Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Predictions
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- Both teams have scored in six of Liverpool’s last seven Premier League home games.
- Wolves have scored in six of their last seven league matches.
- Liverpool have won all five of their home league games this season.
- Diogo Jota has scored nine goals in 15 appearances since swapping Molineux for Anfield.
Liverpool target Premier League top spot
Liverpool were denied three points in a controversial 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium last weekend but, while they have struggled at times this season, the reigning champions remain in the running and sit level on points with leaders Tottenham heading into December.
That draw against Brighton made it six league games unbeaten since their shock 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa, and they’re expected to extend that run on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have won all five of their Premier League home games this season and their home record in the top flight is legendary. That being said, the defensive side of their game has dropped off this season and they have conceded in four of these five home games.
Wolves pose attacking threat even without injured Jimenez
This will come as a good news to Wolves, who still managed to beat Arsenal 2-1 last weekend despite losing star striker Raul Jimenez to an horrific head injury. The Mexican forward is out for the foreseeable future with a fractured skull, but with Wolves scoring in six of their last seven games they should still be able to trouble the Liverpool defence.
Keeping them out at the other end is another prospect entirely though, so backing both teams to score looks the way to go on Sunday.
In the end we’re expecting Liverpool’s incredible home record to continue here and all three points are on the table. Wolves have lost each of their last three meetings with Liverpool, and with two of the hosts’ last three home games ending 2-1 we’re backing that for our correct score prediction.
Jota to come back to haunt former club
One of the interesting underlying stories at Anfield involves Diogo Jota. The former Wolves man has made a blistering start to life at Liverpool, scoring nine goals in 15 competitive appearances and firmly cementing his place in the starting lineup.
Jota’s departure from Wolves also leaves them lacking an established centre forward after Jimenez’s injury, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him popping up with a goal on Sunday.
Liverpool injuries and team news
Liverpool’s injury crisis is slowly easing, with Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Thiago now the only confirmed absentees.
There are a host of doubtful players though, including Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner.
Wolves injuries and team news
Raul Jimenez faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after his horror injury last weekend, joining Jonny on the injury list, while Romain Saiss is a doubt.
Daniel Podence is likely to operate through the centre in the absence of a recognised striker, with Pedro Neto and Adam Traore on the flanks.