English Premier League

Liverpool v Wolves: Back 5/1 Bet Builder as Reds to give Klopp a winning send-off

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp takes charge of his final Liverpool game

Paul Higham is backing Liverpool to give Jurgen Klopp a winning send-off at Anfield against Wolves, while also picking out a 5/16.00 Bet Builder in an area both teams excel.

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In a weekend where the title is heading to either Manchester or North London, both Pep Guardiola's and Mikel Arteta's side must turn up on Sunday, just incase the other does win. City know the title is theirs with a win, whilst Arsenal are relying on West Ham to do them a favour and any dropped points from City means the Gunners can win the title with a win over Everton.

Betfair have decided to get involved in the title race, and offer a Superboost across both title defining matches, with both the West Ham and Everton GK each to make 3+ saves, now priced at 1/12.00 (was [1/4!]).

Interestingly, only Man Utd's goalkeeper has a higher save ratio than Everton's (74%) and West Ham's (73%), with Jordan Pickford (3.2) and Alphone Areola (4.3) averaging over the 3+ barrier in their Premier League games this season.

Both 'keepers are set to be very busy on Sunday, as not only do they come up against sides who need to win, they come up against sides who are in red hot form in front of goal.

Man City are averaging 7.6 shots on target per home game in 2024, firing 36 on target across their last three games. They also lead the league overall this season with 7.2 per game.

Arsenal meanwhile, have managed 3+ shots on target in all eight of their home games in 2024, averaging 7.1 per game since the turn of the year.

Expect Pickford and Areola to be in the firing line on Sunday.

Liverpool v Wolves
Sunday 19 May, 16:30 kick-off
Live on Sky Sports Premier League

There'll be tears at Anfield on Sunday as Jurgen Klopp says goodbye to Liverpool after his magical spell transformed the club back into a genuine European powerhouse.

Wolves are there to spoilt the party and in all honesty the result is secondary so this game will be a tough one to predict - even as massive home favourites at 1/81.12 the emotion of the occasion could easily get to Liverpool's players.

So Gary O'Neil's side would not be the worst 14/115.00 away outsiders in the world had they not won just once in 10 games (against Luton) and concede 2+ goals in seven of those.

And the way Liverpool have been defending then both teams to score at 6/101.60 looks assured while over 3.5 goals is 4/71.57 and has landed in the Reds' last three games. You can pair them both at around Evens.

You couldn't totally rule out the draw at 8/19.00 but Wolves just look like they're gagging for the season to end, and with the Kop in full voice Liverpool will be running themselves into the ground for their departing spiritual leader. They've surely got one more win left in them.

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It's the last game of the season, but the Anfield atmosphere alone should ensure there's a high tempo, and while we're expecting goals and shots what both these teams excel at is giving away fouls.

They're second and third in the foul table with over 12 per game on average, with Joao Gomes leading the way for Wolves with 72 fouls this season.

Gomes is 8/131.61 for 2+ fouls at Anfield - a bet that's landed in six of his last eight.

English Premier League - Top 5 Fouls

Team Played Fouls Av/Game
Bournemouth 38 507 13.3
Wolves 38 476 12.5
Liverpool 38 463 12.2
Crystal Palace 38 457 12
Everton 38 457 12
Chelsea 38 446 11.7
Luton 38 443 11.7
Burnley 38 429 11.3
Nottm Forest 38 428 11.3
Tottenham 38 425 11.2
Sheff Utd 38 423 11.1
Brighton 38 414 10.9
Aston Villa 38 412 10.8
Man Utd 38 401 10.6
Arsenal 38 391 10.3
West Ham 38 390 10.3
Newcastle 38 386 10.2
Brentford 38 385 10.1
Fulham 38 384 10.1
Man City 38 289 7.6
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For Liverpool, Luis Diaz is 5/61.84 for 2+ fouls, which he's managed in three of his last four to take his season tally to 71.

The only Liverpool player with a better record is Alexis Mac Allister as the World Cup winner has given away 80 fouls in the current campaign with plenty of multiple foul games.

The Argentinian is 1/12.00 for 2+ fouls against Wolves - and he's managed that in three of his last four games so is more than likely to add to his tally.

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