IT’S off to Anfield for another Premier League pick for Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79).
Liverpool v West Brom | Sunday 16:00
Liverpool’s loss to Newcastle last Sunday reduced the hype levels on Jurgen Klopp a little. In fact some would say the defeat may have done him a favour in avoiding things getting out of hand but I doubt the German would agree.
Remember the days when Liverpool used to be far too short in the betting every week? Well it looks like they’re returning looking at the quotes for this game. 2/5 best price against West Brom? Do me a favour!
As soon as I saw that price I knew I had to find a way to get with the 9/1 Baggies. Let’s see if I can convince you to join me on this Sunday gamble.
West Brom lie 13th in the table, four points behind Liverpool. Albion have lost just two of their last seven matches and have recorded wins over Arsenal and an Allardyce influenced Sunderland while they’ve also held Tottenham.
Last season Tony Pulis’ side beat champions Chelsea, Manchester United, Spurs and Southampton. The Baggies don’t give a fig for reputations and they’ll be aiming to take something from this game.
Another interesting aspect of this match is West Brom’s decent record against Liverpool. Since 2012 they’ve met seven times in the league and boast a record of P7 W3 D2 L2; two of those victories came at Anfield.
More reasons? Well, it’s fair to say Liverpool have been less impressive at home under Klopp. While they’ve produced stunning away wins at Man City and Southampton, on home turf they’ve lost to Crystal Palace and edged past Swansea and Bournemouth.
Indeed Liverpool have failed to win by more than one goal at home since Klopp’s arrival and amazingly you have to go all the back to April since they achieved it in the league against Newcastle.
If that trend continues I’ll be on a winner as I’m backing West Brom +1.25 here at 9/10 with Bet365. Half my stake goes on West Brom +1 and the other half on West Brom +1.5.
Liverpool v West Brom – West Brom +1.25 (9/10 Bet365)