Wolverhampton vs Liverpool prediction
Reigning FA Cup winners Liverpool face the threat of exiting the competition at this early stage.
In fact, Jurgen Klopp's formation was completely out of whack on the first weekend of the new year.
When their match against Wolverhampton played at their Anfield Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw.
But Wolves were brutally damaged by the VAR system back then.
Which unfairly denied them an absolutely regular goal in the last minutes of the match.
Since then, the two rivals have played one game each in the Premier League.
While Wolves won 1-0 at home to West Ham, Poole were drubbed away at Brighton and lost 0-3.
Jurgen Klopp must have had special talks with his players in the dressing room after this heavy defeat.
And I expect the Reds to look transformed at Molineux.
A win will definitely have a tonic effect on them for the difficult Premier League matches that will follow.
However, Wolverhampton have been playing decently lately . And maybe, at least in the first half, they will squeeze the tie.
Prediction: X/2 in First Half/Final Score.
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Wolverhampton - statistics and info
Things are looking better for Wolves now that Julen Lopetegui is their manager.
However, even he is not a wizard who can miraculously lead them away from the relegation zone.
Although their form has started to improve, they still need to work hard to secure another season in the top flight.
Because the Wolves are part of the last 7 teams in the table, which are gathered at a distance of only 2 points.
In addition, they have a very difficult schedule ahead of them.
As they face Man City in a Premier League game just days after their FA Cup clash with Liverpool.
Still, Wolverhampton will know they are huge underdogs in this fixture, which is why they probably aren't too worried about it.
And instead of thinking about the Citizens game, Lopetegui's players can focus entirely on this game.
I think they will play their best 11 against Liverpool on Tuesday night.
Hoping that with the help of their fans they can knock the favorite out of the race.
But Wolves don't have a great record against Poole with just 3 wins in the last 15 years.
However, the interesting thing is that two of these victories happened precisely in the FA Cup.
Liverpool - statistics and info
We are already halfway through the 2022/23 season and Liverpool are sitting outside the top 5 in the Premier League.
Their goal is to get there before the end of the season. But for that they will have to start playing much better.
The thing is, the competition is fierce in the Premier League this season.
Especially now that Newcastle are playing such great football.
Then we have Chelsea, who are also very low in the table , but whose ambitions are high.
However, breaking into the top 5 will not be easy for the Reds. Unless they give it their all in the championship games.
But if they do, their key men may not be at their best in the Cup fixtures as well.
That's why instead of his best squad, Jurgen Klopp might go with some players who haven't played much lately .
Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Harvey Elliott and some others are expected to feature in this match.
Meanwhile, the German specialist may decide to rest superstars like Mo Salah and Cody Gakpo.
To keep them fresh for next weekend's Premier League clash with Chelsea.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Sarkic; Semedo, Collins, Totti, Ait-Nouri; Hodge, Neves, Nunes; Traore, Jimenez, Huang
Injured: Cicinho, Kalajdzic, Neto, Traore
Questionable: Moutinho, Costa
Lineup: Alison; Alexander-Arnold, Gomes, Konate, Tsimikas; Keita, Fabinho, Elliott; Salah, Gakpo, Carvalho
Injured: van Dijk, Arthur, Diaz, Firmino, Jota
Matches between Wolves and Liverpool
|KA||07/01/23||Liverpool 2:2 Wolves|
|VL||22/05/22||Liverpool 3:1 Wolves|
|VL||04/12/21||Wolves 0:1 Liverpool|
|VL||15/03/21||Wolves 0:1 Liverpool|
|VL||06/12/20||Liverpool 4:0 Wolves|
|VL||23/01/20||Wolves 1:2 Liverpool|
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