Wolverhampton Wanderers host Southampton on Saturday at Molineux as both sides look to improve their Premier League table position. Bruno Lage’s Wolves head into the weekend in eighth place. Six points separate Wolverhampton Wanderers from fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Southampton’s arrival at Molineux.
Southampton are 11th in the league standings prior to the weekend’s action kicking off. The Saints are unbeaten in four straight Premier League games and a win over Wolves could take them as high as ninth if results elsewhere go their way. Twelve points now separate Southampton from relegation. If Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team can continue to pick up points at a steady pace, a mid-table finish will occur this season.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have won back-to-back matches against Southampton ahead of this weekend’s fixture. The Old Gold went to St. Mary’s Stadium and claimed a 1-0 win earlier this season. Six of the last eight matches between these teams finished in positive results for Wolves. Can Lage’s team continue their recent run of good form?
Wolves vs Southampton Betting Odds
Both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton are coming off of FA Cup third round wins. Wolverhampton defeated Sheffield United at Molineux 3-0. Daniel Podence scored on either side of a Nelson Semedo strike. Southampton needed extra-time to defeat Swansea away from home. After the game finished 1-1 at full-time, the teams traded goals in extra-time until Shane Long bagged a 102nd-minute winner.
Hasenhuttl’s team has had a busy week. Southampton were back in action on Tuesday night. They played a previously postponed game against Brentford at St. Mary’s Stadium. The match finished 4-1 in Southampton’s favour as Jan Bednarek, Armando Broja, and Che Adams scored goals. A Brentford own goal also helped Southampton to a win.
Wolverhampton Wanderers go into the game at the best betting odds of 6/5. Wolves are unbeaten in five of their last six home matches. Southampton are at the best betting odds of 13/5. The Saints are undefeated in their last two matches away from home. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 23/10.
Wolves vs Southampton Team News
Lage could be without up top six players for the game on Saturday at Molineux. Pedro Neto is still ruled out with a knee injury. He is due back in February. Yerson Mosquera is also due back in February following a thigh injury. Lage could get full-back Jonny Otto back in the team for February following a knee injury.
Hee Chang Hwang is nearing a return from a thigh injury, but still isn’t fit to play. Willy Boly’s injury problems continue. He will once again miss out for Wolves. Defender Romain Saiss is away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Hasenhuttl has seven players on the injury list at Southampton. Alex McCarthy is nearing a return from injury but remains a major doubt to play. Kyle Walker-Peters could be available following a positive COVID-19 test. Armando Broja is ruled out with a head injury.
Broja is a big miss for Southampton. The forward is co-leader in goals with five strikes in the Premier League. William Smallbone, Moussa Djenepo, and Valentino Liveramento are all ruled out heading into the weekend due to various injuries.
Wolves vs Southampton H2H
Wolverhampton Wanderers have won back-to-back matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league. Both games were played at St. Mary’s Stadium. Southampton went to Molineux in 2020-21 in the FA Cup and claimed a 2-0 win. The Saints are undefeated in back-to-back games at Molineux in all competitions. The away team is undefeated in six straight games between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton.
Earlier this season, the two rivals played a close fixture with just one goal separating them. Raul Jimenez’s 61st-minute goal was the only strike of the game. Six of the last nine games between these teams in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Six of the last nine games in all competitions between these sides ended with both teams scoring goals.
Wolves vs Southampton Prediction
Result after 30 minutes: DRAW @ 6/10 - BET NOW
These teams passed the 30-minute mark in their previous meeting with the game drawing. Three of the last four matches between these teams finished with draws after 30 minutes. Our betting tips prediction is for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton to play out the first thirty minutes of the game in a stalemate. Wolves have scored just four goals in the opening 30 minutes of matches. Expect this to be close, cagey, and dictated by Wolves’ defence.
Under 1.5 goals scored @ 2/1 - BET NOW
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defence has been excellent in the last month-plus. Eight of Wolves’ last nine matches in all competitions finished with under 1.5 goals scored. Seven of those nine matches ended in wins or draws for Wolves. Six of Southampton’s 24 matches in all competitions finished with under 1.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for a low-scoring game. Earlier this season, these teams played out a 1-0 win for Wolves.
Halftime result: DRAW @ 21/20 - BET NOW
Keeping with the theme of close and cagey, our betting tips prediction is for the first half to be tight. Six of the last nine games between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton went into the halftime break as draws. Our betting tips prediction is for a draw at halftime to keep with this trend, which occurred in the reverse fixture.
Fourteen of Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 games this season in all competitions were draws at halftime. Nine of Southampton’s 24 matches in all competitions went into halftime as stalemates.
Both Wolves and Southampton are playing well currently. Wolverhampton are undefeated in four straight games in all competitions. Southampton are unbeaten in five straight matches. Our betting tips prediction is for Wolves to end the trend of away wins in their series of matches against Southampton. Our betting tips prediction is for Wolverhampton Wanderers to claim a home win at full-time in a close game.
Wolves vs Southampton Betting Tips
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