Premier League squads know that their best supporters will always care about them. That’s nice. But sometimes it’s good to get an objective opinion.
1st-place Liverpool slipped slightly on Wednesday against Leicester City in a 1-1 draw, epitomizing a 5-match stretch in which the Reds are only 2-1-2. While not making Jürgen Klopp’s team in immediate crisis with Manchester City also suffering a draw and Tottenham missing key performers, it does raise the issue of whether the current front-runners are vulnerable to the upset.
It hasn’t stopped bookmakers and the betting public from favoring Salah and the Reds heavily in a visit to London Stadium to face West Ham on Monday.
Liverpool is a nearly prohibitive 1/3 while the Hammers are 27/4 to prevail in 90+ minutes.
Of course, it would help London anticipate some type of surprise result of West Ham could look something other than hapless on the pitch.After picking up just 2 wins in January, West Ham went on to suffer an embarrassing 4-2 defeat against AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup 4th Round.
Hammers’ most recent pair of Premier League results include a dismal 0-2 loss to the Cherries and a 0-3 thrashing by Wolves on Matchday 24.
Klopp has blamed the snowy setting at Anfield on Wednesday for Liverpool’s lack of counterattacking punch against the visiting Foxes. However, the Reds themselves were nearly faced with league discipline after selectively clearing parts of the playing surface during the match.
MyBookie is offering an Over/Under line of (3) for West Ham vs Liverpool with a 15% house take on low-side winners and only a 5% vig on winners if the clubs combine for 4 goals or more.
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