The extensive schedule of 32 matches for the third round of the 2018/2019 England Cup comes to an end on Monday, January 8, with the Wolves and Liverpool meeting. The duel is set at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, and kick-off scheduled for 5:45 pm (GMT).The FA Cup is the oldest football tournament in the world. It had its first edition in the season 1871-1872 and is open to professional and amateur clubs. There are more than 700 participants. After preliminary stages, the real contest started two stages ago and now receives the teams considered big. A peculiarity of the tournament is that games are not always eliminatory. In case there is a winner, the definition is made. However, if the duel finishes tied, the regulation establishes the replay, that is, a new match is played with inverted field control. Only in this second game is a definition forced, whether in extra time or penalty shootout.
Home owners will have two other advantages besides field control. One is the recovery time compared to the previous game. While Liverpool had their most recent Premier League fixture on Thursday, January 3, the Wolves played on Wednesday, January 2.The result, however, was not the best. At home, he lost to Crystal Palace 2-0. Thus, getting parked in the 29 points (eight wins, five draws and eight losses), fell to ninth place in the English Championship.The advantage of a further 24 hours in the preparation may seem like little, but ends up gaining a greater significance after a four-round period in less than two weeks of the Premier League.The second aspect that can weigh in favor of Wolves is precisely his lack of interest in the dispute of the English Championship. Having as a goal to escape from relegation, the team, which makes its season of returning to the elite, is fulfilling its purpose with pleasure. It has 13 points of advantage in comparison with the Southampton, eighteenth place and first in the region of the sticking.This allows Portuguese coach Nuno Espírito Santo to dedicate himself more earnestly to the FA Cup. Even because, you do not have big problems that prevent you from having your cast. The only limitation presented to climb the team is the injury of striker Diogo Jota, who follows the care of the medical department.
Liverpool, by contrast, has a full focus on the fight for the English Premier League. After all, the Reds have never been able to win the title since the Premier League was formed. By then, they were the biggest champions of the country. They were eventually outnumbered by Manchester United.On Thursday, January 3, they saw their seven-point advantage over Manchester City, their biggest rival in this battle, being reduced to four points. They lost the classic to the blues in Manchester by 2 to 1, getting parked in the 54 points (17 wins, three draws and a loss).Now it remains to know how coach Jurgen Klopp and the cast will react to the loss of unbeaten record, even if the lead has been maintained. As the next English Premier League game is scheduled for January 12 against Brighton at the rivals’ stadium, he is unlikely to qualify for Monday’s game.In this way, you must maintain the base of the team you have been using in the Premier League games accepting only the limitations imposed by injuries. Defenders Joe Gomes and Joel Matip and striker Dominic Solanke are in the infirmary.
Football Prediction of the Day Wolves vs Liverpool
Liverpool defeated Wolves 2-0 at the rival’s stadium in the first round of the 2018/2019 English League season. By then, the most recent match involving the teams had been in the 2016/2017 edition of the FA Cup. At Anfield Road, the Wolves knocked out the hosts 2-1.
Although clearly the FA Cup is not the most important competition for Liverpool, a elimination after the defeat for Manchester City could have repercussions on the aspect of confidence also in the Premier League. Therefore, it is very likely that the team enter the spirit of pursuing the classification also in the FA Cup. Thus, although Wolves have shown to be a very solid team throughout the season, the prognosis in the victory of the visitors seems to be the most suitable option for guess.
Bet Tips: Liverpool