By News Team
Last Updated: 23rd January 2020
Liverpool travel to Molineux on Thursday with the chance of becoming only the third side in history to go 40 games undefeated in the Premier League. It will certainly be a tricky one for Jurgen Klopp’s men, though, with their hosts not far off the Champions League places.
VAR played a crucial role in the outcome at Anfield earlier in the season after a Liverpool goal was awarded after being disallowed, whilst a Wolves equaliser was ruled out due to an offside in the build-up. Can Wolves get their revenge this time around and end Liverpool’s magnificent run?
Wolves are on the hunt
Wolves have played more games than any other side in the Premier League this season but that did not show after they overturned a two-goal deficit against Southampton last weekend to put themselves in contention for the Champions League.
Wolves currently sit in seventh place and are six points off Chelsea in fourth, but they have a tricky run coming up including Liverpool this week followed by Manchester United, Leicester City and Espanyol in the Europa League. If you want to back Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to finally end Liverpool’s unbeaten streak, they come in at 24/5.
Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore have combined seven times for a goal already this season, which is more than any other combination. If you want to be a little bit riskier than just backing a straight win, Jimenez to score anytime comes in at 9/4 and could be good value given he’s already bagged 19 goals in all competitions this season.
Liverpool within touching distance
Liverpool, meanwhile, are not taking their foot off the pedal after they swept Manchester United aside with ease on Sunday, leaving them within touching distance of that much-coveted Premier League trophy.
Liverpool’s win against United meant that they have now gone over 1,000 days since they last lost a Premier League game at Anfield, a simply sensational record.
The Reds have not lost away to Wolves in the Premier League since August 1981, a year in which they won the First Division title, and they will be looking to extend their unbeaten run on Thursday. Liverpool have won each of their last eight evening kick-offs in the Premier League, scoring 31 goals and only conceding six.
A Liverpool win is unsurprisingly short at 63/100, but for those wanting something a bit different, Sadio Mane to score first is available at 7/2 and given he looked very dangerous against United, he could be the one to open the scoring as his side look to continue their march to the Premier League title.