Premier League betting – Wolves vs Liverpool
Wolves vs Liverpool betting preview
Wolves: League Position: 19th League Form: LWLWL
Wolves play their best games against teams they wouldn’t usually be expected to beat. Wins against this weekend’s opponents Liverpool and Chelsea in the last five games as well as a spirited defeat at Manchester City coming back from 4-1 down to lose 4-3. That kind of fight is what so many other clubs desire, and will serve them well in the coming months as they battle against relegation.
Losing games against teams around them like West Ham and Wigan has kept them stuck in the relegation places, but they have won four of their last eight games. To stay up they need to keep fighting, which Mick McCarthy will force them to do, and start to get their better players performing more consistently. The likes of Kevin Doyle and Stephen Hunt can score goals and keep them up.
Having won away from home they can be confident of performing well here, and may come to a game against Liverpool expecting a win.
Liverpool: League Position: 13th League Form: LWLLD
The return of the king has been an unsuccessful venture on the pitch so far, and Kenny Dalglish leads his stuttering side to the Midlands looking for the first win of this spell as Liverpool manager. They were as good as Everton last week in the Merseyside derby, but deserved no more than a draw. At home to their rivals they could have kicked their season forward, and now need to travel to a tough stadium for a gritty game without the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
What needs to change for Liverpool to move up the table this year? Better performances from their star names would make them a force as the season comes to a close. Torres is yet to fire, and frankly looks a shadow of his former self. Links with Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez are encouraging, and goalscoring support could go a long way for the team.
Match Prediction: DRAW – 3.3 Victor Chandler, Bet Fred
Wolves have looked fantastic against the bigger sides recently and also smashed Doncaster midweek in the FA Cup. They will make this game difficult for the travelling Scousers, but if they could consistently produce performances like those against Chelsea and Manchester City then they wouldn’t be in the bottom three.
Liverpool have had good preparation for a bit of a scrap with a hotly contested derby against an Everton side who themselves have not kicked into top gear. There was more attacking intent in Dalglish’s side last week, but previous manager Hodgson would not have been so conservative had he had a lot of confidence in the team’s defence.
There is potential for goals in this game, but the constant pressure for results for both teams could force this into a dull game lacking flow. Both flair wingers of Wolves will be working hard up and down the flanks, whilst Dirk Kuyt will provide support for Fernando Torres and his wavering form.
Over/Under: Under 2.5 goals – 1.73 Stan James
First Goalscorer: Dirk Kuyt – 8.00 Bet365, Victor Chandler
Correct Score: 1-1 DRAW – 7.00 William Hill
Wolves – 3.4 Victor Chandler, Stan James
Draw – 3.3 Victor Chandler, BetFred
Liverpool – 2.38 BlueSq
By Chris Wilkerson
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