Liverpool vs Wolves – Betting Preview
As two goal-shy clubs, Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers, renew their rivalry in the Premier League for the fourth time this season, fans may not be anticipating fireworks to fly at Anfield on Wednesday night.
On Saturday, the Reds laboured to a point in a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, while Julen Lopetegui’s team had previously left their match with Fulham with a point after a 1-1 tie.
For the Liverpool supporters, a third consecutive Premier League clean sheet at Selhurst Park was a tiny consolation. Their team, which has won just one of their last 34 home games in the Premier League, has also taken 10 of the last 12 points available at Anfield.
The travelling supporters were left at Selhurst Park gnawing their nails due to shaky performances, especially from Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
But the Reds have only faced five shots on target in their last three games, and attacking proficiency is not exactly Wolves’ forte.
Liverpool may not have been at their best this season, but Cody Gakpo, a January acquisition from PSV, is gradually improving week after week.
The Netherlands international has two goals so far in six games, both of which came in his previous three Premier League games! So perhaps someone to keep your eyes on!
Wolves performed admirably in the first half of their away game against Fulham, taking the lead through Sarabia in the 23rd minute. Solomon came off the bench to score another crucial goal for the Londoners in the 64th minute, and the game concluded in a 1-1 draw.
Unfortunately, Wolves lost two points in this game since they failed to capitalise on their remaining opportunities.
Also, in their previous six away Premier League games, Wolves have only lost to Manchester City. Yet, they haven’t maintained a clean sheet on the road since August’s draw at Bournemouth. Wolves are currently 15th in the standings and three points clear of the dreaded dotted line.
The key injury concerns for the visitors going to Anfield are Kalajdzic, Chinquinho, Hwang, Boubacar Traore, and Cunha.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
We’re predicting a home victory for Liverpool. In their last seven encounters with Wolves, Liverpool has triumphed five times, keeping a clean sheet in four of those triumphs!
Liverpool to win stands @ 1.52.
Wolves have failed to score in three of their past six games in all competitions, while the hosts have kept clean sheets in their last three league games.
Wolves to win stands @ 7.00.
While the market odds of a stalemate stands @ 4.80.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.79.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.20.
It could be a low-scoring match on Wednesday as three of the last six encounters between the two clubs in league and cup have witnessed under 2.5 goals scored.
Less than three goals have also been scored in three of Wolves’ last six games and three of Liverpool’s last four games!