The Premier Leage weekend kicks off on Friday night as Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Crystal Palace to Molineux. Wolverhampton Wanderers sit in ninth place currently and go into the weekend on the back of three games without a loss. After claiming back to back victories, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team managed a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United last time out. Wolves were cruising to a victory until a 90th-minute goal for Newcastle United gave them a share of the spoils.
Santo will hope his team can keep their mental strength throughout the 90 minutes versus Crystal Palace on Friday night. The Eagles are eighth in the Premier League having picked up 10 points from 18 possible. They are level on points with Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, a slightly better goal difference has them one place higher in the table.
Since returning to the Premier League in 2018, Wolves have posted a 2W-1D-1L record against Crystal Palace in the league. Only one of those positive results came at Molineux.
Crystal Palace are two-matches unbeaten in the league claiming four points from six. A 1-1 draw with Brighton was followed on matchday 6 with 2-1 win versus Fulham. Can the Eagles continue to fly high or will Wolves clip their wings?
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Wolverhampton Wanderers have played three times at Molineux this season claiming four points from nine possible. A loss to Manchester City was followed by a win versus Fulham and a draw against the previously mentioned Newcastle United. Wolves have posted a –1-goal difference at home scoring three times and allowing four goals. Three of those goals conceded came against Manchester City.
Wolves typically solid defence has been anything but this term. A Europa League August hangover can be blamed for their form, but only partly. Wolves have allowed eight goals in six games in the league. Just six goals have been scored, however.
Crystal Palace have taken six points from nine on their travels. They claimed a win away to Manchester United before losing 4-0 at Stamford Bridge versus Chelsea. Last time on the road, they defeated Fulham 2-1. The Eagles are –1 in goal difference on the road with five goals scored and six allowed.
Last season, Wolves took four of six points off of Crystal Palace. A 1-1 away draw was followed by a 2-0 win at Molineux with Wolves scoring in both halves.
Wolves vs Crystal Palace Team News
Santo continues to have great luck in the injury department at Molineux. The manager has just one player ruled out for the game and that is long-term absentee Jonny Otto.
Statically, Wolves are right on their most important numbers. They have an expected goal figure of 5.00 with 6.00 actual goals scored. Their expected point total is 6.35 with 10.0 points actually taken. They are slightly overachieving in terms of points.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson often has a long list of injured players and week 7 is no different. Nine players currently occupy a place on Hodgson’s injured list. It begs the question: why do Crystal Palace always have so many players absent?
Goalkeeper Jack Butland will miss the game after testing positive for COVID-19. He joins the likes of Connor Wickham, Wayne Hennessey, Gary Cahill and Nathan Ferguson as players set to miss the game through injuries. Hodgson could have Jairo Riedewald, James Tomkins, James McCarthy, and/or Jordan Ayew fit. However, each as at various stages of injury recover. There is no guarantee any of the four will be available.
Wolves vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Daniel Podence scored in the team’s 2-0 win versus Crystal Palace last season at Molineux. The club’s decision to sell Diogo Jota hasn’t hurt the club as much as it possibly could have. Podence has slotted into the forward spot for Jota. The winger has two assists this season and could claim his first goal versus Crystal Palace. He scored in this fixture last season. Can he do it again?
Wolverhampton Wanderers secured to clean sheets versus Crystal Palace in 2019-20. Their match at Molineux finished 2-0 with the home side looking very strong. Crystal Palace’s injury issues could play a hand in the outcome. Hodgson has a laundry list of absentees. Crystal Palace have tallied eight goals for and nine against. They could struggle to breakdown Wolves’ rearguard.
The last four Premier League matches between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace finished with under 2.5 goals scored. These teams do not score many goals when they meet. The Eagles are not built to score many goals and rely heavily on Wilfried Zaha. The winger has scored five of Crystal Palace’s eight goals this campaign in the league. Wolves are similarly reliant on one goalscorer. Raul Jimenez has scored four of Wolves’ six goals.
With both sides lacking goalscorers at the minute, Friday night’s game should be low scoring from start to finish. Wolverhampton Wanderers last two home matches finished with under 2.5 goals scored. They claimed four points from six in those home matches. If Wolves can keep the scoreline low, they should be able to claim a point at the very least at home.
Crystal Palace’s last two matchdays saw an opposing player sent off with a red card. Will Wolves be their third straight league opponent to receive a red card? It is an interesting trend to keep an eye.
So, which side will claim the spoils at Molineux? Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed four points from six last season from Crystal Palace. That included a 2-0 home win. Wolves should get another home victory versus Crystal Palace and move ahead of their rival in the league table. Santo’s side should gain a narrow victory with under 2.5 goals scored once more.
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Wolves vs Crystal Palace Frequently Asked Questions
What are the odds on Wolves winning against Crystal Palace on Friday?
Wolves are priced up at evens (1/1) to beat Crystal Palace on Friday night in the Premier League.A
What are the odds on Crystal Palace winning against Wolves on Friday?
Crystal Palace are underdogs in this match against Wolves. Roy Hodgson's men are priced up at 18/5 to collect three points on Friday night.A
What time is kick-off for Wolves vs Crystal Palace on Friday?
The kick-off time for Wolves vs Crystal Palace on the weekend is 20:00 on Friday 30 October.A