Liverpool v Wolves – The Preview

Last updated: May 10, 2019 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Sunday, 15:00
Venue: Anfield
Coverage: Sky Sports
Home Form: WWWWW
Away Form: WWWLL
Last Meeting: Wolves 2 – 1 Liverpool
Competition: EPL

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.

Team News

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

Expected Line-Ups:

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
Doubtful: Robertson
Not available:
Wolves (3-5-2): Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Jimenez, Jota
Subs: Norris, Vinagre, Kilman, Gibbs-White, Cavaleiro, Costa, Traore
Not available:

So Far This Season

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Liverpool This Season Wolves This Season
2nd League Position 7th
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
54% Clean Sheets 24%
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.