Wolverhampton v Liverpool Premier League betting preview and tips

21:00 Fri 21 Dec
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Liverpool + BTTS
Units: 1/5
Odds: +250

Wolverhampton Wanderers continue to collect points like a squirrel hoards nuts away for the winter, with the Midlands side sitting in a respectable mid-table position and there seems little prospect of Nuno’s team being sucked into a dogfight.

That is especially the case after recording wins over Chelsea and Newcastle in the space of a week, with Wanderers able to go into this Friday night encounter against Liverpool with a positive relaxed attitude and it’s not unrealistic that they can get something.

After all, Wolves have recently beaten Chelsea and they also landed a point at home to Manchester City. To continue the theme against the top sides, they have landed a point at Old Trafford and the Emirates this season. In short, they make themselves hard to beat against the top clubs.

Liverpool certainly befit that description and there was a machine-like way about the Reds when they recently trounced Bournemouth by a 4-0 scoreline, with Jurgen Klopp able to achieve that kind of result without some of his better players.

Sadio Mane should be ready and firing for this exchange, while Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren have illustrated that they can deputise for the injured Joe Gomez in central defence. 

Fabinho is starting to have a bigger impact in central midfield and there are so many players who can slot into this position, while Mohamed Salah’s form in front of goal continues to be strong after a recent hat-trick at the Vitality Stadium.

However, we find it hard to back Liverpool to keep a clean sheet considering that Wolves generally find a way to hit the back of the net against these top clubs and that was in spite of going three goals down against Spurs recently.

The Molineux crowd will cheer on the home side until the end and we’re happy to back Liverpool at a bigger price and with both sides finding the net. The Reds recently won 3-1 at Burnley with a weakened team and we could see a similar scenario again, especially with certain personnel being rested.

BETTING TIP
Liverpool to win + BTTS @ 3.50 with bet365

Team News

Wolverhampton: 3-4-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Liverpool: 4-4-1-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 11
    Rui Patricio
  • 15
    Willy Boly
  • 16
    Conor Coady
  • 05
    Ryan Bennett
  • 19
    Jonny
  • 27
    Romain Saiss
  • 08
    Rúben Neves
  • 02
    Matt Doherty
  • 37
    Adama Traore
  • 28
    Joao Moutinho
  • 09
    Raul Jimenez
  • 13
    Alisson
  • 07
    James Milner
  • 06
    Dejan Lovren
  • 04
    Virgil Van Dijk
  • 26
    Andrew Robertson
  • 10
    Sadio Mané
  • 03
    Fabinho
  • 14
    Jordan Henderson
  • 08
    Naby Keita
  • 09
    Roberto Firmino
  • 11
    Mohamed Salah

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 23 19 3 1 54:13 60
2 Manchester City 23 17 3 3 59:16 54
3 Tottenham 22 16 0 6 46:23 48
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40:19 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48:32 44
6 Manchester Unit 23 13 5 5 46:33 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32:32 33
8 Wolverhampton W 23 9 5 9 27:31 32
9 Everton 23 8 7 8 33:30 31
10 Leicester 23 9 4 10 29:29 31
11 West Ham 23 9 4 10 30:34 31
12 Bournemouth 23 9 3 11 33:42 30
13 Brighton 23 7 5 11 25:32 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 6 4 13 23:32 22
15 Southampton 23 5 7 11 25:40 22
16 Burnley 23 6 4 13 23:43 22
17 Newcastle Unite 23 5 6 12 19:31 21
18 Cardiff 23 5 4 14 19:44 19
19 Fulham 23 3 5 15 21:51 14
20 Huddersfield 22 2 5 15 13:38 11