Liverpool v Wolves – The Preview
Last updated: May 10, 2019 by Leon Marshal
|Last Meeting:||Wolves 2 – 1 Liverpool|
With the race for the title going to the final day of the season, Liverpool will be hoping for nothing other than victory in this fixture. After the midweek heroics in the Champions League, the players will have to pick themselves up again a go for victory.
Liverpool’s home for this season has been nothing short of sensational. They have won 16 and drawn 2, remaining unbeaten. The Kop will surely be roaring once more and they will be hoping for another special day at Anfield. Of course, even if Liverpool win their hopes could be dashed by Man City who are in the driving seat, as a victory at Brighton would seal the title in their favour. No matter the outcome we are set for a nerve-wracking final day of this wonderful PL season.
Even so, Liverpool do come into the game with some injury concerns. Robert Firminio is set to miss out, and Andy Robertson is struggling for fitness after coming off at half-time in midweek. Mo Salah is set to return, however, and this is a big boost for the Reds. He missed the Barcelona game with a concussion but has now been cleared for training.
On the other hand, Wolves have absolutely nothing to play for as they will finish in seventh place no matter the outcome. It has been a truly remarkable season for the promoted side and have won many plaudits with their style of play. They have no injury worries and will be looking to finish the season in style. They have fared well against the top six this season and will want this trend to continue.
Robert Firminio is set to miss out with an injury picked up last week against Barcelona
Naby Keita is out for the rest of the season with a groin injury
Wolves have no injury concerns and have a full squad to choose from
Liverpool will be sweating on the fitness of Andy Robertson who picked up a calf injury
|Liverpool (4-3-3):||Alisson, Robertson, van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Salah, Mane, Origi|
|Subs:||Lovren, Gomez, Shaqiri, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Brewster, Mignolet|
|Injured:||Keita, Lallana, Firminio|
|Wolves (3-5-2):||Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Jimenez, Jota|
|Subs:||Norris, Vinagre, Kilman, Gibbs-White, Cavaleiro, Costa, Traore|
So Far This Season
|Liverpool This Season||Wolves This Season|
|29 (13)||Wins (away)||16 (6)|
|5 – 0 v Watford||Biggest Win||3 – 0 v West Ham|
|7 (5)||Draws (away)||9 (5)|
|1 – 2 v Man City||Biggest Defeat||0 – 3 v Man City|
|Salah (22)||Top Goal Scorer||Jiminez (13)|
|Y38, R2||Discipline||Y70, R1|
|3||Failures to Score||10|
|45.95%||Both Teams to Score Games||51.35|
|56.76%||Over 2.5 Goals||37.84%|
|43.24%||Under 2.5 Goals||62.16%|
- Liverpool are unbeaten at home this season and have drawn just two. That sort of form is difficult to ignore.
- Wolves have beaten four of the top six this season, with only Liverpool and City not on that list.
- Liverpool also have the best defence in the league and have kept 20 clean sheets this season.
- Wolves will finish in seventh place in the PL no matter the outcome.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|07/01/2019||FA Cup||Wolves 2 – 1 Liverpool||Jiminez 38′|
|21/12/2018||EPL||Wolves 0 – 2 Liverpool||Salah 18′|
|28/01/2017||FA Cup||Liverpool 1 – 2 Wolves||Stearman 1′|
Conclusion & Betting Tips
Liverpool need to win this one, but after their exertions in midweek, they could be emotionally spent. Wolves have also played very well against the top four and could once again prove the PL worth with a good display here. This could end up a draw, which you can get odds of 5/1 at bet365.