Wolverhampton vs Southampton: prediction for the English Premier League match
Wolverhampton welcome Southampton to the Molineux Stadium on Saturday, January 15. We made predictions for the this Premier League match, which you can find in the article below.
Wolverhampton were knocked out of the League Cup by Tottenham in the second round of the tournament, but last week, they had a positive start to their FA Cup campaign as they defeated Sheffield United (3:0).
The main objective of the hosts this season is getting into the top-6. However, they haven't been able to do that yet, and their chances are getting slimmer with every round of games. After 19 matches, the Wolves are in the 8th position in the Premier League table with 28 points from eight victories and four draws.
The Wanderersdrew with Chelsea (0:0) before recording a narrow win over Manchester United (1:0).
Jonny, Mosquera, Neto, Boly have been ruled out of this fixture.
Southampton had a less convincing FA Cup match, but they managed to get the upper hand over Swansea in extra time (3:2 ET). Last year, the Saints finished in 15th place in the Premier League standings, and they were looking to get into the top-10 in this season, but something went wrong.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's men have played 20 rounds of games in the Premier League. They have earned 24 points from five victories and nine draws and are occupying the 11th line in the log. After a draw with Tottenham (1:1), Southampton crushed Brentford (4:1).
Today the hosts will be playing without McCarthy, Djenepo, Smallbone, Walker-Petersand Livramento.
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 head-to-head games.
Wolverhampton won 3 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
Both teams have lots of motivation to win this game. We expect the opponents to go forward and create a large number of scoring chances. In 3 of the last 5 head-to-head games, both sides scored goals, and we believe the same will happen today.
Our prediction — both to score
We are predicting a close game between the two equal teams. A draw would satisfy both clubs, so we think it is a likely outcome.
Second bet — draw