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Liverpool v West Ham Bet Builder tips: Predictions, team news & how to watch

Liverpool and West Ham meet at Anfield on Wednesday with a place in the EFL Cup last four up for grabs.

Sunday's goalless draw with Manchester United was the first time the Reds have failed to win at Anfield this season and, while they will be wary of a dangerous Hammers side, Jurgen Klopp's men should respond and progress to the semis. 

Liverpool v West Ham Odds

Liverpool 4/9 
Draw 4/1 
West Ham 11/2

Liverpool v West Ham Information

  • Where is Liverpool v West Ham? Anfield, Liverpool
  • When is Liverpool v West Ham? 20:00, Wednesday 20th December
  • Where can I watch Liverpool v West Ham? Sky Sports Main Event & Football

Liverpool v West Ham Bet Builder

Liverpool to qualify - 1/4 
Both teams to score - Yes - 8/13 
Curtis Jones to score anytime - 7/2 

Bet Builder - 7/1

Liverpool to qualify - 1/4

Unsurprisingly, Liverpool are favourites to prevail and book themselves a semi-final place in a competition they have won a record nine times.

The last team to win at Anfield was Real Madrid in the Champions League in February and even though David Moyes' side head to Merseyside in good form, on the back of successive home wins over Freiburg in the Europa League and Wolves in the Premier League, they are unlikely to upset the odds and progress.

Liverpool have won 11 of their 12 home games in all competitions this season, including comfortably beating the Hammers 3-1 in the league in September, and they look set to extend the visitors' miserable run of form at Anfield.

West Ham have only won one of their last 55 away matches at Liverpool - a 3-0 league success in August 2015.

Moyes also has a wretched record in the opposition dugout at Anfield, failing to win on any of his 20 previous visits, losing 13 times and drawing on seven occasions.

Both teams to score - Yes - 8/13

Even though Liverpool are tipped to make it through, the Hammers are expected to ensure this quarter-final is a competitive affair.

The Reds have enjoyed a solid campaign so far as they sit second in the league, while they progressed through their Europa League group as winners and have beaten Leicester and Bournemouth in the League Cup so far to reach the last eight.

However, there is an underlying feeling that while on paper everything looks very rosy, some of the performances have not been great and, at times, Klopp's side have only just about done enough to grind out victories.

Liverpool have only kept six clean sheets in the league from their 17 games, and both teams have scored in 17 of their 25 games in all competitions so far this term.

To further the argument that the visitors can find the back of the net on the night, Moyes' side have only failed to score in two games all told this season and they have players heading to Anfield in good form. 

Mohammed Kudus scored twice in the win over Wolves to take his tally to the season overall to eight goals, Lucas Paqueta generally sparkled and provided two assists, and Jarrod Bowen fired home his 11th goal of the campaign.

 Curtis Jones to score anytime - 7/2

Klopp is expected to rotate his squad and give some of his first-team regulars a rest, but one man who should start in midfield is Curtis Jones.

The 22-year-old has had his injury problems this season but started last week's Europa League defeat against Union SG as one of the few senior players in the XI, while he was also in the starting lineup against Leicester and Bournemouth in the previous rounds of the EFL Cup.

With a lot of competition for places in the engine room, Jones will be keen to remind Klopp of his worth and he went close to scoring when coming off the bench in the second half at the weekend against Manchester United.

Liverpool Team News

Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Thiago, Diogo Jota and Stefan Bajcetic all remain out for Liverpool, while Alexis Mac Allister is also currently sidelined with a leg injury.

Caoimhin Kelleher is set to start in goal in place of first-choice Alisson, while Klopp could give fringe players like Jarell Quansah and Harvey Elliott more game time and youngsters Luke Chambers and Conor Bradley will also be hoping to be involved.

West Ham Team News

Forward Michail Antonio, who is recovering from a knee problem, is the only confirmed Hammers injury absentee. 

Moyes could rotate his squad as well with the busy festive period coming up so players like Aaron Cresswell, Pablo Fornals and former Liverpool striker Danny Ings may feature.

Liverpool v West Ham Stats

This is the first League Cup meeting between the two sides since West Ham won 4-1 at Upton Park in a fourth-round tie in November 1988.

West Ham have only won one of the last 15 meetings between the two sides, losing 12 times and drawing twice.

West Ham have lost each of their last three quarter-final ties in the EFL Cup since reaching the semis in the 2013/14 season.

Head-to-Head

Liverpool wins82
Draws37
West Ham wins29

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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