Liverpool v West Brom Premier League Preview

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Author: Tony MacDonald

Tags: Football

Published: 12:30 29/09/2014

Read the Premier League preview of Liverpool v West Brom on Saturday 4th October

West Bromwich Albion travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on Saturday, read the Premier League match preview by the club's official betting partner

Back-to-back Premier League wins mean things are certainly looking up for the Baggies and those fancying them to make it four-in-a-row in all competitions on Merseyside can bet £10 to earn £20 in free bets with Paddy Power.

The match odds in the top right of this page (mobile users scroll down) show Liverpool as heavy favourites with their home advantage, but Albion are a side in form and will have a full week's rest, while the Reds have a mid-week trip to Switzerland to face FC Basel.

Pending tonight's Stoke v Newcastle clash, WBA have moved up to tenth following Sunday's 4-0 drubbing of Burnley which had manager Alan Irvine smiling. He gave the team a glowing report in a post-match interview, saying "Every player played extremely well, we worked hard on how we were going to break down Burnley's defence and our passing and movement was excellent." Craig Dawson opened his account for the Baggies, before Saido Berahino grabbed a brace and Graham Dorrans's shot completed the rout.

Having found the net eight times in the last three games, West Brom will hope to carry their new-found goalscoring form into this Saturday's clash with Liverpool, who are undefeated in 17 of their last 19 home matches in the Premier League.

Saido Berahino seems to thrive when leading the line, so is likely to keep his place up-front with Dorrans and Brunt looking to provide service from the flanks once again. Joleon Lescott has added a calmness to the defence and it's no coincidence that results have began to improve since his arrival in the side.

There's no getting away from the fact that this will be a tough game for West Brom, but it was as recently as 2013 that they recorded a 0-2 win at Anfield. Things didn't go so well there last season, but Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw when the sides last met at The Hawthorns.

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