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Liverpool FC vs West Bromwich Albion FC, free match prediction 27 Dec 2020

27 Dec 2020 | 22:00 | Anfield, Liverpool, Anfield
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Impressive Champions Liverpool aim to stretch lead at the top against poor Baggies

  • Liverpool sit top of the pile and look formidable once again
  • The Champions are unbeaten in 10 league matches
  • West Brom have changed manager but still look poor in 19th

Liverpool to win 3-0

  • Tournament: Premier League 2020-2021
  • Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, Anfield

LIVERPOOL FC vs WEST BROMWICH ALBION FC Match Preview & Analysis

Liverpool are slowly but surely beginning to pull away from the pack at the top of the table, following a run that has seen them pick up 22 points from the last 30 available.

Compared with their incredible standards set last season, they’ve dropped more points, however they have still looked head and shoulders above the others who have been inconsistent throughout the opening few months.

Their home form is imperious – they have not been beaten at home in the Premier League since 2017, a run which includes 66 matches and saw them lift the league title last season by a record margin.

The last manager to beat Liverpool at home 66 matches ago? You guessed it, Sam Allardyce, new boss at struggling club West Brom.

His first match against Aston Villa did not go to plan, with the Baggies going down 3-0 and revealing the extent of the problem to the veteran manager.

Teams Preview

Liverpool FC Preview

Form Guide (all comps): WDDWW

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Opened up a four-point lead at the top

     7-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace shows firepower

Reasons to be fearful:

     Still a number of injury concerns

     Big Sam will make it difficult for Liverpool

Liverpool are surely one of the first sides to both concede and score seven goals in a match in the same season, after beating Crystal Palace 7-0 a week ago.

That match wiped out the negative goal difference from their 7-2 thrashing by Aston Villa near the start of the season, and also showcased the incredible array of creative talent at the club.

It was the first match in which seven different players had assisted a goal in the Premier League, with Firmino, Salah and Mane all getting on the scoresheet.

They must still cope without several injured stars. The game will come too soon for Thiago, who remains out, but Milner could be in contention. 

The Reds will be heavy favourites for the win regardless of personnel available, due to the quality in depth of their squad.

Star Man – Roberto Firmino

Has as many goals in his last two appearances (3) than he did in his previous 27.

West Bromwich Albion FC Preview

Form Guide (all comps): WLLDL

Reasons to be cheerful

     Allardyce has track record of improving teams

     He was the last manager to beat Liverpool

Reasons to be fearful 

     Have the 2nd worst goal difference out of all 92 English professional teams

     Jake Livermore suspended for three matches

1344 days have passed since Liverpool were beaten at home, with new West Brom manager Sam Allardyce the man in charge of winners Crystal Palace that day.

Big Sam certainly has the experience required to lift West Brom to safety, and there is little doubt that he will improve the team over the forthcoming weeks and months. Whether it will be quite enough to survive is another matter.

And their chances of beating Liverpool at Anfield are among the slimmest of any this season, with the champions threatening to pull away at the top of the table.

West Brom must stop conceding so many goals – with a goal difference of -19, only Southend in League Two have a worse record this season.

Star Man – Conor Gallagher

The 20-year-old of is one of The Baggies better performers of late, and a midfielder Allardyce will look to.

LIVERPOOL FC vs WEST BROMWICH ALBION FC Winning Prediction

     Liverpool will dominate the game entirely

     The Reds likely to score two or more goals

     If West Brom score, they’ll be pleased

Even a team as great as Liverpool are unlikely to score seven goals in back-to-back matches, but will see this as another opportunity to put their foot down and get the job done quickly.

With Leicester and Manchester United playing each other this weekend, one or both will drop points and Liverpool will not miss up an opportunity to move further ahead in the title race.

Liverpool to win 3-0

Author: Ross B.