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Wolves v Liverpool Betting Tips: Can Reds hunt down Wolves again?

Charlie Dear | 7 January 2019

Odds and preview ahead of FA Cup third round clash

Wolverhampton Wanderers host Liverpool for the second time in five games looking to avenge their league defeat.

The magic of the cup has produced some big talking points, but will Wolves have learnt enough to write one more headline in this unpredictable third round weekend?

It kicks off at 7:45pm on BBC One, and we have all the key info and odds ahead of the FA Cup face-off…

Head-to-Head

The last meeting between the sides will be fresh in the minds of players, staff and the fans after Liverpool’s 2-0 win last month.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk sealed the win, but the Reds didn’t have it all their own way.

The hosts did beat Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup last season. An Andi Weimann winner saw Wolves advance to the fifth round.

Likely XIs

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The Wanderers could welcome Diogo Jota back into the fold after injury.

Nuno Espirito Santo will have to decide whether to stick with Romain Saiss in the midfield or bring Ruben Neves into the side.

Versatile Leander Dendoncker will be pushing for a start, but Raul Jimenez should retain his place up top.

As for Liverpool, they will need to recover quickly from the league defeat to Manchester City on Thursday.

Jurgen Klopp could give playing time to goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, defender Alberto Moreno and forwards Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge.

Naby Keita should find a spot in a midfield three at Molineux.

Key Battles

Dejan Lovren will have to channel his inflated self-belief if he’s to stifle a rampant attack of Adama Traore and Helder Costa.

If Ruben Neves plays then his strikes from distance will be a weapon that Klopp will be very wary of.

Shaqiri could prove a problem for the Wolves defence as he’s hard to pin down in one position.

Sturridge and Roberto Firmino will be lively in attack, but former Liverpool youth Connor Coady won’t make it easy for the Reds front-men.

Match Odds

Liverpool start at 19/20 to bag the win and progress to the fourth round.

Wolves are 14/5 to score the victory, with a draw that would force a replay at 5/2.

The pair will be hoping to avoid a fixture pile up, so you could look at Both teams to score in the second half at 9/4.

The home side may come out strong and are 9/2 to be leading at half-time.

However, the Premier League leaders have showed they’re not just a flash in the pan this season.

Divock Origi and Liverpool to win is 11/5.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing