West Ham host Liverpool on Monday night at the London stadium. The hosts look to make amends for three consecutive losses on the road with a result against the high flying league leaders, who have lost only one game all season.
West ham’s form will only invite the vigilant Reds, with the Londoners losing to Bournemouth and Wolves in the league, as well as lower league AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup. Their home form should offer some hope, with the Irons unbeaten in 6 games, including a win against London rivals Arsenal. However, they have been poor in games against top six sides, losing heavily to Manchester City and Tottenham. They have only recorded a win over Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, but will be looking to pull an unlikely result over Liverpool.
Liverpool are experiencing relatively shaky form after experiencing a great start to the season. After limiting the opposition to less than 10 goals in 18 games, they have only kept 1 clean sheet in their last 6 games. They have also recorded only two wins in their last 5, with unconvincing wins over Crystal Palace and Brighton. They can claim to have returning figures, but failed to make their chances count in these games.
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The Reds’ form against the Irons is impeccable. They have won the last 4 games with 4-goal margins, and will look to get back to winning terms with a similarly impressive performance over the Irons. They have outscored opponents 12 to 7 in the last 5 games, finding the back of the net in all games. West Ham have been outscored 3 to 9 in their last 5 league games, picking up only 4 points. Even if Liverpool do concede, their attackers could find joy against a leaky hammers defense.
The high 1.83 chances created per game for Liverpool compares well with the Hammers’ 1.38, which suggests Firmino, Salah and Mane will have plenty of service. Both sides’ tendency to concede towards the last third of both halves should make for an exciting end to either one.
While the Irons do not have any new injury layoffs, playmaker Samir Nasri could be a big miss for the side. Arnautovic, Cresswell and Fabianski may not be fit enough to make it back to the side for this game. Liverpool have now new injuries as well, but may be forced to play Milner in the makeshift right back role that captain Jordan Henderson featured in during the drab 1-1 draw with Leicester City.