LIV vs WOL Dream11 Team Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers make the trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the 11th round of the Premier League. The Reds find themselves in 2nd place with 6 wins out of 10 and are unbeaten in their last 6 league games. Liverpool is coming off the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw to Brighton after conceding a controversial penalty in the 93rd minute which they responded to with a 1-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League. They have scored an impressive 22 goals in their 10 Premier League games but have also conceded 17. Wolves, on the other hand, responded to a poor 1-0 loss to Leicester by beating Arsenal 2-1 at The Emirates. They are currently 9th in the Premier League but are just 1 point off the Champions League spots and will know that a win will be instrumental for their momentum but beating two big 6 sides back-to-back will be difficult for them.
Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, English Premier League
7 December 2020, 12:45 am (IST)
Liverpool – DWLDW
Wolverhampton Wanderers – DWLDW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Liverpool have a clear advantage over the last 5 fixtures with 4 wins in comparison to 1 win for the Wolves.
Last meeting: Wolves 1-2 Liverpool (Premier League, 23rd January 2020)
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LIV vs WOL Starting XI, Team News
A) Liverpool Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Liverpool has a very long and concerning injury-list with Virgil van Dijk, Allison Becker, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago Alcantara and Xherdan Shaqiri all missing out on the game.
Doubtful: Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson were close to being additions to the injury-list but should be fit to start this game. Trent Alexander-Arnold is back in training but this game might come a little too soon for him.
Expected changes: Jurgen Klopp will be forced to choose a similar lineup to the one that beat Ajax 1-0 in midweek. Roberto Firmino was given a rest against Ajax and should be back in the lineup in place of Curtis Jones. The same backline is expected to start again. Former Wolves man, Diogo Jota, has been loving life in red and will lead the line in front of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Liverpool Starting XI (probable):
Caoimhin Kelleher (GK)
B) Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Wolves have two confirmed absentees in Jonny Otto who is a long-term injury and Raul Jimenez who suffered a fractured skull after a collision with David Luiz during their game against Arsenal.
Doubtful: Nuno Espirito Santo does not have any doubtful players for the LIV vs WOL Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Nuno could either directly replace Raul Jimenez with Fabio Silva or change his formation to accommodate the Mexican’s absence. Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker will operate in a double pivot with the experienced Joao Moutinho playing in an attacking midfielder role. Pedro Neto and Adama Traore should be the flank players with Daniel Podence leading the line.
Wolves Starting XI (probable):
Rui Patricio (GK)
LIV vs WOL Today Match Prediction: It’s natural that the Premier League champions go into this game as the favourites with Bet365 and SkyBet favouring a Liverpool win at 1/2 and a Wolves win at 11/2 and 5/1 respectively. Despite their injury woes, Liverpool has more than enough fire power to trouble the Wolves defence with Salah, Jota and Mane all being dangerous in the final third. Nuno’s men will definitely fancy their chances but very few have tried and succeeded in taking points off of this Liverpool team. The LIV vs WOL Today Match Prediction promises to be an exciting one with both sides being tough teams to break down.
Captain Options –
Mohamed Salah – Despite testing positive for Covid-19, Mohamed Salah is on 10 goals and 2 assists in all competitions in just 13 starts. He also has 3 goal contributions in his last 3 Premier League games. He has created 23 goals-scoring chances and has a pass accuracy of 83%, with 15 successful dribbles in the league.
Diogo Jota – Having made the switch from Wolves to Liverpool, Jota will be ready to face his old club in fine form. He has 9 goals in 8 starts so far with 5 goals in 5 starts in the Premier League. He averages a goal every 84.11 minutes and will look to continue that run against his former side.
Sadio Mane – Mane has 5 goals and 2 assists so far which is lesser than his usual tallies but is still very impressive. In the Premier League, he has created 16 goal scoring chances with 23 successful dribbles owing to his pace on the ball.
Wolverhampton Wanderers –
Daniel Podence – The 25-year-old has 2 goals and 2 assists so far but will be expected to step those numbers up in the absence of Raul Jimenez. He has created 11 goal-scoring chances so far with a pass accuracy of 80% and 14 successful dribbles too.
Pedro Neto – The young Portuguese has found the net in his last 2 games and would love to continue that form against a side like Liverpool. He also created 20 goal-scoring chances with an impressive 90% pass accuracy. On the left flank, he has succeeded 16 dribbles with 14 accurate crosses.
Adama Traore – Adama Traore is yet to get off the mark this season but his influence on the Wolves side can not be understated. His fast-paced dribbles are always a menace to the opposition defence and he has succeeded in 34 of them. With 9 goal-scoring chances created, Adama Traore will look to run at the weakened Liverpool defence and cause them problems.
Differential Picks –
Andy Robertson – Despite playing in defence, Robertson is a constant attacking threat with a goal and 3 assists in the Premier League so far. He has created 18 goal-scoring chances with 12 accurate crosses and 10 dribbles succeeded as well. He also boasts a pass accuracy of 83%.
Ruben Neves – Playing in a double-pivot, Neves has been excellent both offensively and defensively for Wolves during his time there. He has created 10 goal-scoring chances with a pass accuracy of 85%. His long-range shots are always a threat and he will look to test Liverpool’s third-choice keeper with them.