How the Bookies See it
- Winner: Liverpool 2/7, Draw 11/2, Wolves 10/1 - Bet365
- First Goalscorer: Daniel Sturridge (LIV) 3/1, Divock Origi (LIV) 10/3, Roberto Firmino (LIV) 10/3 - Sky Bet
- Correct Score: Liverpool 2-0 6/1, Liverpool 3-0 15/2, Liverpool 1-0 15/2 - BetVictor
- Liverpool have been suffering from a dry January that has seen them pick up just one win in their last seven games, a catastrophic collapse that resulted in their elimination from the EFL Cup after a disappointing defeat to Southampton and even threatens to derail their pursuit of Chelsea in the title race. The Reds, who were held to a goalless draw by Plymouth Argyle in their last FA Cup game at Anfield, will need to improve dramatically if they are to lift the famous trophy for the first time since 2006.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers dispatched of Stoke City in round three and will be eying a second Premier League scalp as they continue to find their feet under former Norwich and Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert. The Molineux club have struggled to find form in the Championship this season, winning just eight of their 27 games so far, but in winger Helder Costa and veteran midfielder David Edwards, the Midlands side have been able to find the net in over 70 percent of their games this term.
Liverpool have felt the effects of life without £36 million man Sadio Mane. The Reds have picked up just one win during the Senegalese winger’s time at the African Cup of Nations, and that was a 1-0 win over League Two side Plymouth. Jurgen Klopp must quickly figure out how to rescue his side from their mid-season slump if the club are to avoid missing out on silverware in 2017, and could be tempted to mix youth with experience for this clash. The German could opt to recall Divock Origi to the starting XI, following his exclusion against Southampton in midweek. The young Belgian international is 10/3 with Coral to break the deadlock, while a goal at any stage of the game is available at 10/11.
“We’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain.” The words of Paul Lambert ahead of his side’s game with Liverpool. The Scotsman knows exactly what it takes to silence the Anfield faithful having guided Aston Villa to a memorable 1-0 victory on Merseyside in 2014, a game in which the home side enjoyed 75 percent possession, but failed to break down the Villains’ stubborn backline. A similar performance this Saturday would suit the 47-year-old as Wolves go in search of their first away win over Liverpool since 2010. The visitors are priced are 35/1 to leave with a narrow 1-0 win, while a 0-0 stalemate also looks enticing at 17/1.
- Sports.net’s top tip: Full time result 0-0 - 17/1 with Paddy Power
*Please note, odds may fluctuate.