|Liverpool - West Brom|
Pick: Liverpool (-1.5) Result: PENDING
Stake: 10 Odds: 2.02
Even during last season's poor campaign Liverpool managed to maintain decent enough home form. Most of their wins seem to come with a 2 goals or margain as well (10 of their 13 home wins where by 2 goals or more in fact). Okay yes Liverpool were disapointing in their last league game against Man City but back at home against newly promoted West Brom they shouldn't have too many problems. Both Gerrard and Torres sat out their midweek game in Turkey and it's a possiblity that either or both could play in this match, which would be an obvious boost for them.
West Brom recorded a deserved win against Sunderland last week at home but playing away at Anfield I find it difficult to see them causing Liverpool many problems at the back and they showed thier defensive weaknesses against Chelsea on opening day. I fail to see West Brom scoring in this and think a 2-0 or 3-0 Liverpool win is highly likely here.