West Bromwich Albion may be all-but-relegated, but they picked up arguably their best result of the season last weekend when they defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford. Can the Baggies produce another upset when they face Liverpool at the Hawthorns on Saturday?
The Baggies are rock-bottom in the league table with 24 points, and currently nine points adrift of the safety. Only a miracle can save them now, but we don’t expect them to make things easy for the Reds.
Coming into this game, the Baggies are undefeated in their last two games, and it has been a rare occurrence for them this season. They will also take courage from the fact that the Reds have failed to beat them in previous two meetings this season.
However, Liverpool are high on confidence at the moment, and they should win this game comfortably. In their last game, they claimed a 3-0 home win at Bournemouth, and coming into this game, they are undefeated in their last four games.
They are placed in the third position and find themselves four points behind second-placed Manchester United. Jurgen Klopp would want to overhaul United in the table, but he is likely to prioritise Champions League semi-final next week and rest some of his players.
Earlier this season, both sides played a goalless draw at Anfield in the reverse fixture. The Baggies managed to beat their opponents 3-2 in the FA Cup tie at Anfield in January.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool – Match Facts
Liverpool have lost only two of their last 25 league fixtures.
The Baggies have registered just one win in their last 16 home games in the league.
West Bromwich have scored in each of their last seven home games in Premier League.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool – Team News
For the hosts, Jonny Evans, Nacer Chadli, Gareth Barry and James Morrison are expected to miss out, and Daniel Sturridge is ineligible to play against his parent club.
The Reds are currently missing Emre Can, Joel Matip and Adam Lallana. The likes of Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez are also doubts.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool – Match Odds
The Reds are obvious favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 11/20 at BetVictor. Even though we are tempted to go for a draw, we are settling with an away win in this game as our prediction.
A draw is available at 7/2 odds at the same bookmaker and a home win at 21/4 odds.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool – Correct Score Odds
A 2-0 win for the Reds is quite popular in the betting market, but we are going for a 2-1 away win for our prediction. You can back this bet at the best odds of 8/1 at Bet365.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Mohamed Salah is the obvious favourite to score at his best odds of 5/6 at Bet365. We are backing the Egyptian as our prediction in this game. Sadio Mane is also a good alternative at 2/1 odds at Paddypower.
For the Baggies, Jay Rodriguez is available at 11/4 odds at Bet365.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are going for over 2.5 goals in the game, and this bet is available at the best odds of 31/40 at BetVictor.