Liverpool vs Wolves – Betting Preview
Jurgen Klopp’s team was undoubtedly shell-shocked after Real Madrid humiliated them 5-2 on their own turf, and they were still reeling when they played Crystal Palace on Saturday. As a result, neither set of fans felt like they had their money’s worth from the match!
While Diogo Jota, Jean-Philippe Mateta, and Mohamed Salah all rattled the woodwork three times, neither team truly looked like scoring in the capital, rapidly ending Liverpool’s Premier League streak in which they fended off the threat of Everton and Newcastle United.
But, because Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion were not in action over the weekend, that point was sufficient to move Liverpool up to seventh place in the standings. Yet, they still trail Tottenham Hotspur, who have played two more games, by nine points.
Manor Solomon’s super-sub skills for Fulham were put to the test against Wolves, who were trailing a Pablo Sarabia goal at Craven Cottage on Friday night when the Israeli attacker did what he does best off the bench.
Solomon denied Wolves consecutive away victories in the Premier League by curling in a lovely equaliser with 64 minutes remaining, but the West Midlands crop was able to put some distance between themselves and the danger zone by earning seven points from their four games in February.
Also, the Kop won’t need to be reminded of how Lopetegui’s team destroyed them 3-0 at Molineux a few weeks ago, but Wolves and their 18 goals no longer retain the title of the worst attacking team in the Premier League; that unwelcome honour now belongs to Everton (17).
That astounding win for Wolves came after the visitors had drawn 2-2 at Anfield in the third round of the FA Cup before losing 1-0 in the replay thanks to Harvey Elliott’s screamer, and a similar piece of individual brilliance could yet again prove decisive on Wednesday.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
The stage is set for Klopp’s squad to return to form at the Anfield fortress with Konate possibly joining a Liverpool backline that is once again proving difficult to break down – for Premier League clubs at least.
The Merseyside giants can’t expect to generate a tonne of opportunities against a tenacious Wolves team, but one flash of brilliance from their difference-makers might be decisive, and there shouldn’t be a replay of the crushing defeat they suffered at Molineux a few weeks ago!
Liverpool to win stands @ 1.52. They are the overwhelming favourites.
Wolves to win stands @ 7.00.
The market odds of a stalemate and points shared, 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.
Wolves have shown quality to defeat big sides, but at Anfield it’s really hard to bet against Liverpool. Even after that Real Madrid game!
So perhaps it is best to expect Liverpool to win, even if Wolves find their way to the scoresheet!