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Liverpool v Wolves betting tips: Reds eye win and hope City slip to pip rivals to title

| 21.05.2022

Preview, odds and Liverpool v Wolves betting tips

Liverpool ensured the Premier League title race will go down to the final day of the season with a comeback win at Southampton during the week.

The Reds are just a point behind champions Manchester City and 9/2 to pinch the title on Sunday by defeating Wolves and hoping Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa get a result at the Etihad.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are 2/11 to fulfil their side of the bargain at Anfield, but let’s look at some of the other odds and talking points in our Liverpool v Wolves betting tips.

Liverpool v Wolves form

Victory was essential on Tuesday to take the fight down to the wire, but that seemed a long way off when Nathan Redmond’s superb solo goal gave Saints a 13th-minute lead against a Liverpool side containing nine changes to the starting XI that won the FA Cup against Chelsea at the weekend.

However, Takumi Minamino finished off a well-worked move in the 27th minte to equalise and Joel Matip’s looping header midway through the second half sealed a 2-1 win.

Klopp said: “Making nine changes, if it hadn’t worked out it would have been 1,000 per cent my responsibility. Now it worked out and it’s 1,000 per cent the boys’ responsibility because I can ask for a lot, the boys have to do it and I thought they did it exceptionally well.

“I am so happy about the performance. It was a bit touching, honestly. You think: ‘Wow, these boys.’ It is like having Ferraris in the garage. You let them out and they do it like this. Harvey (Elliott), I’m not sure the last time he played, Curtis (Jones) no rhythm, he has only played from time to time, Takumi Minamino, it is a crime he is not playing more often.”

Some of those players may have earned a place in the starting line-up for Sunday’s game with the Champions League final in mind, but Klopp is likely to bring back the majority of his senior players, although doubts surround the fitness of Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho.

The Reds are the only team unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season (W14 D4) and they have won 15 and drawn two of their past 17 matches, so their form is nigh on perfect ahead of the season finale.

Eleven of those wins came without conceding which can be backed at 5/6, although they have conceded in their last three games so a victory and both teams scoring is 19/10 as one of our Liverpool v Wolves betting tips.

Liverpool have also won from behind in two of their past five games and they conceded first in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham, so we go 17/2 on them winning in that manner.

Only relegated Norwich and Watford have worse form than Wolves over the last six games during which they took just two points, one of which came in a 1-1 draw with the Canaries on Sunday, a result that ended their hopes of playing in next season’s Europa League.

Despite winning just three of their past 13 games, Wolves remain in eighth where they seem to have been forever, although they could be caught by Leicester and Brighton if they lose.

Wolves have been drawing at the break in 13 of their 18 away games and remarkably have not been trailing on the road against any of the teams in the top seven this season.

With that in mind Draw HT/Liverpool FT can be backed at 14/5.

Liverpool v Wolves head to head

The Reds have won the last 10 Premier League encounters with Wolves, nine of which came by under 3.5 match goals, an option which is available at 11/10.

Bruno Lage’s side have never conceded more than twice away from home this season, so the above market certainly catches the eye as one of our Liverpool v Wolves betting tips.

Five of the last seven have been won by either a 1-0 or 2-0 scoreline, including the conclusion to the 2018-19 season when Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 but finished, you guessed it, a point behind City despite losing just once throughout the campaign.

Liverpool are 7/1 and 5/1 to win either 1-0 or 2-0 respectively, while a win and under 2.5 goals is priced at 11/4.

Liverpool v Wolves team news

Top scorer Salah (groin) and centre-back Van Dijk (knee) both came off at Wembley at the weekend, but could play a part against Wolves despite missing Tuesday’s trip to St Mary’s.

Midfielder Fabinho missed the FA Cup final with a hamstring issue and faces a race against time to be fit. Joe Gomez also took a knock at Southampton which meant he came off just before half-time, so he will be assessed.

Lage made three changes for the draw with Norwich and took off centre-back Conor Coady at half-time for tactical reasons last weekend.

Coady was replaced by Chiquinho, but the defender is likely to play the whole game to deal with a relentless attack.

Goalscorer odds

Salah is only one goal ahead of Son Heung-min going into the final game of the season, so he will be keen to play on Sunday in a bid to win the Golden Boot for a third time.

The Egyptian opened the scoring in a 4-0 win in last season’s fixture and in a 2-0 victory at Molineux in the 2018-19 campaign, but he has only struck twice in seven appearances against Wolves and has failed to score in 13 of his last 14 games, so odds of 8/13 on him finding the net do not really appeal.

Sadio Mane has scored three goals against Wolves at Anfield in as many appearances and looks a better prospect at 7/2 to break the deadlock or 23/20 to find the net any time.

Joel Matip has netted in his last two Premier League games and is 8/1 to extend that run or 25/1 to get the ball rolling in our Liverpool v Wolves betting tips.

Only Norwich, Watford and Burnley have scored fewer goals than Wolves this season and none of their players fill us with confidence about finding the net on Sunday, so it may be worth looking at some of the outsiders like former Liverpool youngster Coady who is 33/1 and 10/1 in the two markets.

Match Info

Where: Molineux

When: 16:00, Sunday 22nd May

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner