Football Previews: Liverpool v West Ham, Yeovil v Charlton, Millwall v Wigan

By Rob Virtue on December 5, 2013 3:41 PM |

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Liverpool v West Ham
Kick off:
Saturday, 3pm
Tickets
Odds: West Ham: 11/1; Liverpool: 3/10; Draw: 5/1
History of meetings: West Ham won - 24; LIverpool won - 67; Draw - 34

Team News

The week turned upside down for West Ham. Victory over Fulham saw all the worries disappear but they returned with a vengeance after the loss in midweek to London rivals Crystal Palace.

Manager Sam Allardyce is back under fire - not least from former Hammers loanee Marouane Chamakh, who scored the winner for Palace.

And the Irons can expect no let up at Anfield on Saturday against a Liverpool side fresh from thumping Norwich 5-1 on Wednesday.

Allardyce will have to chose between Carlton Cole and Modibo Maiga on who will lead the front line. Joe Cole and Matt Jarvis are also pushing for starts.

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Yeovil v Charlton
Kick off:
Saturday, 3pm
Tickets
Odds: Charlton: 7/4; Yeovil 19/10; Draw 12/5
History of meetings: Charlton won - 6; Yeovil won - 1; Draw - 1

Team News

It's a six pointer at Huish Park as 21st take on 22nd on Saturday.

Charlton's form has not been bad of late but their results have been disappointing. The side were edged out by both Ipswich and Reading in their last two games without being out-played.

The most worrying aspect for the Addicks is a lack of goals - in fact only Saturday's opponents Yeovil have not scored more in the Championship.

Manager Chris Powell hasn't got many options up front to replace Simon Church and Yann Kermorgant, although Marvin Sordell did impress as a substitute at Reading.

Cedric Evina was added to the left-wing for that game and expect more tinkering from Powell this weekend.

The Addicks have only lost once to Yeovil and have won the last five against the Somerset outfit.

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Millwall v Wigan
Kick off:
Saturday, 3pm
Tickets
Odds: Millwall: 2/1; Wigan 13/8; Draw 12/5
History of meetings: Millwall won - 9; Wigan won - 6; Draw - 6

Team News

Managerless Wigan ride into The Den on Saturday. That means they face a few unknowns about the side now under the stewardship of caretaker boss of Graham Barrow.

A bigger factor in this result is which Millwall will turn up. It was a spirited display which earned a draw against Nottingham Forest in midweek.

But the problem for the side in 20th is consistency, with only one win in the last nine.

Steve Morison made a scoring return to the side against Forest and is set to start up front again. He's likely to be partnered by either Martyn Waghorn or Scott McDonald.

Nicky Bailey is set to miss out with a knee injury. Guy Moussi may return to the starting line-up in the Millwall midfield.

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