Liverpool welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Anfield on Sunday for another huge match in the Reds’ season. Jurgen Klopp’s team will have been boosted by their amazing 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek, when they came back from a 3-0 first leg deficit to claim a place in the final of the competition. Klopp’s team are also going for their ninth straight Premier League victory, as they look to overhaul Manchester City and win their first ever Premier League title, and their first top tier title for nearly 30 years.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves will finish in seventh place whatever happens on Saturday, something which is an amazing achievement for the newly promoted Midlanders. They have won their last three Premier League matches and will be keen to extend that run to four.
Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Prediction: Reds 4-2 Wolves
Our prediction for this game is that the home side will win, but it will be a whirlwind of a game. Both teams have very passionate, emotional managers, and we suspect that there will be plenty of emotion and passion on show at Anfield on Saturday. There will be goals, and it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that Wolves will go into an early lead, only to be hauled back by yet another comeback from Liverpool. In the end, the Reds will triumph, but whether it will be enough to claim the title remains to be seen.
Our recommended tip: Liverpool, both score
Our featured tip for this game comes courtesy of Betway, who are offering odds of 2/1 on Liverpool to win and both teams to score. This looks a good bet to us, as 2/1 are fairly generous odds for a home win for a team tilting for the title. It also fits with our prediction of a 4-2 win for the Reds, while giving you some flexibility when it comes to the precise final score. As we have stated above, we suspect that there will be a touch of the chaotic to his game, with goals flying in everywhere.
These two teams have met on nine previous occasions in the Premier League. Out of those nine games there have been two draws. Liverpool have won six times, with those victories evenly split between Anfield and Molineux. Wolves have beaten the Reds just once, and that win came at Anfield in 2010.
The teams have met on two previous occasions this season, once in the league and once in the FA Cup. The league game was at Molineux in December and was won 2-0 by the Reds. Wolves came out on top in the FA Cup third round, winning 2-1 at Molineux in January.
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Players to watch: Andrew Robertson & Ruben Neves
While much of the focus when speaking about Liverpool is on their array of attacking talent, astute observers also highlight the role played by Scotland left back Andrew Robertson in the Reds’ success this season. The former Hull City man has matured into a top player this season, and he is joint-top assist maker for Liverpool with the team’s right back Trent Alexander-Arnold. Both players have 11 assists for the season.
Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves is Wolves’ leading pass maker in 2018/19. The 22-year-old has played 1887 passes in the league in total, highlighting his importance to the side. He has also chipped with goals and assists, having scored four times and provided three assists in his 34 Premier League appearances this season. He has also played 204 accurate long balls, a huge amount for one player. He has an average of 55.5 passes per match and has created four big chances this season.