By News Team
12th March 2021
This year’s Premier League has been like no other. Excluding Manchester City marching clear at the top of the table, it’s been one of the most competitive in recent memory with so much still to play for at both ends of the table.
We were starting to get used to Liverpool and City battling it out at the top of the table with both getting within touching distance of unbeaten seasons and look the dominant duo. This year has been different, City started slow but have since rocketed ahead of everyone and the Reds have been on a rapid decline due to a total loss of form as well as several injuries to key players. It’s hard to fathom quite how big a decline there has been in Jurgen Klopp’s side in recent weeks, but they have an opportunity to flip their league form on its head when facing Wolves Monday night.
Reds aiming to stop decline
It’s no secret that Liverpool aren’t the same team that won the Premier League and Champions League. They been bombarded by injuries and have recently recorded six consecutive defeats at Anfield for the first time in their history. Burnley, Brighton and Fulham are among those six teams but the most difficult to swallow for Liverpool fans is the defeat from Merseyside neighbours Everton. They’ve also slipped down the table and currently sit in eighth – a position few would could have imagined they’d be in after last season’s heroics. Many questions have been raised about Klopp and his future at the club, but they were briefly silenced after Liverpool progressed past a strong RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
The Reds travel to the Molineux to face a Wolves side that haven’t been at their best. It’s a place where they have seen continued success, remaining unbeaten in their last seven league trips to Wolves, a run that stretches back to 1981. Liverpool head into this fixture as 3/4 favourites and will be hoping that a win here could be the turning point. Premier League and Liverpool top scorer Mohamed Salah was back on the scoresheet midweek and will be hungry to find the net again here. He scored the opener in the Reds’ 4-0 win against Wolves back in December and is 13/5 to bag the opener on Monday night.
Wolves looking for back-to-back PL home wins
Nuno Espírito Santo’s men are looking for back-to-back top-flight home wins for the second time in two seasons here. Compared to the last few years, this hasn’t been the greatest season for Wolves. It was believed they would kick on from and be challenging for the European places as they certainly have the squad and manager to be doing so. They’ve taken points off the likes of Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea this season, but have also lost games where they would be expected to take three points, such as a defeat to West Brom back in January. However, they are a hard team to beat and, on their day, can cause trouble for anyone. Their last win came in mid-February against Leeds so will be looking get the ball rolling again with victory over Liverpool.
Wolves are currently priced at 19/5 to get three points while the draw is 27/10. It will be a tough ask for Nuno’s men, but this is a good a time as any to be facing Liverpool and they will be looking to take every opportunity.