Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Sunday, December 29, 2019


Anfield

Punter's Pick

Liverpool unsurprisingly start this game as strong favorites and there is little value in backing an outright win. Instead we backing the over 2.5 goals market priced at 4/7 with Bet365 as well as over 3.5 cards at 6/5 as there is a high likelihood of misplaced challenges given the quality on the pitch.

Liverpool welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Anfield in an intriguing contest between two highly tactical managers and two attacking teams. Liverpool have established a 13 point gap at the top with a game in hand and will be looking to continue their march to a first league title in almost 30 years. Wolves will be looking to maintain their push for a European place in what is already an outstanding season.

Liverpool come into this game off the back of an incredible 4-0 victory over their nearest rivals Leicester City. Despite being the away team, the Reds dominated the contest and went ahead through a Roberto Firmino header. The league leaders then produced a devastating 10 minute period in which they hit three goals, the first of which was a James Milner penalty before Firmino bagged his second. Much of Liverpool’s play came through the impressive Trent Alexander-Arnold who teed up both of Firmino’s goals. It was fitting then that the England full-back ran onto a Sadio Mane pass to lash in Liverpool’s fourth and round off the victory. The Reds have now won 17 of their 18 games with one draw against Manchester United, but Jurgen Klopp is still keen to stress the need for focus, especially as Liverpool gave away a lead last season as well.

Wolves are also riding high and will be boosted by their amazing comeback against champions Manchester City last time out. Despite the champions going a man down after just 12 minutes, they had in fact gone 2-0 up courtesy of a brace from Raheem Sterling. However Wolves improved in the second half and the toll of having to play the game for almost 80 minutes with 10 men had an effect on City. Adama Traore began the comeback by picking up the ball just outside the area and lashing in an effort to bring Wolves back into it. He then turned provider, bundling Benjamin Mendy off the ball and squaring it for Raul Jimenez to equalise before Matt Doherty latched onto a Jimenez pass to skip past the City defence and crash the ball past Bravo. The win extended their record to just one loss in their last 12 competitive games and manager Nuno Espirito Santo will certainly have one eye on the Champions League places moving forward.

In team news, captain Jordan Henderson is expected to recover for Liverpool after sustaining an injury on the shin last time out. The Reds do remain without injured quintet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Rhian Brewster.

Wolves have reported no fresh injury concerns with just their long-term absentees in Willy Boly and Morgan Gibbs-White remaining out.

In recent meetings Liverpool have had the edge over their opponents, winning both league games last season 2-0. Mo Salah and Virgil Van Dijk got the goals in the first game before Sadio Mane secured the points by bagging a brace in the game at Anfield.

Punter's Pick

Liverpool unsurprisingly start this game as strong favorites and there is little value in backing an outright win. Instead we backing the over 2.5 goals market priced at 4/7 with Bet365 as well as over 3.5 cards at 6/5 as there is a high likelihood of misplaced challenges given the quality on the pitch.

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