West Ham vs Wolves
2018/19 English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 1st September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
Despite being “the Hammers”, West Ham has been hammered in their last 3 league games. This has sent them in the last position of the league standings after the 3 played rounds.
This will definitely be a chance for Manuel Pellegrini’s side to redeem themselves at the home ground. To many, this is one of the worst starts of any season for the Hammers.
Pellegrini is definitely contemplating to end the evident woes in his team form and performance in this home fixture. He must bring on a focused Starting XI for this game.
Unquestionably, we shall see Declan Rice and Wilshire starting in midfield. Moreover, Chicharito, Andriy Yarmolenko, and Lucas Perez are all in line to feature in the forward positions.
Wolves have just been promoted into the EPL and are seemingly being hardened by the new environment. Despite lacking a win in the last 3 league matches, they are undefeated in 2 matches which ended in a draw.
For newcomers to the league, we must accept that they are really up to the task. Most notably, they started the season on a high note, drawing 2-2 against Everton. The most surprising result was in their latest league fixture against the reigning title holders.
As the Wolves travel to the London Stadium, the only injury concern for Nuno Santo is Ivan Cavaleiro. Wolves Staring XI will be the squad that frustrated Man City.
West Ham vs Wolves: Head-to-Head
- In the last 5 h2h meetings, West ham has won in three matches.
- On the other hand, Wolves have thrashed the Hammers only once in the last 5 h2h meetings.
- Only 1 draw has been registered in the last 5 meetings.
West Ham vs Wolves Prediction
The hammers, despite their current form, may come into this matchup determined to beat the Wolves for the third successive time in their h2h encounters.
On the contrary, Wolves are resilient and will prove hard to crack for the hammers. They have a good striking power and will not hesitate to exploit every chance to put the ball in the net of the Hammers.
In terms of goals, I cannot foresee many goals here. Perhaps, there may be at most 2 goals here with two outcomes to be considered: a 1-1 draw or a 2-0 home win for the hammers.
West Ham vs Wolves: Betting tips
West ham to win @ 3/2 (2.50)
Under 2.5 goals @ 9/10 (1.90).