Any lingering doubt regarding Wolverhampton’s Premier League credentials has surely been banished from Molineux by now. The hosts endured a tough spell over Autumn, but December has seen their spirits renewed and they find themselves coming back to their best again.
Last time out they beat the impressive Bournemouth 2-0, a result which makes it 3 wins on the trot for them and pushes them back to 7th in the Premier League table. They are over halfway to that magic 40 point mark that all but guarantees safety, so Wolves can class this as a very successful return to the top flight so far.
Wolves haven’t just been getting results against the lower quality teams in the league either. Their resurgence began with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at the start of the month, and they have taken 6 points from their 5 games against the traditional Premier League Big Six, only losing to Spurs in these 5 outings.
Liverpool will bear that in mind, but it’s worth remembering that the visitors sit atop the Premier League table for very good reason at the moment. They have collected 45 points from just 17 games so far and are the only team in the league without a defeat to their name this season.
They instigated the sacking of Jose Mourinho with their 3-1 win over Manchester United last weekend, taking them to 6 consecutive league victories and keeping them a point ahead of Manchester City at the top of the ladder.
Jurgen Klopp’s men hold the best defensive record in the league at the moment too, but it’s not without it’s flaws entirely. 5 of the 7 goals Liverpool have conceded this season have come away from home, with them keeping a clean sheet in just 4 of their 9 trips away.
On Friday they face a Wolves side who have scored in 13 of their 17 Premier League games this season, and all 5 of their clashes with the Premier League Big Six have seen them find the net. Liverpool are by no means shaky at the back, but with their last away game seeing them concede against the goal shy Burnley we think backing Both Teams to Score is a good value offering here. We’re backing that along with a 2-1 win for the league-topping visitors.