Wolves vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Friday, 21 December 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
Liverpool kept their top of the table position after a 3-1 victory over arch rivals Manchester United in the North West derby on Sunday. The team thus completed a perfect week which saw them dispatch Napoli 1-0 to advance into Champions League knockout phase earlier on.
The Reds will try and maintain their five-win thread on Friday evening when they travel to Molineux to battle in-form Wolves in the first game of the Matchday No 18.
Jurgen Klopp’s men dominated the pitch entirely last weekend against Man United. They had 36 attempts on goal leaving the visitors only on six on the occasion. Nonetheless, it was only after the German manager introduced Xerdan Shaqiri off the bench when Liv’pool secured a victory. The Swiss winger stroke twice son after coming on to make it 3-1 the final score following first half goals from Sadio Mane and Jesse Lingard.
In spite of Liverpool’s impressive form in recent weeks, we don’t quite expect this to be a completely one-sided contest. Wolverhampton Wanderers are also enjoying a strong spell of form themselves. They made it three wins in a row in the Premier League for the first time this season.
Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro were goalscorers in a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth six days ago at Molineux. The mentioned streak saw Nuno Espirito Santo’s men climb up to 7th in the league ladder. There are no doubts Wolves will be a tough nut to crack for Liv’pool here. Especially if we know the Reds have a negative H2H record in away matches against the Wanderers.
Source : leaguelane.com