It’s coming again, another week of Premier League action and if it’s as explosive as the midweek headlines were then we are in for a treat! This sees the return of Friday football, which means that there are games on almost every day of the week and I love the accessibility to football that we as fans have these days. It means that people like me have a lot more to write about!
Wolves vs. Liverpool
So, the first game should be a quality introduction to the weekend’s action, with Wolves taking on Klopp’s Liverpool. The reason this is going to be one hell of a match, is because we have both teams coming into the game on big win streaks. Liverpool are currently unbeaten and have won their last 4 Premier Leagues games, with the win over Napoli for Champions League qualification in the middle. They looked terrifying in their win over United last week that, sadly, will probably be Jose Mourinho’s lasting legacy at United now (more on that later). Although they wreaked havoc on United, I’m not sure they’ll have the chance to do the same to Wolves, as I reckon the game against a demotivated, possibly rebellious United will be different to the one away to a team that is absolutely rocking right now, despite there only being a point separating them (that sounds horrible to say).
Wolves themselves are currently on a 3 game win streak and are finally starting to show some of the point-winning potential that I picked them out for at the start of the season. In addition to this, Wolves have a story this season so far of managing to successfully frustrate the big teams. In fact, I just looked it up and you can check yourself, apart from Tottenham, Wolves are unbeaten against every top 9 team in the Premier League right now! Seriously, check it out if you need to! When I started writing this prediction, I was only going to mention their record against the Manchester clubs, but then I remembered the win vs. Chelsea, then the draw with Arsenal and then I realised that their play against the big teams this season has been phenomenal.
So, while both teams will absolutely be going for the win here, whilst coming in on great records, I still think that Jurgen’s team might well be able to find the breakthrough. I do not think that they will destroy their opponents a la last weekend, I expect them to have to work and work hard for it, but I think they will get themselves over the line. Mo Salah is back to scoring again, so that means Liverpool are back to scoring again (no I’m not saying they’re a one man team before you start) as he has a huge impact on their play. Nuno Espirito Santo may hope that their siege tactics may work out well again and they could frustrate Liverpool like Red Star Belgrade did, it’s not impossible, but I’m going for the scousers this time.
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