West Brom vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool can take a giant step towards a Champions League spot when they travel to face West Brom on Sunday.

The Baggies have struggled in recent weeks and were beaten at home by Southampton last time out.

Jordy Clasie’s first Premier League goal was the difference as West Brom suffered a second consecutive defeat.

Liverpool produced a brilliant recovery to beat Stoke, despite starting with a very unfamiliar XI.

The introduction of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino turned the game around and both scored for the Reds.

Enhanced match odds

Liverpool to beat West Brom: 8/1 with Paddy Power*

Premier League form: West Brom W1 D1 L3; Liverpool W3 D2 L0
Premier League top scorers
West Brom – Salomon Rondon 7 goals
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 13 goals

Match history
The meeting between the pair earlier in the season saw Liverpool edge to a narrow 2-1 success.

Four of the last six meetings between the two have finished in draws, including the fixture last term on the final day of the season.

Last five Premier League meetings
Liverpool 2 West Brom 1 – 22/10/16
West Brom 1 Liverpool 1 – 15/05/16
Liverpool 2 West Brom 2 – 13/12/15
West Brom 0 Liverpool 0 – 25/04/15
Liverpool 2 West Brom 1 – 04/10/14

Both teams to score – 6/7 with 888 Sport

Team news
West Brom appear to have everyone available to them for Sunday’s fixture.

Claudio Yacob and Chris Brunt may both have to make do with substitute roles here.

Liverpool could continue with the 3-4-3 formation they deployed at the Britannia Stadium last week.

Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner will start in wing-back roles, although the trio of Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane remain out.

Expected starting XI’s
West Brom (4-2-3-1): Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Fletcher, Livermore; Phillips, Morrison, Chadli; Rondon
Liverpool (3-4-3): Mignolet; Lovren, Matip, Klavan; Clyne, Wijnaldum, Can, Milner; Coutinho, Origi, Firmino

Predictions

Result: Draw (14/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-2 (16/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Roberto Firmino (28/13 with 888 Sport)

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