Liverpool to continue charge against Hammers
West Ham and Liverpool face off on Monday night with very different concerns. The Hammers need points to avoid the drop while Liverpool are almost assured of a first title since 1990. Can West Ham stem the tide? Have a read of our preview here:
Home and hosed
Liverpool’s season is now fully engaged with defending their Champions League crown. The Premier League is pretty much wrapped up thanks to an amazing campaign where they are yet to taste defeat in the league.
This effort will become the stuff of legend long after this writer has dispersed into the cosmos. In the modern Premier League, going an entire campaign without losing is nigh on impossible and Jurgen Klopp’s side deserve all the plaudits they have received.
Liverpool have won 17 consecutive games in the top-flight, simply amazing and their 19-point lead at the time of writing looks pretty unassailable.
It’s hard not to be impressed by Klopp and his side. They have shown all the facets of champions during the course of 2019-20 with thumping victories, the ability to grind out wins and a penchant scoring at key moments.
They have also kept 10 clean-sheets in the last 11 games, which explains all you need to know about the soon-to-be-announced 2020 Premier League winners.
Another season to forget
How many times have West Ham fallen well short of the expectations they set themselves? It’s hard not to lose count.
This campaign has been no exception, with a series of abject efforts putting them deep in relegation trouble. Not since 2011 have they been in the bottom three after 26 games, which explains just how poor they have been.
Fortunately for them, Norwich, Aston Villa, Watford, Bournemouth and Brighton have all been equally as poor which gives David Moyes a fighting chance to pull his side out of trouble.
Jarrod Bowen has struggled to make an impact, which is not surprising given the jump he has made and into a team lacking confidence which makes it harder.
The defence has been leaking soft goals again having allowed 11 in the last four and the attack appears pretty impotent too.
If they stay up, it is likely to be due to others being worse rather than West Ham getting better.
Liverpool v West Ham betting tip
With West Ham in shocking form and Liverpool keeping clean-sheets like they are about to set up a laundry business, we are backing to Liverpool to win to nil at odds of 10/11 with 888sport.