Wolves vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
With the kind of form Liverpool are in, there honestly seems no stopping them from keeping the winning momentum going on. Wolves may try to do something spectacular, giving credence to their nickname, the ‘Giant-Killer’, but Jurgen Klopp and his boys will be ready to face any curveball that are thrown their way.
Wolves vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Reds won the reverse fixture, with a 1-0 scoreline at Anfield.
- In fact, the last three league games had ended in wins to nil for Liverpool.
- Eight of the former eleven wins went to Klopp’s men.
- Since 2004, Wolves have not scored a league goal against the Reds, at this venue.
Wolves vs Liverpool Match Preview
Liverpool just know how to deliver in style. Their fans may have had to wait three decades for a league title, but as it is said, when it rains, it pours.
The Reds are on course to not only lift their maiden PL title in modern era, but they just may be able to secure the Golden Premier League trophy, and call themselves the ‘Invincibles’ for eternity – something only which Arsenal can lay a claim to.
As of now, each and every team on the PL roster have an added dream – to become the only team to dole out a defeat to the seemingly unstoppable Liverpool.
The game against Wolves will be viewed with extra interest by neutral fans, as they have made a name for themselves, beating some of the big names in England regularly.
And thus, this Thursday the answer will be known – will Klopp’s men continue their scary run, or will Wolves finally be the team to put an end to it all.
Wolves vs Liverpool Prediction
Wolves were about to lose their last league encounter, which was on the road against Southampton. The hosts were leading 2-0 at half time, before Wolves turned around the game with three unanswered goals in the next half.
Meanwhile, Liverpool faced one of their toughest challenges of the league season, the last match-day. Playing hosts to arch-rivals Manchester United, the Reds managed to secure a hard-fought, but inspiring 2-0 win at Anfield.
In regards to the result this Thursday, Liverpool easily emerge the overwhelming favorite. Such has been their form, that these days they are a shoo-in for returns for punters.
They were unbeaten in 33 of their last 35 games, and one of these two losses had come in the EFL Cup against Aston Villa (when the team’s U-23 players lined up for the game), and the other defeat had been in the group stage of Champions League, against Napoli.
In fact, disregarding the Aston Villa game, Liverpool are on a 13-match winning run in overall matches, and are on an eight-game winning run on the road.
On the other hand, Wolves were winless in five of their last six games, and are winless in their last two home fixtures.
In addition, Klopp’s men had won the reverse fixture, which took place just two weeks back, and they are also on a three-match winning run against this opponent in the league.
Considering these findings, we arrive to the conclusion that Liverpool are strong contenders to post the three points this game week.
On the same note, Liverpool boast of the best defense in the entire league. In fact, they have let in just 14 goals so far, which is nine fewer than any other team in the competition.
They have also kept clean sheets in their last seven games in a row in all competitions, and in their previous seven PL fixtures on the trot. They also kept a clean sheet in the reverse encounter, and in the former three PL match-ups on the road.
Furthermore, Wolves had failed to score in three of their previous six overall games, and they have scored a total of just two goals against this opponent in the prior ten league h2h meetings.
And finally, the last Wolves scored in a league fixture at home against the Reds was back in 2004.
Taking into account these observations, it’s estimated that Liverpool will be once again putting forth a great defensive display, which should award them a clean sheet.