two met, as the Albion knocked Jurgen Klopp’s Reds out of the FA Cup.

This time: The Baggies start as underdogs with the bookies at 5/1. The draw is at 18/5 and Liverpool are heavy favourites at 3/5.

You might remember: The last time WBA beat Liverpool in the league was back in 2013, when late goals from Gareth McAuley and Romelu Lukaku sealed a shock 2-0 win at Anfield.

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Betting Tips and Predictions

Will West Brom inflict another shock defeat on a top-four side this weekend?

In this Premier League preview, we’ll be looking at Liverpool’s trip to West Brom this Saturday lunchtime.

Liverpool’s top-four spot seems to have been secured now, and heads will no doubt be turned towards their Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma on Tuesday night. This factor brings a potential opportunity for West Brom to pick up more points after their impressive 1-0 win at Manchester United last weekend.

Jurgen Klopp decided against resting players during the Reds’ 3-0 win against Bournemouth last Saturday but will surely have to consider giving his key players a rest, in light of their European commitments on Tuesday. This game will be their seventh in all competitions in the last month, so Klopp will be aware of fatigue as we enter the all-important stages of the season.

West Brom’s victory over United was a shock result but means caretaker boss Darren Moore is undefeated after two games. They are nine points adrift of safety and remain bottom, but with four games to go, it’s still possible for them to pull of f a shock escape.

With Liverpool likely to be under-strength, the match could be very similar to the one played out between Albion and United. Looking at some free football betting tips football in this one, A West Brom win or draw in the ‘double-chance’ market at 8/5 is one of our football predictions for today. The basement boys will be in good spirits after their win last time out, and given they probably need to win all of their remaining games, this bet looks good like value.

The Baggies have shown more resilience under their former defender and their defensive display against United was a throwback to the past few seasons. Liverpool’s second string might also find this game difficult, so with WBA battling for survival, it could be very tight at the Hawthorns. Under 2.5 goals at evens is another of our football predictions in this one.

West Brom have scored in seven consecutive home games and will need to score at least one to stand any chance of getting anything from this game. As for Liverpool, they have also scored in nine of their last 10, so both teams to score at 4/5 is one of our Premier League predictions.

Games between these two sides are normally very tight and often settled by a one-goal margin. WBA have already beaten Liverpool once this season, in the FA Cup and drew 0-0 back in December in the league. There have been four draws in their past six league meetings, so the draw at 18/5 looks good value and is another of our football predictions here.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

West Brom or draw at 8/5. With Albion at home and needing more points to stay up, this bet looks good to us. Liverpool will rest players, and a draw here for them is no issue with their main focus being Tuesday night.

2

We fancy:

The draw at 18/5. There have been four drawns in the last six league games between these two sides, and we expect West Brom to play in a similar way to how they did against United, making it tough for Liverpool to win.

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It’s a long shot, but...

West Brom to win 1-0 at 18/1. If they can do it against United then there is no reason why the Baggies can’t steal another win here. Definitely worth a correct football score punt.

Written by Marcello Cossali-Francis

Marcello Cossali-Francis considers sport, particularly football and rugby, to be an essential part of life. A half-Italian half-Welsh Liverpool and Juventus fan, Marcello enjoys every high and every low that sport brings.