Liverpool v West Ham United Betting: Mane to strike on opening day once again

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Our tipster thinks that value could lie in backing the Reds' Senegalese star to score at any time during Sunday's Premier League match at Anfield

Mohamed Salah scored 32 Premier League goals last term and will be hoping to make a good start on his way to a similarly productive campaign this time around.

The Egyptian scored both his country's goals at the World Cup and can be backed at just 1/2 (1.50) with William Hill to open his account for the new season against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

The odds compilers offer 9/4 (3.25) that Salah scores the opening goal of the game against Manuel Pellegrini's charges, while William Hill go 23/10 (3.30) that the forward scores more than once this weekend.

Alternative Attacking Options

Sadio Mane, who scored for Liverpool in the Champions League final last season, is a 13/10 (2.30) chance to get off the mark on Sunday, while William Hill go 9/2 (5.50) that the Senegalese striker breaks the deadlock.

Javier Hernandez Chicharito West Ham

Roberto Firmino is a 10/11 (1.91) chance to score against the Hammers, while new signings Xherdan Shaqiri, Naby Keita and Fabinho are available at 5/1 (6.0), 15/2 (8.50) and 14/1 (15.0) respectively.

Hungry Hammers

Marko Arnautovic has enjoyed a productive pre-season, scoring five goals, and the big Austrian could form the focal point of the Hammers' attack on Merseyside.

The former Stoke City man is available at 10/1 (11.0) with William Hill to score first, while the odds compilers offer 13/5 (3.60) that Arnautovic scores at any time against the Reds.

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Ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez could partner Arnautovic in attack on Sunday and the Mexico international, who was on target for his country in Russia this summer, is chalked up as a 23/10 (3.30) chance to score at Anfield.

The same firm go 9/1 (10.0) that Hernandez breaks the deadlock, while former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is chalked up as a 15/2 (8.50) shot to score his first goal for West Ham United this weekend.

Prediction

The stage is seemingly set for Salah to steal the show once again, but the 1/2 (1.50) quote is somewhat skinny and, therefore, real value may lie elsewhere.

Sadio Mane has been in fine form in pre-season and William Hill's 13/10 (2.30) quote for the Senegalese star to strike at any time may well prove popular, especially considering he has netted on opening day in each of the last two seasons.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Sadio Mane to score anytime at 13/10 (2.30) for a 1pt stake with William Hill

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