Wolves vs Brighton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
Wolves fell down to 8th place in the Premier League ladder after a 3-1 defeat to Southampton seven days ago. The loss clearly came as a consequence of a devastating FA Cup elimination when Nuno Espirito Santo’s men dropped a two-goal cushion to lose 3-2 to Watford in a huge semi-final at Wembley Stadium.
Can Portuguese manage lift spirits inside his dressing room ahead of Saturday’s 34th round fixture against relegation-threatened Brighton & Hove Albion.
Visitors are yet to secure survival in the elite class of English football, at least mathematically. They are five points above the red-zone line and have a game in hand on Cardiff City.
Nevertheless, the Seagulls have quite a challenging schedule in the next couple of weeks with games against Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City upcoming. They will thus be desperate to take advantage of Wolves’ negative momentum to bag a super important victory at Molineux.
Wolves vs Brighton: Head-to-head
Brighton will rely heavily on the head to head tradition as they’ve dominated this match-up over the course of history.
The Seagulls won 11, drew 7 and lost just 3 of 21 ties with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Brighton head into this off the back of three successive victories over Wolves.
Wolverhampton Wanderers scored just one goal in last five head to head encounters with Brighton.
Just one of last 13 head to head affairs between these two likes saw three or more goals scored.
Wolves vs Brighton: Prediction
The Seagulls have huge problems with the lack of attacking creativity. They failed to find the back of the net in last four games in all competitions. To make things worse, they suffered a demolishing 0-5 home defeat to Bournemouth last Saturday.
One of team’s main stars, Anthony Knockaert, was sent off in the mentioned catastrophe against the Cherries and he will not be available to feature this tie with Wolves.
Brighton were generally struggling on travels throughout the entire season and we can’t see them do much against 8th-placed Wolves in spite of the aforementioned head to head record.
Wolves vs Brighton: Bet Tips
Wolves to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Wolves to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1).