Liverpool v West Ham United Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Our tipster is backing Jurgen Klopp's Reds to kick off their campaign by shutting out the Hammers on their way to victory at Anfield on Sunday

Liverpool begin their 2018/19 Premier League campaign against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds finished fourth last term but after a summer of serious investment, Jurgen Klopp's charges are expected to mount a credible challenge for the title this time around.

Since the end of last season, it has been all change at West Ham as Manuel Pellegrini has replaced David Moyes in the dugout and has made a raft of summer signings in a bid to bolster his squad.

Latest odds

The Reds were reliable on home turf last term, ending the Premier League season unbeaten at Anfield, and it is little surprise that bet365 offer just 1/5 (1.20) that the men from Merseyside kick off with a win.

Marko Arnautovic West Ham 2017-18

The east Londoners are available at 12/1 (13.0) with the same firm to start the season in style with a sensational victory, with a draw chalked up as an 11/2 (6.50) chance with bet365.

Team news

Alisson, Fabinho and Naby Keita could all make their competitive debuts, but Xherdan Shaqiri may have to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench this weekend.

Virgil van Dijk is the Reds' only fully-fit central defender, with Joe Gomez providing the latest injury concern after missing Tuesday's final friendly fixture with Torino.

West Ham's new faces Andriy Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson, Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski, Fabian Balbuena, Jack Wilshere and Ryan Fredericks are all in contention to start for the visitors.

Goals galore?

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Liverpool scored eight goals in two Premier League matches against the Hammers last term, winning 4-1 on both occasions, and bet365 go just 4/9 (1.44) that there are more than two goals in this game.

The same firm offer a tempting 5/6 (1.83) that the Reds score more than two goals in this game, while punters can back the Reds to record another 4-1 win at 16/1 (17.0).

Prediction

Much was made of Liverpool's purported lack of defensive discipline last term, but the Reds closed their Premier League campaign with five successive shutouts at Anfield, winning four of those matches.

Klopp's charges can show their steely side once again here and, so, bet365's 20/21 (1.95) quote for Liverpool to win to nil could represent good value for punters ahead of Sunday's showdown.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Liverpool to win to nil at 20/21 (1.95) for a 2pt stake at bet365

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