Ace Football previews the Premier League match between Wolves and Liverpool, and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool lock horns at Molineux on Monday night hoping to get their respective Premier League campaigns back on track.
The two sides are in unfamiliar territory in the league table. From winning the Premier League in dominant fashion last season, Liverpool currently sit eighth-place on 43 points from 28 games. Wolves, on the other hand, are eight points behind their opponents in a distant 13th.
It should be an enticing affair in West Midlands between the two under-performing clubs. Time is running out to turn things around, leaving a sense of urgency and pressure on each of them.
Wolves Form & Stats
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have had a slight improvement in form recently, having lost once in their last seven league games. Only two wins have come in this run, though. The hosts haven’t scored a first-half goal in six matches either.
A lackluster home record hasn’t helped matters. Wolves have only won five times in 13 league games at Molineux (D4 L4), scored just 15 goals, and haven’t won back-to-back home fixtures in the Premier League since last season. It doesn’t make a great outlook against Liverpool, who they have not beaten in the league since December 2010.
It’s also worth pointing out Wolves have managed only seven shots on target in their last three home games across all competitions (Leeds, Leicester, and Southampton) and held less ball possession in each match.
Key Team Stats
- Unbeaten in 6 of their last 7 league games (W2 D4).
- Won only 5 of their 13 home league games (D4 L4) and scored just 15 goals.
- Haven’t won back-to-back home league games since July 2020 against Everton and Crystal Palace.
- Hope to keep back-to-back clean sheets for only the second time this season.
- Scored the first goal just once in 18 league games – an own goal from Leeds keeper Illan Meslier.
- Adama Traore hasn’t scored in his last 46 league appearances.
Liverpool Form & Stats
Jurgen Klopp’s men hope to build on a 2-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig to resurrect their Premier League top-four hopes. It’s been a dreadful campaign, especially compared to last season’s title-winning form. It’s only really been at Anfield, though, where they have seriously struggled.
The Reds head to Molineux with four wins in their last five away games (L1). They also haven’t lost away to Wolves in the league since 1981, winning four and drawing three of their seven visits since then. The hope now is to avoid a 10th league defeat of the season, something that hasn’t happened to the club since 2010/11.
The stats don’t make a great read, though. Liverpool have the league’s worst record since the beginning of February with three points in seven games (W1 L6). Only West Brom, meanwhile, have scored fewer (3) than their four goals.
The reigning champions have, in fact, scored with just two of their last 67 shots in the Premier League.
Key Team Stats
- Lost 6 of their last 7 league games (W1).
- Failed to score in 8 of their last 13 league games.
- Won 4 of their last 7 away league games against Wolves (D3).
- Won 4 of their last 5 away games in all competitions (L1).
- Under 2.5 goals in their last 6 games in all competitions.
- Diogo Jota has scored five goals in his six starts for Liverpool in the league.
Out: Raul Jimenez.
Doubts: Marcal, Daniel Podence.
Out: Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson.
Doubts: Caoimhin Kelleher.
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
Top Goalscorers in Premier League
Below are some head-to-head stats on each team’s recent form in Premier League.
* DC: X2 – Double Chance on Away Team (Liverpool)