West Ham will be fearful of their right wing in this encounter especially with Antonio struggling to recover from injury and Zabaleta suspended leaving the likes of Coutinho, Sane and Moreno to attack at will on that end of the pitch. West Ham manager Bilic knows that his job could go at any time, but a victory against Tottenham in the Cup and a draw against Palace last time around could give him a stay of execution even if he drops this game. West Ham will be confident that their attacking strength is slowly showing netting 5 goals in their last 2 games, while scoring in 6 of their last 7 games including netting 4 against Tottenham in 2 games. The injury list at West Ham is something that twill not help them out in this encounter with the likes of Fonte and Creswell as major doubts, while Antonio, Reid and Collins likely to be out and Zabaleta suspended. West Ham have conceded 19 goals in 10 games so far this Premier League season.
Liverpool know that West Ham are ripe for the taking; and with all their major contenders playing on Sunday, this could give them the opportunity, especially to overtake Arsenal to 5th spot. With Liverpools’ great attacking and West Ham struggling defensively, I am backing Liverpool to net over 1.5 goals in this encounter.