Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton prediction, start time, odds: Top FA Cup picks, best bets for Jan. 7, 2023

Liverpool start their quest for a ninth association title on Saturday when they host Wolverhampton in a 2022-23 FA Cup third-round match at Anfield. The Reds have been floundering in English Premier League play, and injuries have derailed any title hopes after they finished as runners-up last season. They are sixth in the EPL table, 18 points behind leader Arsenal and seven points out of a top-four spot. Liverpool suffered a shocking 3-1 loss to Brentford in league play on Monday. Wolves drew 1-1 with Aston Villa on Wednesday and are in 19th place but look to turn things around under a new manager brought in before the break.

Kickoff in Liverpool, England is set for 3 pm ET. Liverpool are -675 favorites (risk $675 to win $100) in the latest Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Wolves are +600 underdogs, a draw is priced at +600 and the over/under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before locking in any Wolves vs. Liverpool picks, make sure you check out the FA Cup predictions and best bets from proven SportsLine soccer insider Martin Green.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.

Green is 7-2 on his soccer picks since the break and 6-3 on his 2022-23 FA Cup picks so far. He also went 23-23-1 on his World Cup picks and crushed his tournament predictions on the Early Edge. He backed the USMNT to advance (+100), Kylian Mbappe to win the Golden Boot (+900) and Netherlands, England and Argentina all to win their groups (+210) among his correct picks.

Now, Green has looked at the Liverpool vs. Wolves matchup from every angle and just locked in his picks and FA Cup predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Wolves vs. Liverpool:

  • Liverpool vs. Wolves spread: Liverpool -2.5 (+140)
  • Liverpool vs. Wolves over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Liverpool vs. Wolves money line: Liverpool -675, Wolves +1500, Draw +600
  • LIV: The Reds have conceded 10 goals in their past eight matches overall
  • WLV: Wolves have scored nine in their past eight games in all competitions
  • Liverpool vs. Wolves picks: See picks here

Why you should back Liverpool

With the Premier League title almost certainly out of reach and the Reds already eliminated from the EFL Cup, this is their only chance at glory. A ninth title would put them behind only Arsenal (14) and Man City (12) for most FA Cup triumphs. They have won seven straight meetings with Wolves and are the far superior team. Wolverhampton also could lack motivation as they need to be more focused on getting out of the relegation zone in league play. The last meeting between the teams ended with Liverpool holding a 29-7 shot advantage in a 3-1 victory.

Wolves have scored just 11 goals in 17 league matches while conceding 27. The Reds have scored 34 and allowed 22. Mohamed Salah (seven EPL goals) and Darwin Nunez (five) are expected to be joined up top by new winger Cody Gakpo. The 23-year-old was a star at the World Cup, scoring in three straight games for the Netherlands. He had nine in 14 Dutch Eredivisie matches with PSV Eindhoven. Irishman Caoimhin Kelleher is expected to get the node in the net and will be out to prove himself. He played a key role in the team’s run to the title last year.

Why you should back Wolves

Wolverhampton haven’t had a lot of success against the Reds overall, but it’s a different story in the FA Cup. They have eliminated Liverpool in five of their seven meetings in the competition. In fact, their only two victories in the past 13 meetings came in 2017 and 2019 FA Cup matches. The Reds have gone out four times in their seven third-round matches as the Cup holders. They haven’t beaten Wolves in the competition since 1952.

Wolves have looked improved since Julen Lopetegui took over as manager before the World Cup break, going 2-1-1 overall since then. Their only loss in that span was a tight 1-0 setback to a strong Manchester United side. They beat Gillingham 2-0 in the EFL Cup and knocked off Everton 2-1 before that. Daniel Podence scored his fourth league goal against Aston Villa, and the team hopes he is recovered from a knock suffered later in the match. Atletico Madrid loanee Matheus Cunha could be ready for a full match after playing 25 minutes on Wednesday. He made only eight starts with Atletico last season but had six goals.

How to make Liverpool vs. Wolves picks

Green has broken down the Wolverhampton vs. Liverpool match from every angle. He is leaning Over 2.5 goals and has three other confident best bets, two offering plus-money payouts, and his full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his FA Cup picks and analysis at SportsLine.

So, who wins Liverpool vs. Wolves in Saturday’s FA Cup match? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Wolves vs. Liverpool match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasonsand find out.

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