Best odds: 43/20
As we continue through to the end of the Premier League season, English football’s top flight is back with a host of fascinating midweek fixtures in the next few days. There are clubs at both ends of the table who have something to prove, with pretty much all of them still fighting for something. Today, we’ll be taking a look at what should be a fascinating clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace as the fight for survival heats up.
Just when Wolves fans think they can relax, they seem to get dragged back into the mix as this relegation battle rages on. Julen Lopetegui has been able to bring a new structure to the first team but unfortunately, it hasn’t led to the kind of consistency he would’ve hoped for in the results department. This is a squad that, by all accounts, is far too good to go down, but the relentless nature of the Premier League means that they still have work to do in order to reach that 40-point mark.
Kalajdzic and Chiquinho are both still injured for the hosts whereas B.Traore and Lemina are listed as doubtful.
Crystal Palace supporters will be the first ones to tell you that they didn’t see this coming. In the wake of Patrick Vieira’s departure and Roy Hodgson’s return, they’ve gone unbeaten with 10 points from a possible 12. It’s the kind of run that now leaves them on the verge of safety and that’s a real testament to the experience Don Roy brings to the table. With that being said, one more win is what the masses will be craving so that they can really begin to plan for next season.
Zaha, Clyne and Ferguson all remain on the shelf for the Eagles ahead of their trip to the Black Country.
Factors to consider
– In their last meeting back in October, Palace beat Wolves 2-1.
– Wolves have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six games.
– Palace have won three, drawn one and lost two of their last six games.
– Wolves have scored eight goals and conceded nine in their last six games.
– Palace have scored 10 goals and conceded seven in their last six games.
With four straight wins over Wolves in all competitions, Palace will understandably be feeling confident in their ability to get the better of the Midlanders at Molineux. Still, this is quite an even match-up when you take a look at the form book and their respective styles, which is why we think they’re both going to throw caution to the wind. It’ll be a tight affair and in the end, we’ll be left with an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Best odds: 43/20
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