Liverpool’s banner season will come under another big test when Wolves, unbeaten in 13 of their last 14 league matches visit Anfield for this Premier League cracker.
Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Sunday 29th, December
Kick-off: 17:30 UK time
TV Channel: Sky Sports
Wolves have continued to defy the odds in the top-flight thus far, and their 3-2 win over Manchester City on Friday served up a perfect embodiment of their hard-fighting quality.
City went 2-0 up at the Molineux in that encounter, but Wolves lie down for no one. Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez and Matt Doherty led the turnaround to leave them just two points off the top four and it’s not even New Year Eve!
Only once (vs Everton) have Nuno Espirito Santo’s team lost away from home in the division this term, so Liverpool will be wary of the danger they might be running into here. Moreover, they have a spectacular record against the top six teams since the start of the season.
A vintage Liverpool display at the King Power saw them ran out 4-0 winners over Leicester City last time out, opening up a 13-point lead at the top of the standings and of course, ensuring Jurgen Klopp’s side can even afford to down tools and still not nervously look over their shoulders.
The Reds are still yet to kiss the dust in the Premier League this season, and are fast approaching immortal status. It’s nearly a year to when the Merseyside club last lost a game in the top-flight while one has to go back to 2010 to the last time Wolves won a league game away to Liverpool.
Jordan Henderson is doubtful after picking up a knock versus Leicester while no less than five players are ruled out with varying degrees of injury for Liverpool.
Long-term injury worries Willy Boly and Morgan Gibbs-White are the only absentees for Wolves here.
Head to Head
This will be the 105th meeting between these two teams, with Liverpool managing 51 wins to Wolves 36. 17 games have ended as draws.
Liverpool have scored at least twice in their last 16 home games in the Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Wolves’s last four league games.
Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in ten of their last eleven home matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool are enjoying an impressive run of results at the moment, and it remains to be seen how far they can take their unbeaten streak this season. They have won all of their last nine league games since drawing Manchester United. Liverpool’s last five league games(WWWWW)
Wolves are keeping abreast with the top sides, and currently sit in fifth with 30 points. Wolves last five league games(WDLWW)
Wolves have not really fared badly when up against Liverpool, and have won two of the last four matches against them. I think Liverpool are still very much a class above them and anything other than a win at home for Liverpool will be viewed as an upset here. However, you can back both teams to score/a Liverpool win for 9/5.
On the goalscorer markets, you always count on Roberto Firmino to get on the scoresheet anytime at odds of 8/5 today, or perhaps Sadio Mane to hit the last goal of the game at 10/3.