Sunday, March 3, 2024

Predictions: Fulham vs Wolves

Verdict: Wolves double chance

Best Odds: 4/7

Bookmaker: Olympusbet

Looking to mark their return from November’s international break with a statement in west London, Wolves will travel to Craven Cottage on Monday night.

Fulham

Starting with the hosts, while Fulham might have shocked many last season as they secured a top-half finish on their Premier League return, Marco Silva’s side have struggled to find a similar level this time around. Last seen heading into November’s international break with a routine 3-1 loss away at Aston Villa, the former Everton boss has seen his side muster just a single victory from their previous seven top-flight appearances. With that extended rut stemming all the way back to September 16th, Fulham should also be concerned by a nightmare record against Monday’s guests. Despite snatching a 1-1 stalemate when they welcomed Wolves to Craven Cottage back on February 24th, Silva’s men have failed to claim a single win from any of their last six meetings. Battling it out in the bottom-half of the Premier League table, Fulham do have the feel of a squad seeking a much-welcomed boost.

Team News

Sustaining a knee injury earlier in the month, Fulham have already confirmed that former Flamengo starlet Rodrigo Muniz will not feature again until the middle of December. Likewise, not making a single Premier League appearance since back on August 28th, the Cottagers will also be without defender Tosin Adarabioyo here.

Notching a first Premier League strike of the season against Aston Villa prior to November’s international break, ex-Wolves striker Raul Jimenez will spearhead the charge against his former club on Monday night.

Wolves

As for the visitors, while Wolves might have been dealing with a string of issues behind the scenes at Mollineaux over the summer, Gary O’Neil’s side should find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Heading into November’s international break with a famous last-gasp comeback at home against Tottenham as they secured a 2-1 win, the former Bournemouth boss now has a top-half finish at the top of his agenda. Opening up October with an action-packed 2-2 draw against Champions League outfit Newcastle, Wolves have lost just one of their previous seven top-flight outings. With that purple patch stemming all the way back to September 16th, Monday’s guests will arrive in west London confident of springing another upset. Unbeaten in all of their last six showdowns against the Cottagers, Wolves should be relishing a trip to Craven Cottage here.

Team News

Sustaining a hamstring injury against Newcastle last month, Wolves will travel to Craven Cottage on Monday night without attacking talisman Pedro Neto. However, aside from the Portuguese attacker, O’Neil’s squad have reported a clean bill of health here.

Although former Atletico Madrid striker Matheus Cunha might have bagged just a pair of Premier League strikes this season, the 24-year-old will lead Wolves’ charge in west London. Expected to sign a new deal at Mollineaux, South Korean international Hee-Chan Hwang will partner Cunha in the final third.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When the two sides last met back on February 24th, Monday’s opponents played out a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.
    • Wolves are unbeaten in each of their previous six showdowns against Fulham across all competitions.
    • O’Neil’s side have lost just one of their previous seven Premier League appearances – a run that stems back to September 16th.
    • Fulham have recorded just a single win from their last seven meetings against Premier League opposition.
    • Wolves have lost just a single contest at Craven Cottage since way back in March 2012.

    Conclusion

    Heading into November’s international break with a stunning 2-1 victory at home against Tottenham, Wolves should be relishing a return to Premier League action here. Losing just one of their last seven top-flight appearances, Monday’s guests should be excited by a trip to Craven Cottage here. Despite settling for a 1-1 stalemate when they travelled to west London back on February 24th, it should be noted that Wolves are unbeaten in each of their previous six meetings against Silva’s struggling squad. Likewise, suffering just a sole defeat at Craven Cottage since way back in March 2012, we are predicting an away double chance on Monday night.

    Verdict: Wolves double chance

    Best Odds: 4/7

    Bookmaker: Olympusbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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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