Liverpool vs West Brom: Line-up, EPL prediction and result

Will Big Sam stop the Baggies being unwrapped in the EPL at Anfield?

Latest EPL standings as well as fixtures and results are found below the predictions.

Liverpool and West Brom line up at Anfield in the English Premier League on Sunday, with the pair granted an extra 24 hours by the fixture list to let their Christmas dinner settle.

The Reds enjoyed an early present last weekend when they pulled apart Crystal Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park.

Besides the handy goal difference boost, it maintained a four-point lead over Leicester at the top of the EPL table for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Top of Klopp’s wish list is an absence of any more injuries among his squad, who remain without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and James Milner.

Xherdan Shaqiri, Konstantinos Tsimikas and Diogo Jota are also confined to the sidelines, while Thiago is also being monitored.

Sam Allardyce suffered a nightmare before Christmas in his first game as West Brom boss after replacing the sacked Slaven Bilic.

The Baggies were beaten 3-0 at home in their West Midlands derby with Aston Villa, as Jake Livermore was sent off.

Big Sam’s side have won just once all season and lie 19th in the standings, five points adrift of safety and with the Championship trapdoor starting to loom ahead of their most daunting trip of the campaign.

Livermore begins his suspension while Conor Townsend is also ruled out by injury, with Sam Field, Kyle Bartley and Hal Robson-Kanu all needing to be assessed.

Liverpool vs West Brom: EPL predictions by the numbers

  • Out of 20 previous meetings, Liverpool have won 9 matches while West Bromwich Albion won 5. 6 matches between them have ended in a draw.
  • So far this season in the Premier League, Liverpool have averaged 3 Points Per Game at home matches and West Bromwich Albion 0.29 Points Per Game at away matches.

Liverpool vs West Brom: Prediction

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

Liverpool vs West Brom: EPL starting XI prediction

Probable Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Fabinho, Andy Robertson, Curtis Jones, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Probable West Brom Starting XI: Sam Johnstone, Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Dara O’Shea, Kieran Gibbs, Romaine Sawyers, Matt Phillips, Matheus Pereira, Conor Gallagher, Grady Diangana, Karlan Grant.