Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Preston North End
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 21th October 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
League leaders Wolves are taking on Preston in a much anticipated Saturday game. Both teams are in a good form and it will be interesting to see which will get an advantage.
Wolves took an important victory before the international break. The team defeated a sturdy opponent like Aston Villa. After a goalless first half the usual suspects in terms of scoring for Wolves Jota and Leo Bonatini both found the net in the second half giving the team all the points.
Preston made an entertaining draw last round against Fulham. The team may feel disappointed with getting just a single point. They played well and organized quickly taking a 2 goal lead as Hugill and Maguire both netted. The second half wasn’t so good though and Preston let Norwood to score first in the 74th minute and then Odoi in the last second of the game for the draw.
Form and Tactical Analysis
The team looks to be in a very good form. They are topping the table with a 2 point cushion and their plays looks impressive. 4 victories in the last 5 games with 2 clean sheets is an outstanding performance for a tough league like Championship. At home they have suffered just a single defeat and it came against Cardiff. The other home results are 4 victories and 1 draw keeping 3 clean sheets in the process.
Wolves are continuing playing a very offensive minded 3-4-3 formation. Leo Bonatini was looking like their main man up front but was dropped in the last 2 games and Jota moved from the wing to center forward position.
Preston are coming into this game at 5th position 5 points behind their opponents. The team is undefeated since the 2nd round but conceded too many draws. 5 level games in the last 9 with 4 victories mixed along with them makes the team unbeaten in 9 games. Away from home the team has 2 victories, 3 draws and a defeat which came against Derby County.
Preston plays compact 4-2-3-1 making it hard for the opposition control the midfield and exploit open spaces. They have kept clean sheets in half of their games but when they concede the game usually goes high in terms of goals.
Wolves vs Preston: Head to head
- 4-3-3 are the stats between the sides in the last 10 meetings. 4 victories for Wolves, 3 for Preston and 3 draws.
- Last season wolves took a minimal 1-0 victory at home and held Preston to a goalless draw at Deepdale.
- At home Wolves have 3 victories and 2 defeats against Preston.
- 5 of the last 6 games saw less than 2.5 goals.
Wolves vs Preston: Prediction
Wolverhampton did a fine job in the summer and now the team looks more than capable of getting a promotion. They have plenty of quality and depth and with their home advantage Preston will need a bit of luck to avoid the defeat.
The home advantage coupled with the quality Wolves have gives them outstanding chance to get the points.
Wolves vs Preston: Bet Tips
Wolves to win for 1.74 odd.
A decent alternative is Over 1.5 team goals for Wolves at 1.86.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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