Liverpool vs West Ham predictions: Hammers could cause problems for home defence
- Both teams have scored in seven of the Reds' last eight matches in all competitions
- Four of West Ham's last five games have produced over 3.5 goals
- Recommended bet: Over 3.5 goals
Europa League favourites Liverpool had to come from 1-0 down to beat LASK 3-1 in their first group game on Thursday while West Ham beat Backa Topola by the same scoreline at the London Stadium.
The Hammers, who lifted the Europa Conference League trophy at the end of last season, have made a strong start to their 2023-24 Premier League campaign, beating Chelsea, Brighton and Luton before a 3-1 home defeat to champions Manchester City last weekend.
Liverpool are also in good form, winning five out of five in all competitions after an opening-weekend draw at Stamford Bridge, so an exciting contest is in prospect at Anfield.
Liverpool are still missing the injured Thiago Alcantara while influential full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold faces a fitness test.
Centre-back Virgil van Dijk is available after serving a domestic ban and Ryan Gravenberch (cramp) should be fit.
West Ham are monitoring forward Jarrod Bowen, who missed the Europa League win due to illness.
Midfielder Edson Alvarez will return after a European suspension but Aaron Cresswell (hamstring) is a doubt.
Three of Liverpool's last five wins have been by a 3-1 scoreline.
Both teams have scored in seven of the Reds' last eight matches in all competitions.
Liverpool have conceded the first goal in each of their last four victories.
Four of West Ham's last five games have produced over 3.5 goals.
Both teams have scored in the Hammers' last six wins in all competitions.
West Ham have conceded 18 goals in their last 10 away Premier League matches.
Clean sheets have been scarce for both Liverpool and West Ham in the early weeks of the new season and over 3.5 goals looks a solid bet in Sunday's clash at Anfield.
It has landed in four of West Ham's last five games, including Premier League fixtures against Chelsea, Brighton and Manchester City, and the Hammers should be positive against a leaky Liverpool side.
Jurgen Klopp's men have conceded the first goal in each of their last four victories against Bournemouth, Newcastle and Wolves in the league and LASK in the Europa League on Thursday.
There is no doubting Liverpool's attacking quality, however, as they have scored 14 goals during their five-match winning streak, including a stunning late comeback at Newcastle where Virgil van Dijk was sent off in the 28th minute.
Attack looks the best form of defence for both of these teams and eight of their last 14 league meetings have featured at least four goals.
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