STAR PREVIEW Wolves v Liverpool

first_imgThere can’t have been many better weeks for Liverpool. Firstly, a 1-0 win against Napoli to earn a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. Then, a barnstorming 3-1 win against Manchester United that led to the sacking of their manager afterwards, and a spot at the top of the Premier League.They have matched Manchester City’s pace every step of the way this season – so much so that they are projected to finish with 92 points if continuing their current form – and they have a chance to stay ahead of Guardiola’s men here with three points at Molineux.That could be easier said than done, however, given Wolves’ record against the Premier League’s elite. Nuno’s men have refound their best form and are out of a slump that saw them go six games without a win but a 2-1 victory against Chelsea has been followed up by battling successes over Newcastle and Bournemouth to leave them seventh in the table.Their record against the top six is also deeply impressive. They are one of just two sides to have taken points off Manchester City, they were perhaps unlucky not to take more than just a point against Arsenal at the Emirates, and they then came out of a slump with that aforementioned victory against Chelsea.They’ve got the players to match too – Raul Jimenez, Digo Jota, Reueben Neves and Jonny have all shown they are top half players this season – and this is sure to be one of Liverpool’s more difficult assignments.Wolves v LiverpoolPremier League20:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)JAN 2017 FA CUP Liverpool 1-2 WolvesJAN 2012 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-3 LiverpoolSEP 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-1 WolvesJAN 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-3 LiverpoolDEC 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 0-1 WolvesJAN 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-0 LiverpoolDEC 2009 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-0 WolvesMAR 2004 PREMIERSHIP Liverpool 1-0 WolvesJAN 2004 PREMIERSHIP Wolves 1-1 Liverpool*All matches in 21st CenturyThe emergence of Fabinho, outstanding against United, and Xherdan Shaqiri, the late hero of that game, adds a couple more bows to Jurgen Klopp’s armoury and observers believe that Mane, Salah and Firminho should find a way to victory. However, they are just 1/2 with to do so and all the available evidence suggests that is too short. Wolves have not lost by more than one against a top six side, and they look to be worth supporting in some fashion.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK WOLVES +1 ASIAN HANDICAP 5 points at 17/20 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 177.28 pointslast_img