Title challengers Liverpool host Wolverhampton on Sunday, needing both a win and for Manchester City to fail to beat Aston Villa to bring the English Premier League title back at Merseyside. You can live-bet on the Premier League action by using our sportsbook.
Liverpool: Injury Issues
For sporting purposes, the Premier League scheduled every single team in the league to play its final fixture on the same day at the same time, so both Liverpool vs. Wolves and Man City vs. Aston Villa will be played at the same time.
it’s pretty crazy that Liverpool finishes the season as FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists, runner-up (at least) in the league, and winner of the league cup. The Carabao Cup and the FA Cup have already been won by Liverpool, both at the expense of Chelsea on penalties at Wembley. They will also play the Champions League final next week against Real Madrid, but before that they must win and hope for some help from Aston Villa in order to be crowned EPL champions.
With the game against Southampton coming just three days after the FA Cup final, Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to his starting XI.The Reds overturned the Saints’ early opener thanks to Takumi Minamino’s equalizer and center back Joel Matip’s winner. The 2-1 victory moved Liverpool within a point of league leaders Manchester City, and Matip wants his teammates to focus on their game against Wolves rather than think about City’s result.
Following an injury to Fabinho suffered against Aston Villa last week, Liverpool manager Klopp saw two more of his stars pick up knocks as he was forced to remove both Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk before the final whistle against Chelsea. The German manager is very confident that his three stars will be fully fit next week against Real Madrid, but they will probably not play against the Wolves. Of course, we will back the Reds to beat Wolves on Sunday and include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Wolves: Bad Form
The Wolves were in a top-six battle at the start of April, but a disappointing run of form has seen them lose four of their last six Premier League matches, picking up just two points in the process. Bruno Lage’s team suffered a 5-1 home loss to Man City followed by a 1-1 draw against already relegated Norwich. That left them in the eighth position in the table, five points behind seventh-placed West Ham, so they are out of Europe.
A top-eight finish is far from disastrous for Wolves considering that they finished 13th last season. They will now try to rethink their strategy for the next season, but we don’t expect them to have the power to fight for a top-six finish because the Premier League giants will invest even more starting next season.
The Wolves will again be missing Max Kilman and Nelson Semedo while Daniel Podence and Romain Saiss remain major doubts for the visitors this weekend. If you’re betting online, you should know that Wolves have nothing to play for and we don’t recommend you back them against Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Wolves Head-to-Head
Liverpool’s head-to-head record against Wolves is outstanding. They won their last six mutual encounters, keeping five clean sheets and covering the spread on three occasions. Liverpool is the best home team in the league with 14 wins and four draws in 18 fixtures while only allowing eight goals. They have the second-best attack in the EPL with 91 goals netted in 37 games. On the other side, the Wolves dropped points in 10 of their 18 road games this term, losing seven. They failed to score in three of their last five away games.
Liverpool vs Wolves Game Information
- Game: Liverpool (27-8-2) vs Wolves (15-6-16)
- Location: Anfield (Liverpool)
- Day/Time: Sunday, 11 a.m. ET
- Liverpool vs Wolves Live stream: fubo.tv
Liverpool vs Wolves Betting Lines
Liverpool vs Wolves Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -550 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
The visitors already secured a third top-10 finish in the last four domestic seasons, despite going winless across their previous six games. The Wolves have struggled in recent weeks, having problems even with bottom-side Norwich, and we don’t expect them to return to winning ways on Sunday.
Liverpool’s destiny is still out of their hands, though, and they need favors from former players Phillipe Coutinho and Danny Ings over at the Etihad Stadium if they are to lift a joint-record 20th English title. They are not only the better team on paper, but they have a great home record this season and an amazing head-to-head record against Wolves. We expect them to have enough to beat Wolves and score at least three goals on their own.
Pick: Liverpool Team Total Over 2½ goals (+100)