Wolves vs Liverpool prediction 21st-12-2018
Wolves have scored precisely two goals in five of nine home matches so far, and have found the net against all three of Liverpool’s current ‘colleagues’ in the top four. Unusually for a promoted Premier League (PL) side, Wolves have shone defensively, and only the current top four have conceded fewer goals than their 19 (a per-game average of 1.12). Curiously, Wolves have seen a 2-1 scoreline in three of their last four matches, and this was the result when the teams last met, in January 2017
Still though, just five of 17 league matches for Wolves have produced over 2.5 goals – the lowest tally in the league. Travelling to Molineux on the back of ten PL clean sheets, Liverpool have conceded just 0.41 goals on average per match. The ‘Reds’ have also scored 3+ goals in three straight PL away games, after averaging 1.5 per match in their first six. Tellingly, Liverpool have also conceded just two goals before the break in 17 league matches.
Overall, Liverpool have a combined goal score of 16-2 from their last six PL matches, and this goalscoring prowess extends into their recent league record at Molineux in the league, with Liverpool squads winning their last two visits here by a 3-0 scoreline.
Players to watch: With five goals and four assists, Raúl Jiménez has had a hand in close to 50% of Wolves’ league goals, while Mohamed Salah has four goals from Liverpool’s last three PL away matches.
Stat attack: Wolves’ nine home league matches have produced 3.89 total yellow cards on average. Liverpool have been beaten on the ‘corners’ scoreline in just one of nine PL away matches so far. Liverpool have scored 81% of their goals (13 of 16) in the second half.
Our Prediction: Liverpool Will Win