Opta Big Match Stats: Baggies to delay Liverpool climb

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool vision is slowly coming into fruition

Michael Lintorn has checked the Opta stats and can see West Brom causing a surprise at Anfield on Monday night...

"Liverpool haven't beaten any of the other teams in the top half of the Premier League this season (P13 W0 D7 L6)."

Recommended Bet: Lay Liverpool to win @ 1.412/5

Liverpool haven't beaten any of the other teams in the top half of the Premier League this season (P13 W0 D7 L6)
With West Brom in brutal form, pocketing just a point from their last six Premier League games and exiting the FA Cup at home to QPR in that time span, this has the aura of Liverpool's best chance to end their top-half curse. However, the Reds have only won one of their last five in all competitions despite the recent plaudits, and that at home to Norwich. Opta also note that the Baggies have won three of the past four league meetings between the sides, including last April's Anfield showdown.
Recommended Bet: Lay Liverpool to win @ 1.412/5

West Brom have kept just one clean sheet in their last 29 Premier League away games
The criticism of Liverpool's poor conversion rate and overdependence on Luis Suarez has justifiably hushed recently, with the 16 goals scored in their past six league matches representing a divisional high. That prolificacy coupled with the Opta-identified run of five league clean sheets in six at Anfield explains their ascent, but there is reason to suspect that they will concede against West Brom. The Baggies have scored six in five away fixtures despite their decline and opened Liverpool's defence seven times in their last five clashes, having fired nine straight blanks prior to that. Opta intriguingly reveal that Liverpool have won just one of the last 10 league games in which they conceded.
Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1.981/1

Daniel Sturridge has scored in three of his four Premier League appearances for Liverpool
The forward afforded the oddly catchy nickname of Studge has quickly calmed fears that he was overvalued at £12 million. More impressive though has been the swiftness with which he has struck up an understanding with Luis Suarez, prompting Brendan Rodgers into a slight tactical rethink, and his improvement as a team player, reining in his habit of shooting from implausible angles. Providing he recovers from the thigh injury that denied him the opportunity to tackle Brazil, he should further enhance his tally against a defence that has shipped 12 goals in six league matches.
Recommended Bet: Back Daniel Sturridge to score @ 2.111/10

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open account using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn We'll Refund You £/€20 If the Bet Loses
Bet now

T&Cs apply.

Discover the latest articles

Read past articles