Wolves vs Liverpool betting, 21 DEC 18
There's no doubt that Liverpool are red hot favorites to book another three points against Wolves at Molineux on Friday night. Wolves will fancy their chances though, as they are in decent form too, and one of the Premier League teams which are actually doing well against all the teams from the top of the table.
Wolves vs Liverpool head to head
This will be the 100th match between these two sides. One would expect that Liverpool are dominant in mutual meetings against Wolverhampton, but that’s not the case actually. The Red Devils won 48 out of their previous 99 games in all competitions, with Wolves winning 34 and 17 games finished without winner.
Recent league meetings are in guests’ favor. Liverpool have won 5 out of last 8 games played in English Premier League, losing only once. They are also chasing fourth consecutive EPL win against Wolves.
Liverpool won their previous two trips to Molineux, both 3-0.
Wolves were winners in their last meeting though, winning 1-2 at the Anfield in FA Cup game played in January 2017. The bad news for Wolves fans is that they haven’t won two consecutive games against Liverpool since 1980.
But records are there to be broken, and in football, everything’s possible of course.
Wolves vs Liverpool stats
Wolverhampton Wanderers enjoy a good season so far after winning promotion from The Championship last season. Prior to this match they won three on a bounce, and are sitting comfortably in 7th, just point behind Manchester United. They took 25 points from 17 games, and are one of the in-form sides in Premiership at the moment.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is topping the table after 17 rounds. They remain the only unbeaten side in EPL, with 45 points from 17 games, which is their best ever record at this stage of the season.
Wolves vs Liverpool team news
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo will host Liverpool with an almost clean bill of health but is forced to make at least one change, with forward Diogo Jota unavailable through a hamstring injury.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp doesn’t have the luxury of full-strength squad, but the situation with injuries is much better than in the last couple of weeks. James Milner missed the derby match against Manchester United, but is available now and could make another appearance at right-back.
Klopp won't be able to count on Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Rhian Brewster.
Wolves vs Liverpool predictions
Molineux Stadium wasn’t really a fortress this season, but few of the league’s top sides haven’t really enjoyed their games there. While teams like Huddersfield and Watford won there without big troubles, Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw, and Chelsea lost few weeks ago, even after a 1-0 lead at the halftime.
Hosts are now looking for a fourth consecutive league win, something they haven’t done in top-flight since season 1971/72.
League leaders Liverpool are breaking records this season. They are enjoying their best record at this stage of the season ever and will travel to Molineux Stadium with moral high after the 3-1 win against arch-rivals Man Utd.
Liverpool will have a chance to put even more pressure on Man City if they manage to take 3 points in this Friday match. Their advantage would be stretched to 4 points before City’s Saturday game against Crystal Palace.
Price on Liverpool is 3/5 (1.60) at Betfred and it looks like a decent price. Although both Man City and Chelsea failed to win at Molineux Stadium, that will hardly be a case with Liverpool. Liverpool are simply too strong and full of confidence at the moment, while two goals against United for Shaqiri is a great boost for Klopp - there are simply too much quality in Reds’ attack, which means Mohammed Salah or Firmino can have an off-day, and there’s still somebody who is able to score.
Although Wolves were decent defensively in the last couple of games, they were also finding the net on regular basis. This match simply won’t be a goal fest like Liverpool’s game against Bournemouth, but a 1-1 draw or 2-1 win for either side looks like realistic scores.
Over 2.5 goals is available at 10/11 (1.91) at Betfred, while both teams to score at evens (2.00) looks like another decent bet.
Premier League Title was almost guaranteed for the sides which were topping the table on Christmas. In eight out of last nine seasons that was the case, so champions league finalists from last season surely won’t be interested to go against this trend.