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West Brom v Liverpool betting tips: Reds back in Champions League race

| 15.05.2021

Liverpool head to The Hawthorns having reignited their hopes of finishing in the top four with Thursday’s stunning win at Manchester United.

The Reds are now 1/2 to take one of the two remaining Champions League spots, with Chelsea and Leicester priced at 1/3 and 2/5 respectively.

The Merseysiders must win their final three games to stand a chance of achieving their mission so let’s look at the odds in our West Brom v Liverpool betting tips.

Match Odds

Jurgen Klopp’s side made it seven games unbeaten with their 4-2 comeback victory at Old Trafford and with either, or both, Leicester and Chelsea bound to drop points when they face each other in the Premier League next week, the Reds are back in the mix.

They are 2/9 to beat the relegated Baggies, who drew 1-1 at Anfield in late December despite having just 22% possession, so we go 11/2 on another stalemate and 13/2 with goals at both ends.

The way Liverpool took a full-strength Manchester United team apart this week suggests that would appear unlikely, although the Reds took just one point from their two games against Fulham, another relegated team.

Liverpool have been leading at half-time and full-time in their last two outings and that is priced at 3/4 while an away win and over 3.5 goals is available at 11/8.

However, they have only been leading five times at the break away from home this season and Draw HT/Liverpool FT is priced at 29/10.

The Baggies have netted 12 goals in their last six matches so the Reds to win and both teams to score is 13/8 while goals at both ends is 10/11.

Talking Tactics

One of the talking points from Thursday’s game was Sadio Mane’s refusal to celebrate with Klopp at the end of the game.

The Senegal striker came on as a 74th-minute substitute and at the full-time whistle showed his frustration with Klopp who later revealed he had “made a late decision in training – really late – and changed Sadio”.

Nat Phillips also said Liverpool had made a slow start at Old Trafford, so with three wins needed it is likely the visitors will burst out of the blocks.

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce substituted Mbaye Diagne early in the second half at Arsenal so his replacement Hal Robson-Kanu may get his first Premier League start of the season.

Goalscorer Odds

Mohamed Salah is the 9/4 favourite to break the deadlock having scored seven goals in 10 games in all competitions while Roberto Firmino is 21/10 to get in on the act again as he did in Manchester.

Mane is likely to start and is 9/2 to score the first goal just like at Anfield, with Diogo Jota available at 12/5 to go back to back.

In-form Baggies winger Matheus Pereira is 9/1 to put West Brom in front and 14/5 to get on the scoresheet.

Match Info

Where: The Hawthorns

When: 16:30, Sunday 16th May

How to watch: Sky Sports

View the latest West Brom v Liverpool odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner