Liverpool vs Wolves betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

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Liverpool vs Wolves prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Wolves

Relentless Liverpool are surely marching towards their first league title for 30 years.

No one has been able to stop Jürgen Klopp’s side so far.

Will that change in this one?

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side meanwhile did Liverpool a favour with a famous victory of their own last time out.

Can Wolves cause a shock at Anfield?

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Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Who will win?

Liverpool are massive favourites to win this match at 3/10.

Wolves meanwhile are 9/1 to get another massive win.

A draw is 17/4.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/15.

Both teams to score is 10/11.

Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals is 4/6.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: (THE SUN ON OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sadio Mané of Liverpool scores the third goal and celebrates during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Mo Salah has been on fire for Liverpool, The Egyptian is 14/5 to break the deadlock and 10/11 to score anytime.

Sadio Mané will also be a threat. He is 10/3 to open the scoring and 21/20 to score yet again.

Raúl Jiménez is Wolves’ top scorer. The Mexican is 10/1 to open the scoring and 3/1 to score anytime.

Adama Traoré has also been amongst the goals in recent matches. The Spaniard is 18/1 to score first and 6/1 to score anytime.

Both Mané and Salah to score is 3/1.

Both Naby Keïta and Roberto Firmino to score is 9/1.

Both Diogo Jota and Jiménez to score is 30/1.

Both Matt Doherty and Traoré to score is 70/1.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Match preview

DOHA, QATAR – DECEMBER 18: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool FC celebrates scoring during FIFA Club World Cup Semi-Final between Monterrey and Liverpool FC at Education City Stadium on December 18, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

The newly crowned Champions of the world are unstoppable.

Last weekend, Roberto Firmino’s goal in extra time saw them beat Flamengo 1-0 in Doha.

That saw Liverpool lift the FIFA Club World Cup to add to the UEFA Super Cup and the Champions League they’ve already won in 2019.

This is their final game of 2019 and, in 2020, they’re looking likely to win the trophy they crave more than any other.

On Thursday night, the Reds travelled to face Leicester City in a meeting of the top two at the King Power.

However, the gulf between the two sides was massive.

The visitors missed numerous good chances early on before eventually taking the lead through Firmino after half an hour.

It remained 1-0 until 20 minutes from time when a flurry of goals sealed the win.

First, James Milner converted a penalty with his first touch of the ball before Firmino made it three just a moment later.

Then, to cap it all off, man of the match Trent Alexander-Arnold fired home a fourth.

4-0 it finished; the biggest margin of victory in a match between the Premier League’s top two for eight years.

That means Liverpool have 54 points from a possible 56 and are 13 points clear of second place with a game in hand.

Truly remarkable.

It’s surely a matter of when and not if they finally win the Premier League title.

In the more immediate future, they’ll be looking to continue their good form against Wolves.

In fact, Liverpool have won their last five league matches against Wolves, with an aggregate score of 12-1, losing just one of the last ten encounters.

Will they prove too hot to handle yet again?

Will Wolves upset Anfield?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Nuno Espírito Santo the Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Wolves, they have lofty ambitions of their own which were backed up by another magnificent win.

On Friday night, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side welcomed Manchester City to Molineux in, what would turn out to be, one of the games of the season.

After just 12 minutes, Man City’s goalkeeper Ederson was sent off for a foul outside the area on Diogo Jota.

But, just ten minutes later, it was the Citizens who were awarded a penalty after video review.

Raheem Sterling stepped up but saw his effort saved by Rui Patrício.

However, much to the crowd’s dismay, a retake was given for encroachment by Conor Coady who had cleared the rebound.

Patrício again saved but Sterling tapped home at the third time of asking from the rebound.

Just five minutes into the second period, Sterling raced through and doubled Man City’s lead.

Game over it seemed.

That was until Adama Traoré fired home just five minutes later to reignite Wolves’ hopes.

They could not find an equaliser until eight minutes from time.

Traoré’s persistence saw him win the ball in the penalty area before picking out Raúl Jiménez who tapped home from close range.

2-2, but they weren’t done there.

In the final minute of normal time, Matt Doherty cut inside and curled home a famous winner.

3-2 to Wolverhampton Wanderers; their remarkable season rolls on.

That means they are fifth, just two points outside the top four having lost only two of their last 14 league matches.

Since promotion, they have beaten Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Tottenham and Arsenal all at least once.

Will they upset a big boy once more?

Liverpool team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield on December 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Jürgen Klopp does have injuries to contend with at the moment but that does not seem to be affecting his team one bit.

Alisson will continue in goal looking to make it four league clean sheets in a row.

In defence, with no Joël Matip and Dejan Lovren they have limited options.

So, Joe Gomez will continue alongside Virgil van Dijk.

At full-back, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are becoming invaluable.

Since the start of last season, those two have registered 20 and 29 goal involvement respectively.

They can not afford for either of those two to get injured that’s for sure.

In midfield, they do have lots of injuries.

On Boxing Day, Jordan Henderson hobbled off so joins Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in being absent.

So, James Milner is likely to come in alongside Naby Keïta and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Adam Lallana is the other option.

Further forward, it’s likely to be the deadly trio once again.

Roberto Firmino has netted four goals in his last three appearance but is yet to score on Merseyside this season.

The Brazilian will be flanked by Sadio Mané and Mo Salah.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi are in reserve if required.

Will it continue to be full steam ahead for this unstoppable looking Liverpool steam-train.

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Liverpool

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Patrick Cutrone of Wolves (L) and Willy Boly of Wolves celebrate victory after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

As for Wolves, they come into this one at a significant disadvantage.

Their win over Manchester City finished just 40 hours before this one at Anfield kicks off.

So, surely Nuno Espírito Santo will have to shuffle his pack.

Whether he likes it or not, the very tough scheduling has put his side on the back foot from the off.

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício is one of very few guaranteed starters for this clash.

In defence, Wily Boly’s long-term leg injury leaves them short of options.

Ryan Bennett was on the bench on Friday night so he seems a candidate to come in.

Liverpool fan Conor Coady will, as always, be the middle man of the backline.

Romain Saïss will also keep his place with Leander Dendoncker pushing into midfield.

The Belgian’s partner will be Rúben Neves with 32 year old João Moutinho rested to the bench.

At wing-back, Matt Doherty will continue on the right with Rúben Vinagre replacing Jonny on the other flank.

Further forward, even with no recovery time, Adama Traoré’s form renders him undroppable.

The other two attackers Diogo Jota and Raúl Jiménez put in a real shift against Manchester City too so both could be on the bench.

Pedro Neto and Patrick Cutrone could come in for rare Premier League starts.

Can this depleted, exhausted but buoyant Wolves side end the champions elect’s unbeaten run?

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Liverpool.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Premier League table:

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1Liverpool FC35303276274993
2Manchester City34223986345269
3Chelsea FC341861063461760
4Leicester City34178964323259
5Manchester United341610859332658
6Wolverhampton Wanderers34131384537852
7Sheffield United34131293533251
8Arsenal FC34121485042850
9Burnley FC35148133947-850
10Tottenham Hotspur341310115244849
11Everton FC34129134149-845
12Southampton FC34135164356-1344
13Newcastle United351110143652-1643
14Crystal Palace34119143043-1342
15Brighton & Hove Albion34812143647-1136
16West Ham United3597194459-1534
17Watford FC35810173354-2134
18AFC Bournemouth3477203259-2728
19Aston Villa3476213665-2927
20Norwich City3556242667-4121
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