Hammers Star Antonio Tipped to Shine

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West Ham United’s Michail Antonio is being heavily favoured to score against Liverpool this weekend, according to betting analysts. This prediction hinges on Antonio’s recent return to form and Liverpool’s defensive struggles on the road.

Since returning from injury, Antonio has been recovering his form. The Jamaican forward boasts an impressive 0.62 expected goals (xG) average per 90 minutes played, signifying his scoring prowess. He’s also projected to retain his starting spot even if teammate Jarrod Bowen recovers in time for the match.

Antonio’s skillset perfectly complements the way West Ham is expected to approach the game. His blistering pace and strength make him a nightmare for defences that employ a high line. This strategy is precisely what Liverpool has favoured away from home this season.

Adding fuel to the fire is Liverpool’s recent defensive frailties on the road. The Reds have conceded an alarming average of 1.48 expected goals against (xGA) per away game this season. This vulnerability creates a significant opportunity for Antonio to exploit Liverpool’s backline.

With Antonio in peak form and Liverpool’s defence far from airtight, the stage is set for an exciting matchup. Irons fans will be hopeful for a well needed three points

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