Liverpool 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Liverpool drifted from around @ 1.50 up to 1.55 before kick-off. Their ‘to win’ odds went out to around @ 3.00 in running as the chance of 0-0 loomed larger. However, they finally converted the opener with the run of play and fully merited this win.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Liverpool looked a little flattered in the market with a -1.25 start @ 2.08. It looked unlikely for a large period as Wolves held on. However, they came through with a fully and deserved two goal win in the end.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The Line dropped from 3 down to 2.75 goals, a signal which came to fruition in the end. The Under won @ 1.92.
Wolves put up a stern fight and had their chances while the game was goaless, but thanks to an impressive second half showing Liverpool got the win they needed.
Second-half goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah secured a 2-0 win over Wolves and once more, Liverpool will hope this much improved showing and important win can kickstart their push for 4th place.
It was a fourth head to head between these sides which had met in the FA Cup at round three.
It was not evident they knew each other well as the game was ragged and both teams lacked organisation with and without the ball initially. An end-to-end opening to the contest took hold during the early exchanges.
Liverpool’s young midfielder Bajcetić tested José Sá in the first minute with a powerful strike.
On a quick break the other end, Wolves forced Alisson to tip behind João Moutinho’s low strike from the edge of the area.
Liverpool settled first and regained composure, controlling possession and started to create chances.
However, the first-half witnessed the host display a similar lack of effectiveness in front of goal that led them to fail to score in four of their last six Premier League games.
Wolves struggled to generate any real momentum in the second period but at 0-0, always had the threat of quick breaks.
Darwin Núñez thought he’d finally found the opener until VAR disallowed the strike, ruling a foul in the build-up.
That setback did not deter the then extremely dominant host and Liverpool finally went ahead through a rare source. It was Van Dijk’s blast from close range from Jota’s low cross that broke the deadlock.
It was a vital goal as it forced Wolves out of their defensive shell. This led to Salah sealing the points by tapping in Tsimikas’ cross.
Since the 3-0 hammering at Wolves, Liverpool have had four clean sheets in the EPL, including three wins to nil.
Klopp’s Liverpool side will be confident of mounting a charge for the top four with this latest boost.
Wolves’ inconsistency meanwhile continues to see them looking nervously over their shoulder, now just three points off the relegation places.