Liverpool will desperately need a win against West Bromwich Albion today, as they have to secure three points and stay in the Champions League spot race.
Pretty simple to say but extremely hard to perform.
Don't be fooled by the fact that West Brom only had one draw in the last three games, they are a tough opponent, especially when they play at their Hawthorns stadium.
In the last 11 games at home, they managed to pull off eight wins. That is a good sign that Liverpool will have a hard task ahead of them tomorrow. And when we add the fact that Liverpool managed to win only once in the previous six matches here, you will realize that we are a great match. To be honest, three of them were draws, but after Machester City defeated Southampton yesterday, one point from this game would be the same as defeat.
The most recent performances by the Baggies are indicating that they are probably tired. When looking the bigger picture in the last 6 games they won only one and had one draw with 4 losses. They have secured a survival in the Premier League and they aren't putting down too much effort now. But when Liverpool comes, we are sure that they will have some motive.
Considering injuries, West Bromwich has no problems and all players will be available for manager Tony Pulis before the kick-off. When we are already mentioning Pulis, let's add that he never lost against Liverpool when playing at home, as he has 3 wins and 5 draws.
Jurgen Klopp has some difficulties as Sadio Mane is out, and Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson will also be unavailable for this match. Almost the complete midfield line will be absent from this game. This is why Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firminho will be considered as the main weapons against WBA, and eyes of all Liverpool fans will be looking at them. Especially at Firminho who scored on three last games.
In the last six games in Premiership Liverpool has four wins and two draws, but in the last 13 games they just once didn't concede. What encourages the players and the fans are the fact that their win against Stoke is the first on away matches in League since and the Reds are hoping that this might be the start of the successful streak.
Despite having troubles at the Hawthorne, Liverpool didn't lose against West Brom in the last 7 straight games. But be aware that a draw from tomorrow's game will be treated the same as a defeat.
In just two matches out of the last 8, both teams didn't score. This is our main reason to suggest you to play on goals, and not on the final outcome. In our opinion, both teams to score is a decent and safe bet for this game, but knowing that Liverpool likes to play offensive, over 3.5 goals is worthy of trying.
When looking the final outcome we think that Liverpool is much closer to win.