The Wolverhampton Wanderers are on the road in Liverpool on Sunday, as they look to put together a big upset. The success that Liverpool has had at Anfield has been well-documented. They are on a 64-match unbeaten streak at home. There have been some draws in there, it hasn’t been all wins, but somebody is still looking to beat Liverpool at Anfield for the first time in over 64 matches. Could it be Wolves on Sunday?
It’s going to take a big effort for them, but not impossible. Wolves have been playing some fairly decent football thus far in the 2020-21 campaign. They’ve posted a record of 5-2-3 with 17 points. That isn’t enough to put them into Champions League contention right now, but they hope to avoid disappointment this season. They were barely left outside of the Europa League with 59 points.
Wolves tied Tottenham at 59 points, but Tottenham had the tiebreaker to go to the Europa League qualifiers. That’s a frustrating end to a fairly productive season. Wolves finished seventh with a record of 15-14-9. It’s two points better than they did the previous season, but they were good enough to reach the qualifier stage of the Europa League with that record in 2018-19.
It would do a whole lot for their confidence if they can secure a win, or even play tough for a draw at Anfield on Sunday. Wolves are coming off a very nice 2-1 win over Arsenal last week. They lost the possession battle, but put five shots on target as opposed to just two for Arsenal. Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence both found the back of the net to lead the way for Wolves. It was their first win since a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on October 10.
Liverpool goes into their 11th match of the season with a record of 6-3-1 and 21 points. The top of the table is tight early in the season, with Tottenham, Chelsea, and Liverpool all within a point of one another. The defending EPL champs have some company, but are going to give another good account in the 2020-21 campaign. They are coming off a 1-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday. Head below our free Liverpool vs. Wolves pick for December 6, 2020.
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Liverpool took a draw against Brighton in their most recent EPL match on November 28. This was following an impressive blowout of Leicester City, 3-0, two week ago on November 22. Holding for a draw against Manchester City on the road prior to that wasn’t a bad effort by Liverpool either. They’re most impressive win of the month had to be a 5-0 clinic versus Atalanta on November 3 in the Champions League. Note that Liverpool is currently first in Group D with 12 points.
Liverpool has been unstoppable at Anfield with 64 straight matches undefeated at home. It’s one of the craziest streaks in all of sports. You would figure maybe one or two bad spots for Liverpool at home because of injuries or suspensions, but that hasn’t been the case. The worst they’ve done in those situations was draw against the competition. Liverpool has recorded an average of 2.8 goals and conceded 1.2 goals per match at home in the 2020-21 Premier League. In Champions League, Liverpool has recorded 1 goal and 0.67 goals conceded through five matches.
Wolves have failed to draw or beat Liverpool in three straight matches. They’ve been losers by scores of 2-0, 1-0, and 2-1 in their previous three matches. In the EPL, Liverpool has beaten Wolves in seven straight matches. Two wins for Wolves since 2010 against Liverpool was in the FA Cup, but not the EPL schedule. Overall, Liverpool owns a record of 9-2-3 over Wolves, dating back to January of 2004. Note that the Wanderers have recorded 1 goal and conceded 1.2 per match on the road through ten matches in the 2020-21 season. This match has all the makings of a 2-1 final in favour of Liverpool at Anfield.