Patrick Gillen (@PatrickGillen94) previews Wolves v Liverpool and provides us with his best bets for Monday night’s FA Cup third round clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Wolves v Liverpool FA Cup Third Round Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 07/01/19
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: Molineux Stadium
- Channel: BBC One
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will likely make numerous changes ahead of his side’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup on Monday night.
The Reds go into this fixture fresh from their disappointing 2-1 defeat against fellow Premier League title rivals Manchester City and may see this competition as an unwelcome distraction with the league and Champions League still up for grabs.
Wolves provide the opposition on Monday night and have already proven to be capable of upsetting the big sides this season having lost only twice in seven fixtures against the Premier League’s top six.
During these fixtures, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have managed to beat Chelsea and Tottenham and take points off Man United, Arsenal and champions Man City.
The Wanderers will be looking to bounce back from successive home defeats after two late goals saw them lose 2-0 to Crystal Palace in their last outing on Wednesday night.
It is the second time in three weeks that the two sides have met at Molineux after Liverpool claimed all three points in December thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.
Wolves forward Diogo Jota could be fit to play after returning to training following a four game absence.
Roman Saiss has been declared fit after coming off with a slight injury in the defeat to Crystal Palace midweek.
Simon Mignolet is set to start in goal for Liverpool as manager Jurgen Klopp is set to rest many of his starters.
Potential Wolves Starting XI: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Castro, Neves, Moutinho, Cavaleiro, Adama, Jimenez.
Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Mignolet, Camacho, Lovren, Van Dijk, Moreno, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge.
Head To Head
- Overall record: Wolves 35, Liverpool 50, Draw 17.
- FA Cup record: Wolves 4, Liverpool 2.
Key Stats & Facts
- Liverpool have lost five out of their last seven FA Cup ties against Premier League opposition.
- Wolves have failed to win in their last six home FA Cup fixtures, drawing two and losing four.
- Four out of five home defeats for Wolves this season have been by the same 0-2 scoreline.
- Liverpool have scored in each of their last six games away from Anfield.
- The Reds haven’t conceded in any of their last four trips to Wolves.
- Wolves 14/5
- Draw 5/2
- Liverpool 19/20
Normally this season you would be giving your money away betting against Liverpool, but Monday night’s fixture has all the potential for an FA Cup upset.
Wolves gave a good account of themselves when a full strength Liverpool came to town last month and, despite Klopp’s side dominating possession, may have got something out of the game if it wasn’t for a poor display of finishing.
Wolves also boast a decent record against Liverpool in the FA Cup, winning four out of six matches, including a 4-2 win at Anfield as recently as 2017.
As good as Liverpool have been this season, I believe if Klopp arrives with a severely weakened team then The Reds will pay the price and Wolves will have a great chance to advance to the fourth round.