Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool – Betting Preview
At Anfield on January 7, Wolves center-back Toti thought he had eliminated FA Cup champions Liverpool, but the offside flag was raised, and VAR was unable to save him. He wheeled away in joy and received a booking for the shirt-stripping.
Prior to the camera angle-related controversy, Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah, Hwang Hee-chan and Goncalo Guedes were all on target in a Merseyside thriller, handing Wolves a second bite at the cherry in their bid to send one of the big boys packing.
Wolves, who are still in the hunt in one elimination round, were eliminated by Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup quarterfinals four days after holding Liverpool.
However, Daniel Podence’s goal gave them a crucial 1-0 victory over West Ham United on Saturday, capping off their return to Premier League action.
Wolves, who are currently in 16th place in the Premier League table and are two points clear of the drop zone, have won their last four games, snapping a four-game winless streak in all competitions. This is a welcome turnaround for the goal-shy Molineux crop.
Wolves have only lost in replays after opening stalemates twice in the FA Cup third round since 2016, and Liverpool travels to the south with more on the line than just a single point to stake.
Jurgen Klopp cut a particularly gloomy figure as his team was outclassed, outfought, and simply torn to shreds at Brighton’s home on Saturday afternoon, conceding three goals without reply.
He was forced to watch what might have been the “worst game” of his managerial career.
After somehow reaching halftime with a score of 0-0, the floodgates quickly opened as the man of the match, Solly March, scored twice before Danny Welbeck finished off the humiliation of the Reds. For the time being, the Reds can forget about a top-four charge as they fight to even maintain their European status.
Liverpool, who are currently languishing in ninth place and are seven points behind the top four in the standings, have now lost three straight games in all competitions and have allowed an alarming eight goals, extending their run without a clean sheet in all competitions to seven games.
The defending FA Cup champions have only been eliminated in the third round once in the previous 11 seasons, but Wolves did it to them in 2018–19, and they also eliminated the Reds in the fourth round of the 2016–17 competition.
Although Liverpool had won seven straight league games before this month’s draw, they hadn’t lost a game to Wolves since that FA Cup defeat in 2019, so Klopp’s disapproval of replays might lessen if history continues to favour the team in red.
1×2 Betting Odds
Wolves’ efforts to find the back of the net more than once should also be successful as Klopp struggles to find the right defensive and midfield formula. Wolves have started to make the net ripple on a more regular basis, so they shouldn’t be stopped by a porous Liverpool back line.
It is currently nearly impossible to back Klopp’s team to win with any real conviction, and we can see Wolves causing the reds some real trouble here!
But the betting market disagrees!
In this reply, Wolves are not the favourites to win with market odds standing @ 3.75!
Despite playing terrible in the recent run of games, Klopp’s side are still the favourites to continue their defence @ 2.09.
The possibility of a stalemate after the 90 mins are played, stands @ 3.70.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.75.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.21.
The market believes that this game will have a few goals in it because Wolves have been in a good scoring form while Liverpool has conceded more goals than they would have liked!
Liverpool are the market favourites to win, but expect Wolves to perform well and score as well!