Monday, May 29, 2023

Prediction: Wolves vs Everton

Verdict: Wolves draw no bet 

Best Odds: 21/20

Bookmaker: Luckster

In what looks like it could be a season-defining showdown from the football of the Premier League table this weekend, Everton will travel to Molineux on Saturday afternoon.


Starting with the hosts, after eventually getting hit with a routine 2-0 loss away at Manchester United last weekend, Wolves will certainly be glad to make a return to home soil here. While Julen Lopetegui’s side might have continued to gain a reputation for their extended issues outside of the Midlands, the one-time Real Madrid boss has seen his squad continue to shine at Molineux. Last seen in front of their own supporters putting in a stellar display as they claimed a 1-0 victory against local rivals and European outsiders Aston Villa, Wolves will be looking to make another hometown statement on Saturday afternoon. In fact, on a run that is highlighted by a 1-0 win against Chelsea on April 8th, Lopetegui’s men have won each of their last four straight Premier League showdowns on home soil. Likewise, it should also be noted, the Wanderers have not conceded a single top-flight strike at Molinuex in almost 400 minutes of action.

Team News

Still dealing with respective long-term injury issues, Wolves will be without the duo of Chiquinho and Sasa Kalajdzic will not feature for the remainder of the season. Not making a single Premier League start since back on April 8th, Daniel Podence will be hoping for a full recall here.

Although former Chelsea striker Diego Costa might have recorded just a single strike since making his Premier League return last year, the 34-year-old should once again spearhead Lopetegui’s attack this weekend.


As for the visitors, although Everton might have claimed that remarkable 5-1 romp away at Brighton earlier in the month, Sean Dyche’s side certainly came crashing back down to earth last weekend. Eventually getting hit with a routine 3-0 drumming at home against defending champions Manchester City, the former Burnley boss still finds his squad at the heart of a real relegation scrap. Making the trip to Molineux on Saturday afternoon holding just a one point buffer from slipping back into the drop zone, the Toffees will be more than aware that they face a season-defining showdown in the Midlands. However, despite springing a major upset at the Amex on May 8th, that is the only Premier League win that Everton have claimed from their last nine straight appearances – a run that stems back to March 11th. Likewise, suffering a 2-1 loss when they welcomed Wolves to Merseyside for their reverse Premier League meeting on Boxing Day, Dyche’s side will face another stern test here.

Team News

In what could be a major blow for Everton this weekend, Dyche’s side are sweating over the fitness of attacking talisman Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Ex-Leicester winger Demarai Gray could be handed a full recall on Saturday afternoon.

The Toffees will travel to the Midlands this weekend without the likes of Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey and Andros Townsend. However, Everton remain hopeful that Vitali Mykolenko could make his return from a recent thigh issue.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Wolves and Everton met for their reverse Premier League meeting on Boxing Day, Wolves clinched a last-gasp 2-1 win at Goodison Park.
    • Likewise, Saturday’s hosts have won each of their last three straight Premier League meetings against the Toffees.
    • Despite claiming that 5-1 win away at Brighton earlier in the month, that is the only victory that Everton have picked up from their last nine appearances.
    • Wolves have won each of their last four straight Premier League showdowns at Molineux by an aggregate score 6-0.
    • Everton have managed to record just a single victory away from Goodison Park since way back on October 1st.


    Although Everton might face a crucial showdown on Saturday afternoon, Dyche’s side should be bracing themselves for a stern examination at Molineux. Watching Wolves win each of their last four straight Premier League home fixtures by an aggregate score of 6-0, the former Burnley boss should also be worried by a downbeat record against this weekend’s hosts. Suffering a last-gasp 2-1 loss when they welcomed Wolves to Goodison Park for their reverse Premier League meeting on Boxing Day, Everton have lost each of their last three appearances against Lopetegui’s men. Likewise, with Everton securing just a single top-flight win outside of Merseyside since way back on October 1st, a home draw no bet can be found at appealing odds here.

    Verdict: Wolves draw no bet 

    Best Odds: 21/20

    Bookmaker: Luckster


    Tom Dunstan

    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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