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West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Match Preview
Having breathed life into their battle to beat Premier League relegation with a win over Manchester United last weekend, West Brom have another huge task against them as they come up against Liverpool. This West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool fixture will be played at the Hawthorns on Saturday, April 21, so check out our West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips.
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The win over United ended a run of ten competitive games without a win for the Baggies. Worse still, nine of those have ended in defeat, leaving West Brom firmly in the relegation zone. Ahead of this West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool fixture, the hosts are still bottom of the table after 34 games (24 pts, W4, D12, L18). That is still nine points adrift of safety and with only 12 points left to play, beating the drop could already be out of their reach. A win last weekend has at least given the fans some hope, but beating Liverpool could be one step too many for the Baggies. They have lost four of their last five home games, drawing the other, and it will be a huge surprise if they can surprise the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been the neutrals’ favourite this season enthralling everyone with their aggressive strategy up front. They start this West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool fixture third in the table after playing 34 games (70 pts, W20, D10, L4). The Reds will look to bridge the four-point gap that currently separates them from arch rivals United in second. However, Klopp will have one eye on the upcoming Champions League semi-final first leg tie against Roma. That may see the visitors shuffle their pack, but will that be enough to give West Brom hope for another upset? Liverpool have won nine of their last 12 games in all competitions, losing only just once, which puts even a weakened Liverpool side as the favourites for this encounter.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool H2H
The last seven encounters between these sides saw Liverpool win two, draw four, and lose only once. They are also unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games against the Baggies.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Team News
The hosts will not have Sturridge available for this clash as he is on loan from Liverpool. The current injury concerns around Jonny Evans, Nacer Chadli, Gareth Barry, and James Morrison are still valid.
Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, and Joe Gomez are all doubts for this encounter while Joel Matip, Adam Lallana, and Emre Can are definitely out of the contest for Liverpool.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Probable Lineups
West Bromwich Albion: Foster (GK), Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, McClean, Rodriguez, Rondon.
Liverpool: Karius (GK), Clyne, Klavan, Van Dijk, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner, Ings, Solanke, Mane.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Prediction
Will lightning strike twice? West Brom were never expected to beat United, but they did that! However, that shouldn’t make their task against Liverpool any easier. The visitors may have one eye on the upcoming Champions League engagement, but should be strong enough to brush aside the Baggies. We are backing a win for the visitors.