Wolves vs Liverpool: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Tuesday 8 January 2019, 1:15 am
Wolves 2 – 1 Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to take the FA Cup seriously with Liverpool’s title race in full swing, whereas Wolves could be eyeing up a lengthy run.
It feels as though that the FA Cup has become made for teams like Wolves in recent years with the big sides taking the competition less seriously. Despite a supposed easier run comparative to a few decades ago, it’s seldom a team like Wolves gets far in the competition.
However, the third round tie against Liverpool provides a great opportunity for the Midlands club. They’re establishing themselves as among the best sides outside of the Premier League’s top six this season with 29 points from 20 games. However, it’s unlikely they’re going to break into the top six but that doesn’t mean they don’t have an excellent chance to go far in this competition.
The man himself won’t admit it but Klopp is bound to play a weakened with the Merseyside club’s title race getting into full swing. This may not be an upset in the traditional sense, but no tears will be shed in Liverpool if they lose this one, 2-1 Wolves.
- Over 2.5 goals
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last three games in the FA Cup, which isn’t a surprise considering their manager’s philosophy. The German is expected to put out a weakened side but such is Liverpool’s depth that it’ll still contain some fantastic players. Goals are to be guaranteed.
- Wolves to win and both teams to score
Wolves have proven they can give any team in the Premier League a serious challenge, beating Tottenham Hotspur just a few days ago. Their last meeting with Liverpool was close too, and adding the home win to both teams to score makes interesting odds from UK betting sites.
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Head to Head
These two sides have a long history of facing off against each other, dating back to the start of the 20th century where Liverpool won their first encounter 4-1. Since then, there’s been 83 meetings between Liverpool and Wolves.
The Merseyside club have won 41 of those encounters, whilst the Midlands club have won 28 and there’s been 14 draws.
The last meeting between these two sides came in mid-December, where Liverpool won 2-0 thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk.
- Liverpool have the best defensive record in the Premier League with just eight goals conceded in 20 games.
- Only two teams in England’s top flight average more tackles and more interceptions than Wolves this season.
- No player has scored more goals in the league this season than Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
- Wolves’ Adama Traore averages 2.5 dribbles per game, the second highest in the league.