West Ham United-Liverpool Betting Preview: Why it's worth backing an early goal in this fixture

The Reds' quest for the title takes them to Boleyn Ground this weekend, with Hugh Wilson backing a fast start on Sunday afternoon
Liverpool travel to East London on Sunday to face West Ham United, as they look to make it nine league wins in row which would certainly boost their chances of staying at the top of the table. With the Hammers finding results in recent weeks, one win would get them to the magic 40 point mark.

Sam Allardyce brings his side into this game after two wins on the spin. The Hammers beat Sunderland away last Monday 2-1, with the same result going in West Ham's favour the week before, this time beating Hull City at home.

With four wins in their last five at home, Allardyce's side won't fear Liverpool. Paddy Power price them at 15/2 (8.50) to cause a shock.

The Reds come into this fixture scoring for fun, after another dominant display saw them take Tottenham Hotspur apart last weekend 4-0. With 30 goals scored in their last eight league games, Liverpool and their fans are now starting to believe they can clinch their first league title since 1990.

Paddy Power price them at 2/5 (1.40) to take all three points, with the same firm pricing the draw at 7/2 (4.50).

Despite this fantastic run in the league from Liverpool, it's certainly not worth underestimating West Ham, who have ground out some great results at home. The Reds price of even money (2.00) on the -1 handicap is tempting, but there is a better option for this match.

A goal scored before and during the 22 minute mark at 10/11 (1.91) is a fantastic bet with Paddy Power. Liverpool's matches this season have been action packed from the start, with this bet landing easily in seven of their last nine games. With the bet also paying out in two of West Ham's last three, expect both teams to fire out of the blocks when the whistle is blown to start the match.

Goal before or during the 22nd minute at 10/11 (1.91) for a 1pt stake with Paddy Power

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