Liverpool v West Ham Preview: Allardyce admits frustration over Carroll, Noble may return

Liverpool v West Ham Premier League match and betting odds preview.

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Anfield, Sunday April 7th, 2013; kick off 13:30. Ref: Anthony Taylor

Big Sam Allardyce is understandably frustrated about in-form Andy Carroll’s ineligibility for this match at Anfield. “It’s frustrating for him and for us, but that was the terms of the agreement,” said Allardyce earlier today.  “Our real problem has been away from home. Goals. Sunday’s going to be a big test for us, because we go away, we create chances and we don’t score.”

Following his 4 shots on Sunday, Luis Suarez has produced the most shots on-target (60) in the Premier League this season.  Liverpool have won 6 of their last 8 Premier League games against West Ham and will fancy themselves to overpower them on Sunday, too. The Reds’ home form is excellent with five wins from their last six at Anfield.

For the Hammers, Carroll has scored four times in his last six EPL games, so his to absence will significantly blunt the Hammers’ attacking options and aerial strength.

Some pretty good odds on a draw on this one, and massive returns for a rare Hammers win at Anfield.  Stranger things have happened…like maybe the Reds giving Andy Carroll another chance?

Prediction: Liverpool 3 West Ham 0
Betting odds on full time result: Liverpool win 1.33, Draw 5.25 AWAY win 9.00
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Probable line-ups:
Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Pepe Reina; Glen Johnson, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger, Jose Enrique; Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva; Stewart Downing, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho; Daniel Sturridge
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Jussi Jaaskelainen; Guy Demel, Winston Reid, James Collins, Joey O’Brien; Mohamed Diame, Mark Noble; Ricardo Vaz Te, Kevin Nolan, Matt Jarvis; Carlton Cole