Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Wolves made it three consecutive wins after a 2-0 success over Bournemouth at the Molineux Stadium. Raul Jimenez provided a decisive lead for Nuno’s team after just 12 minutes on the clock. The three points were made secure deep into injury time when Ivan Cavaleiro scored his third goal of the campaign. Liverpool retained top spot in the Premier League after an excellent 3-1 win over Manchester United at Anfield. Sadio Mane’s opening goal in the 24th minute may have been cancelled out by Jesse Lingard in the 33rd minute, but Xherdan Shaqiri came up with an inspired performance in the second half to score a brace.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Wolves picked up an unlikely victory at Anfield in the recent match with Liverpool, but this meeting back in January 2017 may hold no indications for this match. Liverpool are vastly improved compared to the team and they give very little to the opposition. Wolves do rely on a handful of chances in order to get the goals and they may not receive the same in this match. Liverpool have averaged just around the goals per game on the road. These factors make me go with a Liverpool win and under 2.5 goals.

The game is likely to feature Mohamed Salah being very keen to sustain his position at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts. The Egyptian has 10 league goals this season with four goals in the last three matches. I would pick Salah to score anytime.

Liverpool win and total goals under 2.5 – 13/5

Mohamed Salah to score anytime – 10/11

Wolverhampton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Wolverhampton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Liverpool

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Wolverhampton Wanderers

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Wolverhampton Wanderers Form Guide

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

07-01-2019

FA Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-01-2019

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 4 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-01-2019

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-02-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

05-02-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

D H

11-02-2019

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-02-2019

FA Cup

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-02-2019

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Liverpool Form Guide

Liverpool Team Logo

Liverpool

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

26-12-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-12-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

L A

03-01-2019

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-01-2019

FA Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

12-01-2019

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 4 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

30-01-2019

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

04-02-2019

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-02-2019

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

19-02-2019

Champions League Final Stage

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

Nuno’s team are back in the frame for an excellent 2018-19 campaign after the team climbed up to 7th in the table following last weekend’s results. Wolves have picked up three consecutive wins that have put them just one point behind Manchester United coming into this game. Even though Wolves have not dominated games in terms of possession or other statistics, Nuno has found a way to get his team to play some exciting football – even if it is low on goals. Wolves may be in the top 10 but they have scored the fewest number of goals among the top-10 teams.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

Diogo Jota is unavailable due to a hamstring problem.

Liverpool Preview

Liverpool are making a strong case for finishing top of the table on Boxing Day. The Reds have gone on an incredible six-game winning streak in the league and they are the only unbeaten team left in the division. Jurgen Klopp has been successfully able to transform this Liverpool team from being an entertaining unit into a functional unit that actually gets results even when not playing well. A chunk of the 14 victories achieved by Liverpool this season has come even when the team has not been playing well throughout the 90 minutes. Even though Liverpool are not spectacular going forward this season, they have been defensively solid with only seven goals conceded.

Liverpool Team News

James Milner (muscle cramps) is doubtful for the game. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (cruciate ligament), Joel Matip (broken collarbone), Joe Gomez (broken leg), and Alexander Arnold (foot) are unavailable for the Reds.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Liverpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool Sidelined Players

Wolverhampton Wanderers
18 Diogo Jota Injured
Liverpool
21 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Injured
12 Joseph Gomez Injured
32 Joel Matip Injured
66 Trent Alexander-Arnold Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
11 GK Rui Patricio 189 84
16 CD Conor Coady 185 75
15 CD Willy Boly 191 81
5 CD Ryan Bennett 188 70
28 AM Joao Moutinho 170 61
19 RM Jonny 175 70
8 CM Ruben Neves 180 80
27 CM Romain Saiss 190 76
2 LM Matt Doherty 185 75
9 CF Raul Jimenez 188 79
37 CF Adama Traore 178 72
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Alisson Becker 193 91
7 LB James Milner 175 70
26 RB Andrew Robertson 178 64
4 CD Virgil van Dijk 193 92
6 CD Dejan Lovren 188 84
3 CM Fabinho 188 78
8 CM Naby Keita 172 64
14 CM Jordan Henderson 182 67
11 CF Mohamed Salah 175 71
10 LF Sadio Mane 175 69
9 RF Roberto Firmino 181 76