Liverpool vs Wolves predictions and betting tips for the biggest Premier League match played at Anfield in many a year. The crown will have one eye on the AMEX Stadium, hoping Brighton upset Man City.
Following Liverpool’s midweek heroics against Barcelona, Kopites will be hoping for a second fairy-tale ending featuring a home win and a Man City capitulation on the south coast.
Liverpool need to better City’s result in order to end a painful three-decade wait for championship glory.
Very little rides on this fixture for Wolves, who will end the campaign in seventh place regardless of the outcome here.
Kick-off time: 15:00pm.
Date: Sunday 12th May 2019.
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.
If Kopites had been offered this scenario at the beginning of the season then you can safely assume that they’d have taken it.
Sure, there are easier home games out there than Wolverhampton Wanderers but you have to go back at least one generation to find the last time Liverpool were theoretically a solitary victory away from having their hands on the league title.
There’s been a lot of furore celebrating the achievement of English clubs in Europe this week – and rightly so – but it’s also worth remembering that Wolves have defeated each of Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea this season.
Nuno Santo’s side have undoubtedly been the Premier League’s surprise package this year although anyone who watched them romp to Championship promotion twelve months ago may have concluded that the Midlands-based club had the potential to cause a few upsets in the top flight.
Liverpool fans won’t need reminding of their FA Cup exit in January, nor the team that caused it, so you can bet your life that the home side will approach this one with caution.
Couple memories of their last encounter with the fact that Liverpool will also have an eye on the impending Champions League final and you can see why one or two have earmarked this one as a potential banana skin.
Regardless, I still expect the Reds to come through relatively unscathed and claim all three points – but possibly not without conceding along the way!
When you’ve beaten Barcelona against all the odds just a few days before taking on a slightly above average Premier League team, you’re probably entitled to feel confident about getting another win on the board.
Of course for Liverpool, though, this has huge potential to be so much more than just ‘another win’ – and they won’t take anything for granted.
Wolves certainly have goals in them, and we’ve seen the attacking threat they pose all season, but I still expect them to be blown away by their hosts here.
Roared on by an expectant and hopeful Anfield crowd, I can see the home side running out 3-1 winners and maintaining the pressure on Manchester City until the bitter end. It remains to be seen whether or not that will be enough, but I’m backing Klopp’s men to hold up their end of the bargain on Sunday.
Liverpool to win – 4/11
Draw – 9/2
Wolves to win – 10/1