Odds and preview for the lunchtime kick off:
There will be an air of positivity and belief around the fields of Anfield Road as Liverpool open their Premier League campaign with a visit from West Ham United. The last time the Hammers visited Anfield was back in February and it ended 4 – 1 in Liverpool’s favour.
Both have been busy in the transfer market over the summer and Liverpool will start the world’s second most expensive keeper Alisson, the most expensive defender Van Dijk as well as their summer signings Fabinho and Keïta, who was impressive in the Bundesliga and will be one to watch this year.
West Ham United brought in Brazilian Rright winger Felipe Anderson for a reported £35 million from Lazio, centre back Issa Diop and Ukranian winger Andriy Yarmolenko among others, spending a cool £93 million.
Last time they met it was David Moyes at the helm for West Ham, Manuel Pellegrini’s record is a more impressive 52.6% in his La Liga and Premier League Managerial career.
Liverpool are heavy favourites, and can be backed for the win at 1/4 (1.25) across the board. West Ham are as big as 12/1 (13.0) with Bet365 & Paddy Power, with the draw at best price 11/2 (6.5).
Liverpool’s pre-season has been nothing short of impressive bagging 4 wins out of five games, brushing aside Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as hammering Napoli 5 – 0.
We expect Liverpool to start the season on a high and they’ll be looking to win convincingly.
Mo Salah is a short price to score anytime, but he’s best price 5/2 (3.5) 1st scorer with Sky Bet and BetVictor, or Roberto Fiminho to score anytime is at evens with Ladbrokes or Coral.
Towards the end of the last campaign Arnautovic began to live up to his price tag and had Liverpool sweating in their last meeting at Anfield. A strong pre-season and he’s 12/1 (13.0) with bet365 to score first!
Where to watch:
Kick off: 14:30 (Gibraltar)
Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
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