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Liverpool head to Wolves for the Monday night English Premier League fixture, in their latest bid to salvage a capsizing season at Molineux.
The Reds’ EPL title defence has long-since bitten the dust, in no small part due to six defeats in their last seven.
Victory away to doomed Sheffield United in the middle of that is providing scant comfort on a bewildered Merseyside.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are eighth in the Premier League table before a ball is kicked this weekend, seven points shy of bothering Chelsea in fourth, never mind Manchester City in top spot.
Reaching the quarter-finals of the Uefa Champions League this week has provided slightly more succour amid the gloom, with winning the UCL now the Reds’ most likely route into next season’s competition.
The injury horror show in defence barely warrants a mention any more, but we’ll do it anyway.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and even auxiliary centre back Jordan Henderson all remain crocked, with at least two of the four doubtful to feature again this season.
Roberto Firmino is an injury doubt, too, although Klopp may well have preferred the option of Diogo Jota facing his former club anyway.
Wolves are going nowhere fast as their EPL campaign threatens to fizzle out into inconsequence with several games still to play.
They haven’t won in three attempts but have lost just once in their last seven, summing up matters in the Black Country rather nicely.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men came off the back of a 4-1 thumping at leaders Manchester City to hold West Midlands rivals Aston Villa to a goalless Villa Park draw last weekend.
Raul Jimenez misses out through injury, meaning speedster Adama Traore could be pushed up front as he was at the Etihad Stadium.
Marcal and Daniel Podence are doubtful, while rookie defender Ki-Jana Hoever has a chance of facing his old club.
Wolves vs Liverpool: By the numbers
- Coming into this game, Wolverhampton Wanderers has picked up 8 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 1.6 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 3 of those games. Wolverhampton Wanderers has scored 5 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers has enjoyed playing at home recently, with the side currently unbeaten in 3 games.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to keep up the momentum today against Liverpool, having lost just 1 game from the last 5. They have won 2 and drawn 2
- In the last 5 matches for Wolverhampton Wanderers, 3 of those games has ended with both teams scoring. This season 14 matches (50% of all matches) involving Wolverhampton Wanderers has seen BTTS landing.
- Coming into this game, Liverpool has picked up 3 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 0.6 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 1 of those games. Liverpool has scored 3 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Liverpool recently, with the side failing to score in 3 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
- Just 1 of the last 5 games for Liverpool has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 1 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 15/28 games for Liverpool this season.
- Liverpool will need to improve their attack if they’re to get anything out of this game. They have not scored in the last 2 matches. During the last five games they have scored 3 times and overall this season they have scored 1.68 goals per game.
Stats source: footystats.org
Wolves vs Liverpool: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Wolves vs Liverpool: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Wolves Starting XI: Rui Patricio, Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jonny, Adama Traore, Pedro Neto.
Probable Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nathaniel Phillips, Ozan Kabak, Andy Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane.