Liverpool vs Wolves Prediction
Seventh-placed Liverpool entertain 15th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield in a midweek Premier League game on Wednesday (March 1). In the reverse fixture in February, Wolves won 3-0 home, thanks to goals from Ruben Neves and Craig Dawson and an own goal from Joel Matip.
The Reds played out a goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday, snapping their two-game winning run in the league. Wolves, meanwhile, are winless in their last two league outings and are coming off a 1-1 draw against Fulham last time around.
Their goalless draw on the road against Crystal Palace made it three consecutive Premier League clean sheets for Jurgen Klopp’s side, the first time they have achieved the feat this season. More impressively, they have limited the opposition to just five shots on target in these three games and four of those came in the 2-0 victory against Newcastle United.
The trouble is they need to get back to scoring on a more consistent basis, having failed to net in four of their last six league games – a run that began with three non-scoring performances despite attempting 43 shots.
It really has a been a case of hello, goodbye with their opponents on Wednesday night in 2023 so far. Two FA Cup ties and a Premier League defeat at Molineux, of which we’ll have more on in just a second, there surely isn’t much that Klopp doesn’t know about Wolves.
Julen Lopetegui’s side are looking to complete a league double over the Reds for the first time since 1950-51, but the hosts have lost just one of their last 34 Premier League games at Anfield (W25 D8). Something is going to have to give if Wolverhampton Wanderers are going to be successful.
A Joel Matip own-goal and a debut strike from Craig Dawson put them 2-0 in front after just 12 minutes, the earliest Liverpool found themselves behind by such a scoreline in a Premier League match since September 2014 against West Ham (7th minute).
Ruben Neves completed the rout which, although fairly level when it came to expected goals (2.03 v 1.96), saw Wolverhampton Wanderers bring an 11-game losing run against the Reds in the Premier League to a halt.
Liverpool vs Wolves Head to head stats
The two teams have squared off 113 times across competitions, with their first meeting dating back to League Division One in 1894. The Reds lead 58-37.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last three Premier League games, with the Reds keeping three clean sheets.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have suffered just one league defeat at home in the Premier League this season, while Wolves have two wins on their travels.
The Reds have kept clean sheets in three of their last four home games against Wolves in the Premier League.
Liverpool have won 18 of their last 20 league meetings against the visitors.
The hosts have failed to score in four of their seven Premier League games in 2023, twice as many as in the entirety of 2022.
Five of their last seven meetings at Anfield have produced over 2.5 goals
Liverpool vs Wolves Prediction
Both teams have endured identical results in their last six games across competitions, winning thrice and losing twice. Wolves were impressive in their 3-0 win at home against Liverpool in February but have not recorded a league double over the Reds in the Premier League era.
Liverpool have dominated proceedings against their southern rivals at home, losing twice this century.
This will be their fourth game in 11 games, so fatigue could be a factor, but the hosts pack should eke out a narrow win.