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Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers Betting: Klopp's men set for another defensive test

10:10 GMT 27/01/2017
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The Reds will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the FA Cup but our tipster is backing the visitors to get on the scoresheet at Anfield

Liverpool head into Saturday's FA Cup fourth round clash during their worst run of the season, with the Reds having won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions.

Wednesday evening saw Jurgen Klopp's men beaten by Southampton in the semi-final of the EFL Cup, as Liverpool went down 1-0 at Anfield to succumb to a 2-0 aggregate defeat.

The defeat itself will hurt of course, but perhaps of even greater concern for Klopp will be the fact that his side failed to score in 180 minutes against the Saints, and despite having the likes of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana all in the side, Liverpool looked a little devoid of ideas.

The Premier League's highest-scoring side have now failed to find the back of the net in four of their last six fixtures in all competitions, and while the idea that the Merseysiders' season is unravelling may be a little far fetched, anything other than a convincing win against Wolves will see the pressure mount.

The visitors, meanwhile, head to Anfield devoid of pressure or expectation, and while Wolves' main priority is trying to put more distance between themselves and the Championship relegation zone, Paul Lambert's men will be aiming to enjoy themselves and make life as difficult as possible for Liverpool, as they did to Stoke in the previous round.

Bet365 offer a home win at 2/7 (1.28) while Wolves can be backed at 10/1 (11.00) and the draw is offered at 11/2 (6.50).

It is interesting to note that while Wolves languish in 18th place in the Championship table, the side have scored more goals on the road than leaders Brighton. Wolves' undoing has been the number of goals conceded at home, which is the second highest in the division, but having won 2-0 at Stoke in the previous round and having netted in nine of their last 10 games,

Lambert's men will feel they can score at Anfield. Liverpool have conceded in four of their last six games and there are definite questions over the resilience of their defence. The price of even money (2.00) for both teams to score looks tempting, with this selection paying out eight times in matches at Anfield this season.

Both teams to score at evens (2.00) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365