Liverpool v Wolves Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
May 08, 2019
Anfield - Premier League
Winning the Premier League title may be out of their hands, but it won't stop Liverpool giving it a good go against Wolves on Sunday. Confidence is at an all time high at Anfield following their win over Barcelona, and even a resilient Wolves side will struggle to contain them.
Wolves took all three points when the sides met at the Molineux, with goals from Raul Jiminez and Ruben Neves securing the win.
Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino are both doubts, having missed Tuesday's game, but both could return at the weekend. Regardless, Divok Origi may be rewarded for his contribution with a start, whilst Giorginho Wijnaldum and James Milner are both likely to feature.
Nuno Espirito Santo has no such injury concerns, and will likely stick with the XI that has served him well all season with Diogo Jota playing off Raul Jiminez.
Liverpool v Wolves Predictions and Previews
One eye will be in Brighton as Liverpool take on Wolves, with the Reds needing a favour from the Seagulls to be in with a chance of winning the league. Despite the home side dominating the headlines, the visitors also have something to play for, with a point on Sunday ensuring the possibility of European football.
Liverpool's victory over Barcelona has completely turned around what appeared to be a disappointing season for the Reds. Now, with the Champions League final beckoning, Jurgen Klopp's side will surely feel that fate is on their side going into the final match day of the Premier League.
Even so, they will need to be at their absolute best to overcome Wolves, who have been remarkable in their first season since promotion from the Championship. World-class recruitment, and astute tactical decision making from Santo has ensured that Wanderers will finish above established top-flight sides. Even a draw on Sunday would guarantee they finish above Everton, the seventh placed finish likely to provide Europa League football thanks to English clubs' success in European competitions this season.
Wolves' strong point is their willingness and ability to soak up pressure before hitting their opponents on the counter, thanks to powerful wing-back and the clinical Raul Jiminez, who is 17/5 to score on Sunday. Against Liverpool, who proved they are able to outscore the best sides in the world, this may not be enough and Santo may suffer if he allows the Reds' too much time on the ball.
Klopp will have very little difficulty motivating his side, with the only potential issue fatigue, as injuries and a busy schedule have hit at the worst time. With Milner forced into the full-back position, and Jordan Henderson playing through an injury on Wednesday, there may be the worry of player burn-out, especially against a fresh and aggressive Wolves sides.
Regardless, with both club having a lot to play for, Sunday is sure to be a thrilling encounter.
Wijnaldum to score anytime at 7/1
The Dutch midfielder was a constant menace in the box against Barcelona and could provide the overload to overwhelm Wolves.
Under 2.5 goals at 17/13
Wolves will do their best to shut up shop and tend not to panic if they go behind.