Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in 39 Premier League games heading into this one and are on track to go the entire season without tasting defeat. Liverpool look like champions-elect, but there’s a long way still to go.
In their way on Thursday night are an exciting Wolves team. Nuno Espirito Santos has got his side roaring, and are genuine top four contenders.
This should be a thrilling game to watch; find out where we see the value in the betting and what our best bet is here.
Wolves vs Liverpool – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Kick Off Time: 20:30 GMT
Referee in Charge: Michael Oliver
TV Channel / Live Stream: This match will be shown live on BT Sports to viewers in the UK. Subscribers will also be able to access the broadcast on the BT Sport app so you can tune in wherever you are.
Wolves vs Liverpool – The Form Guide
Wolves are sixth in the table, joint on points with Manchester United in fifth. They are six behind Chelsea in fourth and have been pulled in from as high as 25/1 to 7/1 to finish the season in the top four. This has been a result of the impressive performances Wolves have put in this year, including coming back from two goals down away at Southampton last weekend to win 3-2.
In saying that, Wolves are in a bit of a sticky patch. They have won only two of their last five and registered back-to-back losses in that time too. The Wolves defence can be guilty of giving away silly goals, and they’ll need to be at their sharpest against Liverpool’s lightning attackers.
Liverpool are on ridiculous form and show no signs of letting up. They have won 30 of their last 31 league games, dropping points only once in 22 games this season. Sadio Mane is constantly buzzing around defenders, meanwhile, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah are also causing problems for every team they meet.
It’s not just the attackers that deserve the plaudits either. Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson is the first to keep eight clean sheets in the Premier League in over a decade, and the Reds have conceded only 14 goals all season. By far the best defensive record in the league. Therefore, it’s going to take something special to get passed them.
What is the Team News?
Diogo Hota is back in training for the home side and could make his return here. In saying that, Wolves' front three have been playing well and the youngster may have to settle for a spot on the bench.
Nuno will likely field the same team that came back from 2-0 nil down at St. Marys with no fresh injury concerns.
Ruben Vinagre will miss this one out with an injury to his thigh, while Willy Boly will face a late fitness test.
For the Reds, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, and Naby Keita are the only players definitely ruled out as Klopp’s injury shortens.
Fabinho took a place on the bench against Manchester United at the weekend, making his first appearance on the team sheet in several months. It’s not known whether he will be risked to play from the start, but could come off the bench at some point on Thursday.
Xherdan Shaqiri will undergo a late fitness test, but like Fabinho will likely have to settle for a place on the bench.
Similarly, Joe Gomez has been playing well and, as a result, is expected to keep his place in the team, despite Joel Matip’s return.
Wolves Predicted Line-up: Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny; Neto, Traore, Jimenez
Liverpool Predicted Line-up: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold; Gomez; Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mane, Firmino
Wolves vs Liverpool Latest Odds
Liverpool are 7/2 with to go the season unbeaten with bet365, and it’s hard to see them losing given current form. SportNation have the Reds to beat Wolves at 5/7 (1.68), while short this could be a great bet. The draw is also quite appealing and is priced at 53/20 (3.7) with SportNation. For a home win, the odds are currently 9/2 (5.5), also with SportNation.
Wolves vs Liverpool Score Prediction
Liverpool have scored 15 league goals without reply since 4th December. That match was the 5-2 derby win over Everton, which Allison missed through suspension. Since his return, the Reds have rarely even looked like conceding in the league. But this surely must come to an end soon.
Wolves pushed Liverpool close in the reverse fixture, eventually losing out 1-0. Although were unlucky too with a couple of contentious VAR decisions.
It’s always a close encounter when these sides meet, and because of that, we think that a single goal will decide it.
We like the look of a 2-1 scoreline in Liverpool's favour priced at 7/1 (8.0) with SportNation.
Wolves vs Liverpool Betting Tip
We're expecting a tight game with few and far between clear cut chances. Liverpool have, however, been finding ways to win all season, and we expect them to travel home with another three points in the bag.
This is one of Liverpool's toughest fixtures remaining this season, and especially away from home will not be an easy match to win. However, we think they will sneak the victory.
With this in mind, our best bet for the game is for the Reds to win by a small margin.
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