Wolves vs Southampton
MON 22nd NOV 2020 – KO 20:00
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
Wolves host Crystal Palace on Friday night in the Premier League, with just one goal separating the sides in the league table.
Wolves head into this game in ninth place, one place behind Palace due to one lower goal difference. Nuno Espirito Santo will be keen for his side to keep up their three-game unbeaten run and leapfrog Crystal Palace.
Wolves drew 1-1 with Newcastle at home on Monday night. Before that, they recorded two 1-0 wins over newcomers Leeds and Fulham. All three were tight games and even though Wolves didn’t lose any, they still weren’t at their best.
On paper, Wolves have the better side. They finished seven places above their opposition last season. However, after conceding late on against Newcastle on Monday, Nuno is going to have to pick his side up and forget about the last game.
After three games without a win, Palace managed to beat Fulham last weekend 2-1. With ten points out of a possible 15 its a good start for Roy Hodgson’s side who will not be wanting to find themselves in a relegation fight like last season.
Palace managed to keep hold of Zaha this season and brought in exciting youngster Eberechi Eze from QPR. This is making them a tougher side to play against as not everything is going through the ex-Man United winger.
The trip to Wolverhampton will be a tricky one for Crystal Palace. Wolves are a tough side to beat away and are very organised. Palace are still without some key defenders so concentration will be key for them as they will be up against tough players in Jiminez and Traore.
On the injury front, Wolves only one one injury Jonny, who is set to be out until next year.
Crystal Palace have a long list of missing players. They will be without Butland, Ayew, Cahill, Hennessey, Tomkins, Tosun, Ferguson and McCarthy.