West Ham United
15:00 GMT 24 February 2018
There are just 11 games left in the 2017/18 Premier League season and there’s plenty on the line for every team in the league. West Ham travel north to face Liverpool at Anfield this weekend with both sides fighting for different aspirations. The Reds are battling at the top end of the table looking for Champions League qualification while the Hammers are trying to get away from the relegation dogfight at the bottom. The hosts are 3rd in the table with West Ham in 12th.
It is very hard to split Liverpool and West Ham in their recent league meetings as both teams have won two in the las five, with a draw in between. The Reds have won the last two, scoring eight in the process while the Hammers won the two previous league games with five goals across the two. When the sides faced off at the London Stadium in November, the hosts were taken apart by a Liverpool side led by Salah, who got two goals either side of Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Manuel Lanzini’s goals making it 4-1.
As mentioned, Liverpool will move into 2nd with a win as Man United on Sunday. They are almost at full strength as it is just Nathaniel Clyne who is injured with a back problem, he won’t return. Latest matches: Liverpool FC
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West Ham can break into the top half with three points but can also be dragged further towards the drop zone with a loss. They will be without Pedro Obiang and Andy Carroll while Lanzini and Winston Reid are both in contention to return to the squad.
Latest matches: West Ham United
|10.02.2018||Prem||West Ham United||Watford FC||2:0||W|
|03.02.2018||Prem||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||West Ham United||3:1||L|
|30.01.2018||Prem||West Ham United||Crystal Palace||1:1||D|
|27.01.2018||FA C||Wigan Athletic||West Ham United||2:0||L|
|20.01.2018||Prem||West Ham United||Bournemouth AFC||1:1||D|
In the form they’re in, it’s hard to see past a Liverpool win especially at Anfield. They are up against a West Ham side who have struggled on the road this season but haven’t got a bad record in trips to Merseyside. This one certainly has a home win written all over it but Jurgen Klopp’s men must ensure they don’t become complacent.
24 February 2018 - 15:00 GMT
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