It doesn’t promise to be a particularly eventful clash at Upton Park, where West Ham and Liverpool face off as both teams will be without crucial attacking players.
Luis Suarez, who has been so vital in an attacking sense for the Reds, is suspended after racking up a handful of bookings while at the other end Andy Carroll won’t be available to face his parent club.
Certainly where the visitors are concerned then it’s hard to see where goals will come from and with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers likely to be aware of that, he’ll be keen to keep things tight in the capital.
Nevertheless, his Reds team are BetVictor’s 6/4 favourites to see off the Hammers, a 21/10 chance at Betfred but in the circumstances, it’s the stalemate at 23/10 with Stan James that looks the best bet.
The same firm post a safe looking 8/11 against a match tally of fewer than three goals but there’s a case to be made for pushing the boat and taking on a goalless encounter at 17/2 via BetVictor given that both teams might lack cutting edge.