Liverpool v West Brom Betting Preview | 27th January

  • 26th January 2018
Liverpool v West Brom Betting Preview 27th January

In our Liverpool v West Brom betting preview we look at team news, potential lineups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Saturday’s FA Cup tie.

Liverpool v West Brom Betting Preview

Date: 27.01.18

Time: 19:45

Venue: Anfield

Channel: BT Sport

Liverpool will look to bounce back after their loss to Swansea on Monday night and progress to the 5th round of the cup for the first time in three seasons.

West Brom have picked up four points from their last two games after going 20 games without a victory but have progressed past the fourth round of the cup just twice in nine seasons.

Liverpool’s record in their last ten FA Cup games is not brilliant. They have only won four matches and three of those have been replays against lower league opposition.

West Brom’s focus this season is likely to be on staying in the Premier League and their current form is a worry for fans. Being knocked out the cup could be a blessing in disguise for them, whilst Liverpool should be good enough to win this.

Liverpool battled past Everton in the last round, a Virgil Van Dijk late goal sealing their progress to the fourth round. West Brom were comfortable winners over Exeter City in the third round, a win that ended their 20 match winless run.

The Reds have crashed out in this round of the FA Cup in both of the past two seasons and West Brom did keep a clean sheet against them in their Premier League meeting last month at Anfield.

Without all their attacking stars and given the way West Brom are likely to play, Liverpool will find it difficult to break the Baggies down. However, the Reds are still undefeated at home this season, so a West Brom win would be unlikely.

Liverpool have drawn four of their last seven home cup games since 2015, so at 5/1 the draw for this game looks like good value. Each of Liverpool’s four draws in those games have finished 0-0 and at 19/1, this longshot could be worth a punt.

Team News

  • Adam Lallana, Ragnar Klavan, James Milner, Dominic Solanke, Danny Ings and Trent Alexander-Arnold will all be pushing for a starting place, as Jurgen Klopp will look to rotate his squad.
  • James Morrison and Nacer Chadli remain out but a flu infection has been reported to have affected a number of starting players.

Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Ings, Mane

Potential West Brom Starting XI: Foster; Nyom, McAuley, Hegazi, Gibbs; Brunt, Livermore, Krychowiak, McClean; Rodriguez, Robson-Kanu

Stats & Facts

  • Liverpool are undefeated in their last nine matches against WBA in all competitions.
  • Liverpool have only won 2 of their last six against WBA and both of those were by a one-goal winning margin.

Head To Head

West Brom have beaten Liverpool just four times since 1982 and their last win over Liverpool was back in 2013. There have been four draws in the past six games between these two sides.

Popular Bets

  • Draw – 5/1
  • 0-0 – 19/1

Betting Odds

Liverpool – 3/10 Draw – 5/1 West Brom – 10/1