Wolverhampton 3-0 Liverpool – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Liverpool had been the odds-on jollies and as outlined in the preview, that was flattering based on their current form. Wolves won @ 4.0 and deservedly so.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest where once more, our selection of Wolves +0.5 @ 1.99 sailed home as a winner. They proved Liverpool’s frailties won’t go away anytime soon, and more importantly that under new management, they’re on an upward curve.
Looking at The Under/Over betting lastly. Over 2.75 was a half-win @ 1.95 with it ending 3-0. In the preview, it was mentioned that it was a long time since both sides scored, but I expected it to be entertaining and for goals to arrive. That said, I never would have expected a 3-0 margin of win and it isn’t massively flattering either.
This was a fantastic display from a more organised, committed, and effective home side who cruised to a 3-0 win against a flat Liverpool team who never were competitive when it mattered.
From the very start Liverpool didn’t look right and Wolves, more upbeat and much more dangerous in possession, quickly took control of the contest.
Liverpool had brief spells at 2-0 but was completely beaten thanks to the difference between these clubs at the start when it mattered. Fair score 2-0.
Pressure continues to grow on manager Jurgen Klopp to change something which isn’t right at the club, but loyal Liverpool fans refuse to blame him at this stage.
Liverpool fell to a third successive away defeat in the league, leaving them 10 points adrift of the top four.
Liverpool’s dire run of form was destined to continue from almost the first couple of minutes. Hwang Hee-Chan raced through on goal before seeing his effort deflect off Jöel Matip to beat a helpless Alisson.
Things got worse for a horrible Liverpool defence when Wolves doubled their lead. New signing, defender Craig Dawson struck home a loose ball following a corner.
Liverpool woke up and had more of the ball, but Wolves were standing firm and content with the game all but buried at 2-0 against a side that simply was not committed enough to test them.
Liverpool had failed to look like scoring the whole game until a golden opportunity fell to the feet of Darwin Núñez on 70 minutes, but the Uruguayan scuffed his effort straight into the arms of the keeper.
To fend off any potential fightback, Rúben Neves added Wolves’ third just minutes after the Nunez miss. The midfielder received the ball from Adama Traore and rifled an effort into the bottom corner, the goal against the run of play but not a shock due to the way Liverpool neglected defending duties on the day.
Julen Lopetegui is improving the team and would’ve been thrilled to end a miserable run of just one win from seven. A crucial three points lifted them out of the relegation zone while the Reds continue under a big and very dark cloud. In terms of backing them, they look completely unreliable right now and so one should actively seek chances to oppose them against the underdog.