Premier League Preview for Liverpool v West Brom along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
Liverpool finished week 8 in third place in the Premier League with a 5-2-1 record and 17 points. They have also scored two or more goals in their last three matches. In looking at their home statistics Liverpool has averaged one goal per game with 15 shots taken and seven of those shots on target. They have averaged more possession with 54% and have a pass success rate of 82%.
This compares to West Brom’s away statistical averages of also scoring one goal per game on 11 shots with an average of four on target. In addition they have 43% possession and a 77% pass success rate.
Looking over the statistics can be interesting, but they are somewhat skewed by the fact that West Brom had a slow start to the season and have picked up some pace recently as well as the fact that Luis Suarez has only recently returned for Liverpool which has increased their goal scoring.
Liverpool has not kept a clean sheet since their week three 1-0 win over Manchester United. In that time they have allowed seven goals, but have also scored 10. In this same time West Brom has kept two clean sheets, allowed only three goals and have scored seven. The last time that West Brom allowed more than one goal in a game was their 2-0 loss to Swansea in week three.
My prediction is a narrow Liverpool win but with West Brom giving them a good match and also getting a goal. The Baggies have been playing well lately and with some renewed confidence, especially after getting a win over Manchester United and a draw against Arsenal. West Brom could make it very interesting and even come away with a draw or win, especially if Liverpool play the way they did last week against Newcastle.
Betting Odds: Liverpool win: 1.34-1.36; Draw: 4.89-5.00: West Brom win: 8.69-10.00
Form: Liverpool (W, D, L, W, W, D) West Brom (L, D, W, W, D, D)
Prediction: Liverpool 2 – 1 West Bromwich Albion
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