WEST HAM vs LIVERPOOL – ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
January 1 2016, Upton Park (Boleyn Ground) , 12:45 GMT +0
West Ham and Liverpool will kick off the Premier League action for 2016 when the Reds travel to Upton Park for an early game in which fifth place is up for grabs for both teams.
Slaven Bilić has done a fantastic job at West Ham, as they are currently unbeaten in six league games, but five of them ended with a draw. They are currently on eighth place in league table, only one point below Liverpool, and three points could bring them to fifth place today.
While West Ham should have their squad well rested, Liverpool slogged out a 1-0 win away to Sunderland on Wednesday and they only had a few days to rest their squad. Liverpool could win three times in a row for the first time since Jurgen Klopp took in charge, but I highly doubt this will happen right now as the miss a couple of important players(Sturridge, Milner, Allen,…).
This will be tough game to pick a winner from. Liverpool seem too short for me as they are just 1 point ahead of the Hammers and were destroyed against them at Anfield .I expect a low scoring game and home advantage should be enough for West Ham to surprise Liverpool.
1. Prediction: West Ham +0.5
Odds: 1.95 SBOBet
2. Prediction: Under 2.5
Odds: 1.74 Pinnacle