Wolves vs Liverpool Premier League Matchday 24 Odds & Betting Preview

Liverpool pair Virgil Van Dijk and Mo Salah are on course for more glory
Virgil Van Dijk (left) and Mohamed Salah celebrate after their goals secured a 2-0 win for Liverpool against Manchester United and kept their relentless drive towards the EPL title firmly on course. Photo from @Liverpol Official (Twitter)
  • Klopp’s rampant side on 13-match winning streak
  • Reds have dropped only two points in unbeaten EPL campaign
  • Wolves have conceded 15 league  goals on home turf

Liverpool have begun 2020 in as relentless a fashion as they completed 2019 with three straight English Premier League wins since the turn of the year stretching their huge lead at the top of the table.

They have not conceded a single goal in their last seven matches spread over three different competitions and are firmly nailed on to win their first league title in 30 years.

They head to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday rated as -156 favorites to win  even though the hosts were in sixth place after the weekend and are regarded as one of the most impressive sides in the competition – despite a recent form blip.

EPL 2019-20 Wolves vs Liverpool Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total Odds
Wolves +1  -127 +420 Ov 2½, 3  +101
Liverpool -1  +107 -156 Un 2½, 3  -121
Draw N/A +275 N/A

Odds taken Jan. 21

Wolves are a wide +420 to win on their own patch and inflict Liverpool’s first league defeat of the campaign.

The draw is priced at +275 on Thursday, January 23, at Molineux, Wolverhampton, at 3:00 pm EST. This may offer some value based on the idea that Liverpool’s steam-roller must surely slow down some time.  But the spread offer of +107 for the Reds to win by two goals looks interesting, too.

Runaway Lead at Top of Table

As the EPL headed into its late January round of midweek fixtures beginning on Tuesday, Liverpool held a 16-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.

By playing on Thursday, Liverpool will have the advantage of knowing how both City and third-placed Leicester have performed in the midweek fixtures – which could offer them the extra motivation of knowing they can extend their lead even further at Molineux.

Not that they require much inspiration at present, anyway, as they establish themselves firmly as the new powerhouse of the English game following two successive league title wins by Manchester City.

The tide of dominance is now turning back in Liverpool’s favor as they reign as both Champions League holders and FIFA Club World Cup winners.

The 2-0 defeat of Manchester United at home last Sunday was seen as a milestone victory against a rival side who once ruled English football.

The tide of dominance is now turning back in Liverpool’s favor as they reign as both Champions League holders and FIFA Club World Cup winners.

In 22 EPL fixtures before Thursday’s match, Jurgen Klopp’s undefeated team had dropped only two points all season – a record of 21 wins and one draw.

EPL 2019-20 Wolves vs Liverpool Statistics

Wolves
VS
Liverpool
8 Wins 21
5 Losses 0
10 Draws 1
34 Goals 52
30 Goals Against 14
10,151 Passes Delivered 13,380
4 Clean Sheets 9
36 Yellow Cards 23
2 Red Cards 1


They defeated Wolves 1-0 at Anfield in a hard-fought encounter on December 29 thanks to a 42nd-minute winner scored by Sadio Mane.

That sole draw came back on October 20 at Manchester United. Since then, Liverpool has won 13 straight EPL matches.

Wolves Recover from Form Dip

Wolves defeated Southampton 3-2 away from home last weekend to put an end to a temporary stutter in which they had been beaten by lowly-placed Watford and held to a draw by Newcastle United.

Before that, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team had shown their impressive counter-attacking abilities by winning 3-2 at home against reigning champions Manchester City on December 27.

In the EPL’s away form statistics, Liverpool lead the way with nine wins and one draw – having scored 21 goals on the road and conceded just five.

Wolves have the only the 12th best home record in the EPL with four wins, five draws and two defeats.

Klopp’s Liverpool side lost only once last season; a 2-1 defeat at Manchester City effectively costing them the title.

They have scored 17 goals but have been a little leaky on their own turf by conceding 15 times.

Klopp’s Liverpool side lost only once last season; a 2-1 defeat at Manchester City effectively costing them the title.

Since then they have remained undefeated in eight subsequent away fixtures last season and a further 10 in this campaign.

They also have played one less match than any of the teams remotely near them in the table with the visit to West Ham in December having been re-arranged while Liverpool competed in the Club World Cup in Qatar.

Invincibles Unbeaten Record in Sight

Liverpool are much-fancied to emulate the feat of Arsenal’s famous “Invincibles,” who won the title in 2003-04 while going unbeaten through a compete EPL season.

However, on current form, Liverpool’s achievement would be more impressive if they pull it off.

Arsenal drew 12 times in that campaign while winning on 26 occasions.

Pick: Draw +275

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