Wolves vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 29th September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
Molineux Stadium will be full to capacity as the Wolves host the Saints in this Saturday clash.
Wolves are coming into this matchup with low spirits after failing to qualify for the next round of the Carabao Cup. They lost to Leicester in a matchup which ended in a goalless draw and the teams headed to a penalty shootout. Wolves were edged out of the cup after netting 1 penalty against 3 for their opponents.
However, they remain focused when it comes to the EPL with their continued display of above-average team form and performance. Their last EPL fixture against Manchester United ended in 1-1 draw. This was a major achievement for Wolverhampton. The team has a clean bill of health ahead of this home game. In my view, there will be no major changes to the squad that features at Old Trafford last weekend.
Southampton is currently suffering from the inability to remain consistent. They have a mixture of form and it is difficult to predict their performance in any game. They have only won 1 EPL game. Most notably, they will be coming into this Saturday game having lost their previous EPL fixture against the high flying Liverpool.
The saint will be without Manolo Gabbiadini and Mohamed Elyounoussi who have are still out with injuries. Additionally, Danny Ings will be coming back having missed last weekend’s against his parent club, Liverpool. We should expect Hughes to make changes to the squad with an aim of getting something from this away game.
Wolves vs Southampton: Head-to-Head
In the last 5 h2h meetings, Wolves have been the most dominant having won 3 encounters.
Southampton has won only once and only 1 draw has been recorded in the last 5 meetings.
Wolves vs Southampton: Prediction
Despite being among the newly promoted teams, Wolves are currently stronger than most of the EPL league teams. They have proven to be a hard nut to crack having not lost any of their last 4 league matches. This makes them the favorites to clinch a win in this matchup.
Southampton is not stable and may be in for another beating in this away game. Nevertheless, they may not be able to easily penetrate a more determined defensive line of the wolves.
Wolves vs Southampton: Betting Tips
Wolverhampton to win @ 6/7 (1.85).