Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers to win 3-0
Best Odds: 11/1
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth will face each other in the Premier League this coming weekend. The match between Wolves and the Cherries will be held at Molineux Stadium and is scheduled to kick off at 3pm UK time on Saturday.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are not having the best of seasons, but they have recovered under manager Julen Lopetegui. Although Wolves are still not out of the woods, recent results and performances have been very good and encouraging. With teams around them, such as Leeds United, Southampton and Everton struggling, it now looks likely that Wolves will retain their Premier League status for next season.
Wolves are 15th in the Premier League table at the moment with 23 points from 22 matches. The Wanderers are five points above the relegation zone. Lopetegui’s side are above Southampton, Bournemouth, Everton, Leeds and West Ham United in the standings. Wolves are just a point worse off than Nottingham Forest and Leicester City.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Jose Sa will stay between the sticks, while Ruben Neves will be part of a two-man at the midfield base. Mario Lemina is suspended. Joao Moutinho will start.
Bournemouth have struggled all season, and it looks very likely that the Cherries will go down to the Championship at the end of the campaign. Things are really looking bleak for Bournemouth, and it would take a miracle for them to finish above the bottom three this season.
Gary O’Neil’s side, who won promotion from the Championship at the end of last season, are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 18 points from 22 matches. The Cherries are level on points with third-from-bottom Everton, three points above bottom team Southampton, and a point behind 17th-placed Leeds United.
Bournemouth will head into the match against Wolves away from home on the back of 1-1 draw with Newcastle United in front of their own fans in the Premier League. It came after a 1-0 loss at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion away from home in the league and followed a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.
Bournemouth are likely to start in a 4-4-1-1 formation. Solanke will lead the line on his own, Traore will play behind him in attacking midfield. Neto will be between the sticks.
Key Factors to Consider
- Wolverhampton Wanderers have scored 17 goals in 22 Premier League matches.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers have conceded 31 goals in 22 Premier League matches.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers have won 3 of their last 5 Premier League games.
- Bournemouth have won 4 out of 22 Premier League games this season.
- Bournemouth have conceded 44 goals in 22 Premier League games this season.
While Bournemouth are fighting for their lives and will make it really tough for Wolverhampton Wanderers, it is really hard to see the home team drop all three points in front of their own fans. Now, there is a chance that the Cherries could sneak in a goal, but given how Wolves have been playing in recent matches, it is very likely that they will pick up all three points from one of the Premier League’s poorest teams with relative ease.
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