Premier League Preview and Prediction: Liverpool vs West Brom

Competition: Premier League – Liverpool FC vs. West Bromwich Albion FC

Venue: Anfield – Saturday, October 22 – 17:30 BST (12:30 ET) 

Match Odds: Liverpool 30/100 – Draw 17/4 – West Brom 9/1

Match Preview

Liverpool take on West Brom at Anfield in Saturday’s evening Premier League fixture with both sides looking to build on a good start to the season.

The Reds struggled to break down a rigid Manchester United defence in a goalless draw on Monday night and will come up against opposition that will most likely deploy similar tactics to United’s this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in free scoring form so far this season with 18 goals in the league – only Man City and Arsenal have managed more (19) – so they’ll be hoping to bounce back with a win.

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The draw with United ended a run of four consecutive league wins for Liverpool, however they’re now unbeaten in six and haven’t yet lost a home game (W2, D1).

West Brom arrive in Merseyside after nearly snatching all three points in their 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham last weekend, as only a last-gasp Dele Alli equaliser cancelled out Nacer Chadli’s strike against his former club.

The performance will have pleased Tony Pulis as his side showed they could cut it against the league’s top sides, showing a good fighting spirit and defensive solidarity.

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With that in mind, the Baggies may fancy their chances of earning themselves at least a point at Anfield as they’re proving difficult to beat and will try to hurt Liverpool at set pieces.

The last meeting between these two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at the end of last season. The last three clashes have ended in a draw.

Team News

Liverpool are hoping James Milner recovers from a knock, while Giorgio Wijnaldum is a doubt. Sheyi Ojo, Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez will miss the game through injury.

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West Brom’s only major concern is that Jonny Evans will miss the game through suspension after already picking up five yellow cards this season.

Key Points

Liverpool’s last five: W/W/W/W/D

West Brom’s last five: L/W/D/D/D

Key Stat: West Brom have won on two of their last five league visits to Anfield (D1, L2).

Key Player: Nacer Chadli – The Belgian has been in scintillating form for his new club and will be looking to make an impact in this game. He’s the go to guy at the moment and if West Brom are to get something, he’s bound to play a part.

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Score Prediction

Liverpool 2-1 West Brom – The Reds should have enough to edge past a resilient West Brom side. The Baggies are unlikely to be rolled over easily but Jurgen Klopp has plenty of quality at his disposal which could be the difference.


Premier League Preview and Prediction: Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion

Competition: Premier League – Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion 

Venue: Anfield – Sunday, December 13 – 16:00 GMT (11:00 ET) 

Match Odds: Liverpool 2/5 – Draw 7/2 – West Brom 7/1

Match Preview

Liverpool welcome West Bromwich Albion to Anfield in one of three games on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a surprising defeat to Newcastle last weekend and will see this as a chance to get back on track, but know it won’t be easy task.

Liverpool have enjoyed some good from since Klopp took over but inconsistency has been an issue for them for some time and the same problems seem to be reoccurring.

Realistically Liverpool have a good chance of making the top four this season but they have to make sure they are taking maximum points in games they’re expected to win such as this.

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West Brom have been in a good run of form of late and are unbeaten in their last three outings.

Tony Pulis’ side are sitting comfortably in 13th in the table and have taken points from some of the top sides already this season.

This is going to be a difficult task for West Brom but their recent form gives them confidence heading into this tie. Their point last weekend in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham was a great example of their resilience.

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Team News

Liverpool have six injury concerns heading into this one. John Flanagan, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Mamadou Sakho and Jordan Ibe could all miss out. Daniel Sturridge has suffered yet another injury setback and has played just six times for the clubs this season.

West Brom have just two injury concerns as Ben Foster and Stephane Sessegnon remain unavailable.

Key Points

Liverpool’s last five: W/L/W/W/L

West Brom’s last five: L/L/W/D/D

Key Stat: Liverpool are unbeaten in the last four meetings between the sides.

Key Player: Philippe Coutinho – The Liverpool playmaker is their top scorer in the Premier League this season and possess the ability to turn any game in his sides favour.

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Score Prediction

Liverpool 3-1 West Brom – Klopp’s side to get back on track and ease to victory in what could be an entertaining game full of goals.