Liverpool, sitting seventh in the table, look for the Anfield crowd to spark a turnaround as they host Wolves in a midweek Premier League match.
The Reds are hoping to push Fulham, Newcastle, and Tottenham for a European place, but have struggled for consistency in the process. They are three unbeaten in league play, but defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League followed by a 0-0 league draw with Crystal Palace again leaves Jurgen Klopp searching for more.
There’s the revenge aspect at play as well, as Wolves trounced Liverpool 3-0 in the reverse fixture at Molineux less than a month ago. Goals from Craig Dawson and Ruben Neves plus a Joel Matip own-goal provided the unlikeliest of results in a match that Liverpool were clearly second-best.
Klopp is struggling through by far his most difficult season in charge at Anfield, and only the extended sputtering of Chelsea has kept the spotlight from squarely shining on Liverpool as the most disappointing top side in the Premier League this year.
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Liverpool vs. Wolves odds
Despite the recent form of the two sides and the reverse fixture back on February 4, Liverpool remain over 1/2 favourites at home, thought likely to secure a positive result. Wolves, meanwhile, are over 5/1 underdogs in this road match despite playing well at Craven Cottage just days ago.
Interestingly, goals are expected in this match, which is not something often said about a Wolves game, but their attacking presence has increased in recent weeks and it’s thought Anfield could be treated to an exciting affair with plenty of action. However, the sports books are unclear whether both teams can score, which confuses things a bit.
Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), and Neds (Australia).
to score Y / N
|-120 / -120||-127 / -122||4/5, 10/11||1.80 / 1.91|
|Over / Under
|-150 / +110||-147 / +110||4/6, 11/10||1.70 / 2.15|
Liverpool vs. Wolves: 3 things to know
Liverpool vs. Wolves match facts
- Date: Wednesday, March 1
- Kickoff Time: 3:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm GMT / 7:00 am AEDT (Thu, March 2)
- Location: Anfield (Liverpool, England)
- Official: Paul Tierney
Liverpool vs. Wolves team news
The Reds have struggled with injury problems all season long, and this match is no different. Midfield is the most troublesome area, as an aging Thiago has not been able to stay healthy, while summer signing Arthur is also sidelined. The availability of Darwin Nunez will entirely depend on the pain level of his shoulder injury, for which he received an injection to play against Real Madrid but reaggravated it during the match. Joe Gomez is dealing with a knock and is a doubt, while Ibrahima Konate is down for a few more weeks with his hamstring injury.
The biggest problem for Wolves will be replacing new signing Matheus Cunha, who injured his ankle over the weekend against Fulham and will be out for a few weeks (but don’t worry, his son patched him up 🥺). Hee-Chan Hwang is also out with a hamstring injury, meaning the Wolves attack is severely depleted. Sasa Kalajdzic and Chiquinho are out for extended time with torn ACL’s, while Boubacar Traore is close to a return from groin surgery but is not quite ready.
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Liverpool vs. Wolves key stats
- After suffering seven straight defeats to Liverpool across all competitions, Wolves have achieved a result in two of the last three matches between the two sides.
- 3-0 losses to Wolves and Brighton this season are the heaviest league defeats to nil for Liverpool since a 4-0 loss to Man City back in July of 2020.
- According to UnderStat.com, Mohamed Salah’s xG to goals differential of -3.63 (8 goals vs. 11.63 xG) is the worst in his domestic league career since advanced data collection began in 2014/15, by more than double his previous low. He previously only scored fewer goals than his xG total once in his career, tallying a -1.66 differential in 2019/20 (19 goals vs. 20.66 xG). Salah is on pace for an xG tally of 17.68 at the end of the Premier League season, which would be his lowest season total with Liverpool.
Liverpool vs. Wolves prediction
- Moneyline lean: Draw (+350)
- Against the spread lean: Wolves +1.5 (-175)
- Score prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Wolves
Wolves were excellent against a good Fulham side last time out and were only pegged back to a 1-1 draw by a moment of brilliance from Manor Soloman. Pablo Sarabia is proving to be a shrewd signing up front, and the midfield pairing of Mario Lemina and Ruben Nevez are duel machines. There’s at least a point in this match for Wolves.
Liverpool vs. Wolves: best bet
Wolves absolutely should be able to keep this match close. In fact, I’d be all over them on the double chance or even the moneyline if Matheus Cunha wasn’t hurt, but his injury leaves me just a little less confident.
Still, this Wolves side is undoubtedly improving under Julen Lopetegui, and while there’s small chance they’ll trounce the Reds 3-0 again, they’re surely up for another positive result.
Pablo Sarabia and Adama Traore should give the Liverpool full-backs a hard time, and if Raul Jimenez can finally find his shooting boots, the Wolves attack may finally put it all together. While you can get a Wolves double chance at +165, hedging for a push on a one-goal defeat is a great play at even money.
Liverpool vs. Wolves flier bet
- Pick: Max Kilman to be booked
- Odds: +500 (FanDuel)
Wolves have a big hole at left-back, which is not a great position to have uncertainty at when up against Mohamed Salah. Jonny Otto has lost his place since Julen Lopetegui arrived, with the boss instead rotating young Rayan Ait Nouri (21) and Hugo Bueno (20). Neither one is a ground duel or tackling whiz, meaning if Salah beats them, they’re not known to try risky tackles to make up ground.
Instead, they’ll defer to Max Kilman, the centre-back on that left side, to help cover when beaten. Kilman can be prone to yellow cards, earning four in a tight span between Boxing Day and the end of January. He hasn’t picked one up in the four league matches since, but playing at Anfield is a different atmosphere.
Nouri is the better defender of the two youngsters, and if he starts, I’d feel less comfortable with this, but Bueno has started the last two and went the full 90 minutes against Fulham, so if he plays, this is a great selection.
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