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Bet of the day: Liverpool 13/4 to beat West Ham and both score

Holly Thackeray | January 2, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • In their last five meetings at Upton Park, both teams have found the net
  • Liverpool look back on track after two wins on the trot
  • The Reds also hold a 68-28 head-to-head record against the Hammers

Liverpool a lovely 13/4 to win their West Ham wrangle and both teams score

The first Premier League fixture of 2016 is more than worthy of featuring in our bet of the day, as Coral welcome customers into the New Year with must-have odds for the early lunchtime Saturday kick-off.

Liverpool star as Jurgen Klopp takes his first trip to Upton Park, where the Merseysiders are fantastically priced at 13/4 to win and both teams to get on the scoresheet.

Christian Benteke File Photo

Klopp’s revved-up Reds make their first January foray fresh from two victories in a row, with Belgian bruiser Christian Benteke having proven the potent match winner in both. Though, despite being dangerous enough up top to take the spoils, Liverpool are still leaky enough to allow the Irons to breach their backline.

Upton Park prolific place for Reds

Northwest giants Liverpool make their last Upton Park pilgrimage before the Hammers swap homes, and east London has reaped plenty of attacking profit from their past few trips.

Both teams have rippled the net in their last five meetings on West Ham’s turf, with a tremendous 21 goals clocked-up between them, promising potent value for neutrals.

As it happens, the Reds edged three of those frays and hold an impressive record of 68 victories against this opposition, with the Irons trailing in head-to-heads on just 26 triumphs.

Klopp has his Anfield outfit clicking again, and just two blanks have been drawn across all competitions in his 17-game tenure. While, in the league, Liverpool have scored just as many as they have conceded this campaign, so look good value to draw blood but also be dented.

West Ham still weakened by injuries

The richer Reds sit one point and place above Slaven Bilic’s boys, which is all credit to the canny Croatian coach and an ambitious Irons board.

Still, despite having the confidence to smash strikes past the likes of Liverpool already plus Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, there is no denying they have disappointed of late, with just one win in their previous nine matches.

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Of course, the usually high-scoring Hammers have been weakened by injuries and the sidelining of main stars, though the returns of magician Manuel Lanzini and an undoubtedly motivated marksman in former Reds frontman Andy Carroll should be a boost which sees them pose greater threat.

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