This weekend we have what is a huge game for Liverpool as they look to take second place in the Premier League away from Manchester United. They are just two points behind their rivals, but United have a tough fixture against Chelsea, giving Liverpool a genuine chance of going ahead of them in the table. West Ham have battled their way into mid-table after a poor start, and they will be looking to continue the run that has seen them lose just one of their last five. The Liverpool betting odds may be short, but there is another way to bet here, which we are going to advise in our preview.
Liverpool are involved in a very tough battle at the top of the league. Behind Manchester City, five clubs are aiming to land one of three remaining Champions League spots, and it is still all to play for. The Premier League winner odds for Liverpool may be huge, but they look to be the best positioned club to take second behind Manchester City right now.
West Ham are in 12th position after steadying into the season following their poor start. However, they still sit in a very uneasy position, they are four points away from being in 9th place, and also four points away from the relegation zone, so they must continue to pick points up to avoid the drop.
Liverpool Betting Odds
Liverpool are very strong favourites to win this game and the odds on Liverpool to win are so short that a single bet cannot be recommended. Liverpool are as short as 1/5 to win the game with Bwin, but that is not the sort of price to be recommending. Elsewhere, Liverpool are a viable bet on the handicap market and that is where we are going to be looking this week. They have the ability to beat West Ham comfortably, so the handicap offers some intriguing lines that are worth taking advantage of.
This game should represent a very easy task for Liverpool, and anything other than them winning the game would be a huge surprise.
West Ham Betting Odds
The odds on West Ham to win this game are huge, and if you fancy an upset then the price of 25/2 with Betsson is going to catch your eye. However, for me they simply do not have the quality to match Liverpool, and I can see nothing other than a comfortable victory for the home team. They are the superior team here, and West Ham would be thrilled to take a draw away from what looks like being a very long day for them.
This is going to take a huge effort from West Ham, and the West Ham betting odds show that, surely they can’t take anything from their trip to Anfield.
It is now time for the prediction for this game. With the Liverpool odds being too short it is impossible to give a Liverpool tip without looking elsewhere at the other markets. The one I have picked out is the handicap market that gives West Ham a one goal lead. This means that by backing Liverpool we are backing them to win the game by two or more goals. The score line doesn’t matter, as long as Liverpool win by two or more.
This is available to back with Boyle Sports at 11/20, which is a far more realistic price than the odds on Liverpool to win the game. At this price there is value, because Liverpool have been scoring a lot of goals recently, and them putting three or four goals past West Ham looks likely on Saturday.
This appears to be a huge task for West Ham, and while the Liverpool odds are short, by using the handicap line we can get a much better price about them winning.
The bet for this game is for Liverpool to win using the handicap line of -1, and this is priced up at 11/20 with Boyle Sports.