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Liverpool v West Ham United at Anfield
Daniel alofti looks ahead….
After a very disappointing performance by the Hammers last Wednesday, West Ham United will travel to Liverpool with hopes to get three very needed points.
It was a poor effort by Sam Allerdyce’s men last Wednesday, as they were beaten 1-0 away against poor Crystal Palace who were in the bottom of the table. West Ham United are now 17th with only 13 points – making it one of their worst campaigns so far.
West Ham will be travelling to Liverpool this Saturday afternoon and are they facing a team in great form. The Reds won their last match 5-1 against Norwich in match where Luis Suarez really shined, scoring four of the five goals.
Liverpool are currently fourth with 27 points and have they only lost two in their last ten games. Despite having Suarez on form, it was the co-operation play between Suarez and Daniel Sturridge which has given them their goals. However Sturridge received an ankle and will he not be back until 28th January. Both players have 8 goals so far this season, while West Ham’s top scorer is Ravel Morrison with three.
West Ham are less fortunate than Liverpool, and are they still missing their main striker in Andy Carroll, who has been out of most of the season so far due to an ankle injury. The Hammers are also missing Vaz Te, Reid, Diarra and Petric. Not only that, but the Hammers will also be without their top scorer Ravel Morrison as he picked up his fifth yellow against Crystal Palace.
So who will win?
Well the last time these two met at Anfield the game finished 0-0. In the last five games at Anfield, Liverpool has won three while two have been drawn. Last time the Hammers won at Anfield was on 14th September 1963. So without a doubt, it will most likely be either a Liverpool win or a draw with West Ham hanging on until the end. With Suarez on form and West Ham poor in front of goal, I see a game with a few goals for Liverpool.
Final Score: Liverpool 3-0 West Ham
Leyton Orient v Walsall at Matchroom Stadium
FA Cup 2nd Round
Preview will appear here….
Grays Athletic v Harrow Borough at Mill Field
Ryman League Premier Division
James Boden looks ahead…
The home side head into Saturday’s game on the back of a much needed win at Hampton & Richmond Borough.
Their latest result was well timed as it not only halted their recent poor form, but also sent Grays headed up the table
where they now lie eleventh.
Harrow Borough travel to Mill Field having encountered indifferent form, however as noted many times this season, such is the competitive nature of the Ryman Premier Division that were the visitors to emerge from this contest victorious, they would leap frog their opponents. The unpredictability of the league is making for exciting viewing for neutrals, if not for managers, who no doubt will be growing frustrated and tense and the possibilities that this season is greeting them with.
Far from relying on one player to produce goals, Grays have instead shared them all accross the team. Whilst Ryan Kirbywill no doubt be satisfied with this, he will surely be hoping that his Forwards can increase their tallies.
Harrow have coped well on their travels, picking up sixteen from a possible twenty seven points, so the home side must
perform at their best to ensure that an upset is not on the cards. Were The Blues to win their three games in hand
they would jump into the top six, which with us approaching Christmas, would be a fantastic position for Grays to
find themselves in, and one which would sum up what has been a fabulous year for them in general.
Before any talk of top six however, Grays must first overcome Harrow.