Liverpool v Wolves Odds, Betting Tips, and Preview
Game time & date: 1500 BST, Saturday September 10
Location: Anfield, Liverpool
Last result between the two: Liverpool 3-1 Wolves, Premier League, May 2022
Liverpool have yet to find top gear this season – despite a 9-0 demolition of Bournemouth that led to Scott Parker’s sacking – with Everton holding the Reds to a goalless draw in the derby last weekend. But the visit of Wolves could be just what Jurgen Klopp’s side need to get back on track – they have won this fixture 11 times in a row in the Premier League, which is why they are priced up as such strong favourites in the Liverpool v Wolves betting odds to win for Saturday’s clash.
Wolves collected their first win of the season by beating Southampton 1-0 at home last time out, making it back-to-back clean sheets for Bruno Lage’s side, but this is likely to be a far sterner test at Anfield.
Midfield injuries bite for Liverpool
Liverpool’s slow start can partly be put down to Klopp’s injury issues in midfield, with Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Thiago and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all missing the Merseyside derby last weekend.
Youngsters Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho have stepped up to fill the void but, with Liverpool now in the grind of European midweek action in the Champions League, their squad is going to be stretched. Arthur Melo has joined on loan from Juventus to offer Klopp another option and the Brazilian could make his Premier League debut here after he was an unused substitute in the draw at Everton.
Decisions must be made in attack. Mo Salah has scored two Premier League goals this season but the Egypt star is yet to find his best form, while summer signing Darwin Nunez has only scored once. But Liverpool have won 15 of their last 17 home matches and they dominate the head-to-head record in this fixture, beating Wolves 3-1 and 4-0 at Anfield in the past two seasons. The handicap feels like a good way to side with the Reds here: Liverpool -1 is 4/6 with 888Sport, which offers 17/10 for Liverpool -2.
Striker shortage for Wolves
Wolves have had some terrible injury luck in recent years and that continued with new striker Sasa Kalajdzic suffering a serious knee problem in the first half of his Premier League debut. Raul Jimenez is also struggling for fitness and is yet to score in the Premier League this term, with Daniel Podence set to deputise down the middle instead. Podence is the only Wolves player with more than one goal so far.
Lage’s team have found travelling tough in recent times. They have earned a single point from three games on the road this season and have only won once away from home since February. They have only scored once in three away games this term, suggesting a Liverpool clean sheet could be likely here.
The Reds have had defensive issues all season but the evens with 888Sport for Liverpool to win to nil against Wolves on Saturday looks to be very generous indeed.
The arrival of the Champions League places more pressure on a stretched Liverpool squad that is still likely to be without a few midfielders on Saturday, but they should have enough to beat Wolves easily. Liverpool’s home record in the Premier League in recent years is virtually peerless and Wolves have not even avoided defeat at the stadium in the league since 2010, making a home win extremely likely here.
Wolves’ striker shortage and lack of goals means the evens with 888Sport for Liverpool to win to nil appeals and the handicap market offers alternative ways to side with the Reds too. Liverpool -1 is 4/6 with 888Sport and 17/10 for Liverpool -2 is offered for those expecting an even more comfortable win.
Author: Jamie Smith