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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Liverpool FC, free match prediction 16 Mar 2021

16 Mar 2021 | 01:30 | Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Molineux Stadium
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Liverpool face Wolves in search of only their second win from last seven matches

  • Liverpool’s dreadful run of form leaves them in 8th place
  • Six defeats from seven has taken them eight points behind the top four
  • Wolves are a more solid side than earlier in the season, losing just once in seven

Liverpool to win 2-1

  • Tournament: Premier League 2020-2021
  • Venue: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Molineux Stadium

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS FC vs LIVERPOOL FC Match Preview & Analysis

Liverpool’s season took another dismal turn for the worse with a disappointing defeat against relegation battling Fulham last weekend.

It’s a loss which means Liverpool have the Premier League’s worst record since February, with only three points coming during that time.

Despite many predicting that Liverpool can still salvage something from this season, they will need to pull a string a positive results together quickly to avoid missing out on Europe altogether. Their away record has at least been a good deal better than at home.

Wolves have rediscovered their solidity in recent weeks, losing just once from their last seven matches, having lost five of their previous eight.

Mid-table seems about right for Wolves this season, having struggled early on for form and fitness of key players, but will be pleased with their recovery in recent weeks. 

Here against Liverpool, they will see no sense in throwing caution to the wind, and will happy to let Liverpool take the game to them.

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WOLVES (200 words)

Form Guide (all comps): WWDLD

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Looking to keep successive clean sheets for the first time

     Won three and drawn three of their last seven games

Reasons to be fearful:

     Have only managed consecutive wins at home once in a year

     Opened the scoring just once in last 18 games

Wolves have returned to being one of the toughest sides to play against in the league, having had a soft centre to them for much of the season up until recently.

The stats have shown just how uncharacteristic they’ve been at times – in 17 of their last 18 matches they’ve conceded the first goal, showing how slow they started games and handed the incentive to the opposition.

That has been the case less often recently, and with 12 points from their last 21 available, this represents improvement that their manager will be pleased with.

There are no new injury concerns for Nuno Espirito Santo here, with the likes of Daniel Podence, Marcal and Raul Jimenez the longer term absentees.

Star Man – Ruben Neves

The Portuguese midfielder is the heartbeat for this Wolves side, and has three goals in his last seven.

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Form Guide (all comps): LWLLW

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Champions League wins show there is still confidence within team

     Have won eight league matches in a row against Wolves

Reasons to be fearful:

     Have lost as many games this season as in their last three combined

     Poor goal record with only eight in last 13

The way that their season is going, Liverpool may well need to win the Champions League in order to quality for it again next season.

With the club now eight points behind a top four space, their hopes of closing in ahead of other teams is looking increasingly slim, particularly with their form showing no signing of improving.

They’ve lost nine games in the league this season, more than their last three campaigns combined, with their home form showing real concern at the moment. Their away results have been better recently, but are in dire need of three points here.

In midweek, Fabinho moved back into central midfield, with the side looking a lot better for it. They’ll be hoping that continues here.

Star Man – Mo Salah

No Liverpool player has been great recently, but Salah has at least shown good for in Europe, scoring in midweek.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS FC vs LIVERPOOL FC Winning Prediction

     Liverpool will boss possession

     Wolves will be happy to sit back

     Can Liverpool return to winning ways?

Every game feels like a must-win one for Liverpool right now, particularly with their exploits in the Champions League continuing this week.

With 10 games left, and eight points to catch up, you feel they must win almost all of them to secure a top four position, as unrealistic as that sounds right now.

Wolves will make themselves tough to beat, but you’d expect a response from Liverpool here.

Liverpool to win 2-1

Author: Ross B.