Big Game Focus: Wolves v Liverpool

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Liverpool can make it 40 games unbeaten in the Premier League with a result against Wolves on Thursday night. Wolves have already beaten Manchester City twice this season, therefore, this should be an intriguing encounter at Molineux. Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on the game here. 

Wolves are hoping to be the first team to hand Liverpool a defeat in the Premier League this season. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have upset Manchester City twice this season, which means they’re capable of rocking the Reds too. The hosts have played more games than any other team in the Premier League this season, due to an early run in the Europa League. However, they produced a stunning comeback from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 away from home this past weekend. That being so, Jurgen Klopp’s men should be in for a tough game.

Klopp’s side will close the gap to just nine games on Arsenal’s record 49-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League if they avoid defeat at the Molineux. The Reds are having a special season winning 21 of their 22 games so far. The reigning European champions have won 30 of their last 31 league games, stretching back to last season. However, Klopp knows that Wolves can be a tough nut to crack. Can they get another win?

Betting preview

Liverpool have dropped just two points in the league this season. Liverpool have won three of their last four games against Wolves. You can back a Liverpool Win at odds of 1.65. 

The Merseyside club’s last five games in all competitions have seen two or fewer goals scored. Three of the hosts’ last five games have seen Under 2.5 Goals. Three of the last four meetings between these two have seen Under 2.5 Goals. For that reason, you can back Under 2.5 Goals in this encounter at odds of 1.95. 

The Reds have kept seven straight clean sheets in all competitions. Liverpool have the best defence in the league. They have shipped just 14 goals in 22 games so far. The hosts have scored in just one of their four meetings with Liverpool. Therefore, you can back Both Teams to Score No at odds of 1.90. 

Team news

Diogo Jota is nearing a return to full fitness having missed the previous four matches with a calf injury but is unlikely to take part on Thursday night. Willy Boly and Ruben Vinagre remain sidelined indefinitely.

Naby Keita, James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne continue their respective recoveries but Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri face late fitness tests to feature in the matchday squad.

Possible line-ups

Wolves: Patricio, Doherty, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Jonny, Moutinho, Neves, Neto, Traore, Jimenez

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino