Wolves v Liverpool – Betting Tips
Wolves v Liverpool – Monday 7th January 19:45
Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 at Molineux just three weeks ago, but how will they fare tonight in the FA Cup? Liverpool will have to bounce back from their first Premier League defeat of the season, after losing to Man City 2-1 last Thursday.
But, they come up against a Wolves team that lost their last match 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace. Wolves are one of the most inconsistent teams this season, and I never know how they will perform. Before losing to Palace 2-0, they brilliantly won 3-1 at Wembley against Spurs.
This trend of winning tough games to then lose 2-0 at home has been a feature this season, with just two wins in their last five home Premier League matches. They have beat Chelsea 2-1, Bournemouth 2-0 while losing 2-0 to Huddersfield, Liverpool and Crystal Palace.
In fact, Wolves have won just four games at home this season while drawing two and losing five. Wolves have actually performed better on the road this season, with four wins, three draws and just three losses.
Liverpool have been prolific on the road this season, with their only loss coming at the Etihad against the Champions, Man City. They have scored two or more goals in seven away matches this season while scoring in every away match.
The Reds have also kept five clean sheets in eleven away matches while conceding more than one goal in just one of those matches. Of course, there will be squad rotation for both teams in this match, but I expect strong lineups from both.
The FA Cup has already produced some delightful shocks with Oldham beating Fulham, Newport County beating Leicester and Barnet beating Sheffield United to name a few. But, I see Liverpool getting through this tough challenge.
Firstly, Wolves are 33/10 to win, the draw is 3/1 and a Liverpool win is 10/11.
I see value in a Liverpool win at 10/11, but I do not think it will be a high scoring affair. A Liverpool win and under 3.5 goals is best priced at 17/10 with Betfair but the Liverpool win and Under 2.5 goals stands out at 7/2 with Betfair.
Wolves are fairly solid defensively, and they have seen under 2.5 goals in 9 of their 12 home matches this season. Liverpool’s rotation will likely lead to fewer chances, but I can see them winning this match 1-0/2-0.
As a long shot bet, if Shaqiri starts I like the look of him to score anytime and a 2-0 Liverpool win which is best priced at 33/1 with BetVictor.