Liverpool To Edge West Ham
Liverpool To Win 2-1
Former Premier League footballer Matt Le Tissier gives Freebets.com an exclusive betting tip for West Ham v Liverpool in the evening kick-off at 17.30 on Sky Sports 1.
The Hammers showed their typical battling qualities to twice come from behind to earn a point against Hull on Monday and Sam Allardyce will be expecting another committed performance from his players tonight. Enner Valancia scored with a fabulous strike in that game, probably the goal of the season so far, but West Ham fans will accept the scrappiest of finishes if it means getting a result in this match.
Liverpool have been hit and miss so far this season with the form from their first five games in all competitions reading WLWLW. An injury to Daniel Sturridge has not helped and now that Balotelli is off the mark he may be about to kick on, but they couldn’t score past Villa last week and needed a penalty to beat Ludogorets in the Champions League. Their last visit to London resulted in a 0-3 whitewash of Spurs, but West Ham can be tough to break down and it’s diffficult to see the Reds running away with this one.
Matt Le Tissier Tips: “Liverpool’s campaign has got off to an inconsistent start and I can see them claiming a tentative victory over West Ham. A 2-1 correct score Liverpool win at 8/1 with bet365 would be my tip here.”
It was surprising that Alex Song didn’t start against Hull and it’s likely that he will be fielded from the off here. Enner Valencia would seem likely to continue up top after his wonder goal, while Allardyce has plenty of injury worries with Joey O’Brien Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan, although Matt Jarvis may recover in time.
Martin Skrtel is back in training and could start here after missing the defeat to Aston Villa last week. Jon Flanagan has had knee surgery, so will be out for a few months and Joe Allen has failed to recover in time. Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to rest Raheem Sterling again after last week’s surprise defeat and he will provide support to Balotelli in attack.