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West Ham United are the guests at Anfield on Saturday for the Premier League meeting with home side Liverpool.
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Liverpool, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-0 Champions League success versus FC Midtjylland.
In that game, Liverpool managed 63% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For Liverpool, the scorers were Diogo Jota (55') and Mohamed Salah (90'). On the other side, FC Midtjylland had 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Over their past six games, Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool have scored a combined total of 9 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.5.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Liverpool:
- haven't been beaten in the league by West Ham United in their last 8 games. A long run without a loss.
- are undefeated in their previous 62 league matches at home. A fantastic home record.
West Ham United
In the game prior to this, West Ham United drew 1-1 in the Premier League tie with Manchester City.
In that match, West Ham United had 30% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for West Ham United was Michail Antonio (18'). For their opponents, Manchester City got 14 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Phil Foden (51') scored for Manchester City.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving West Ham United, three or more goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per match in that time is 4.33, with the average number of goals for The Hammers equalling 2.83.
Pre-game facts show that West Ham United:
- have not beaten Liverpool when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results stretching back to 04/11/2017 tells us that these encounters have been disappointments for West Ham United. They’ve not been able to get themselves any wins whatsoever whereas Liverpool have just been stronger than them, winning in 83 per cent of those matches.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Premier League match day 27 on 24/02/2020 and the score finished Liverpool 3-2 West Ham United.
In that match, Liverpool managed 69% possession and 25 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Georginio Wijnaldum (9'), Mohamed Salah (68') and Sadio Mané (81').
On the other side, West Ham United had 7 shots at goal with 4 on target. Issa Diop (12') and Pablo Fornals (54') scored.
The referee was Jonathan Moss.
Team News: Liverpool
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Knee Injury) and Virgil van Dijk (Ruptured knee ligament) are unavailable for Liverpool gaffer Jürgen Klopp.
Team News: West Ham United
Thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from, West Ham United boss David Moyes has no fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
We envisage that West Ham United will manage to score a goal against this Liverpool team, but it possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re going for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Liverpool by the conclusion of the game. There looks to be little in this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Anfield (53,394)
Captain: Jordan Henderson
Chairman: Tom Werner
Manager: Jürgen Klopp
Competitions: Premier League position 2, FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Champions League (Group D)
🔑 Key Man: Diogo Jota
Normally taking up the Left Wing position, Diogo Jota was born in Massarelos, Portugal. After having played his first senior match for Paços de Ferreira in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 4 appearances.