Wolves vs Everton
SUN 12th JULY 2020 – KO 12:00pm
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Sunday afternoon, Wolves host Everton at Molineux, in a massive Premier League game for the host chances of Champions League football next season.
The home team are sixth-place in the Premier League table. However, two straight defeats against top-eight rivals Arsenal and Sheffield United have left the team from the Midlands six points off Manchester United, who currently occupy the final Champions League spot.
Before the double defeats, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team were eight games unbeaten and looking like a strong contender for a top-five spot. They are now major outsiders for the top-five. If results go against them this weekend their Champions League hopes could well be over.
Surprisingly, Wolves recent home record has been highly inconsistent, as they have won just two of their last seven league matches on home soil. They have also scored just three times in their last five home games in the top-flight, which is a disappointing stat considering the attacking talent at the disposal of Nuno.
The Merseysider’s have taken lacklustre to a new level in recent games. Last time out they drew 1-1 with Southampton at Goodison Park, in a game that could have been over in the opening half-hour. Carlo Ancelotti’s team were slow and ponderous for much of the game, a similar sort of performance to the one that saw the Toffees suffered a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham in the previous game. The poor recent results look to have put European qualification out of their reach this season.
A record of three defeats in their last four away matches tells you all you need to know about the Toffees on their travels this season.
Wolves have no definite absentees for this clash, but Adama Traore and Pedro Neto are fitness doubts. Everton are expected to be without Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin through injury, while Mason Holgate and Andre Gomes are doubts.