Preview | December 9
Following recent results, Wolves find themselves in a mid-table position. In their last 5 games, they've won 2, lost 3 and drawn 0. Scoring goals has been a big problem for Wolves and their average xG (expected goals) of 1.26 is the 7th lowest in the league. On the defensive side, Mario Lemina will be in the spotlight. He currently leads the team with 23 tackles won (6th in the EPL). They'll look to Matheus Cunha to lead their attack. He's led them with 31 total shots taken this season (16th in the EPL).
Forest come into this match in poor form and will be hoping they can break their losing streak in this match. On average, in their last 5 matches, Forest have had less possession and shots than their opponents. They may look to Morgan Gibbs-White for his creativity, he has been a key playmaker all season for them with 38 passes into the box (10th in the EPL).
Wolves-Forest Prediction: 1-0
This one has all the hallmarks of a low-scoring game, but Wolves will be buoyed by the fact that home advantage should be enough for them to secure the win.
Did you know? Forest have recorded one win, five losses, and one draw on the road this season.
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Report | December 5
1 - 0
|Hwang Heechan 42|
|4||Shots on Target||3|
Hwang Heechan netted the first goal of the match for Wolves in the 42nd minute after a set up by Matheus Cunha. This lone goal proved to be the difference, as Wolves took all three points from Burnley.
Pablo Sarabia posed a threat out wide all game, registering 7 crosses. For Burnley, Jordan Beyer seemed off the pace defensively, committing 5 fouls in a frustrating game. Despite Wolves' victory, the passing game was close as Wolves had 472 completed passes while Burnley completed 442 passes.
Wolves' run of poor form finally comes to an end. Meanwhile, Burnley's mixed form continues.
|Daniel Bentley||Jacob Bruun Larsen|
|Earned a clean sheet||3 crosses (1st on their team)|
|Saved 3 shots||2 shots (1st on their team)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, December 9th. Wolves meet Forest at Molineux Stadium, while Burnley take on Brighton at The American Express Community Stadium. Can this be the start of a winning streak for Wolves? Will the Clarets improve their form?
Report | December 2
2 - 1
|Bukayo Saka 6||Matheus Cunha 86|
|Martin Ødegaard 13|
|6||Shots on Target||3|
Bukayo Saka got Arsenal off to a great start with a sixth minute score after a set up by Takehiro Tomiyasu. Martin Ødegaard doubled the lead in the 13th minute. Wolves got the lead down to one in the 86th minute with a Matheus Cunha goal, but Arsenal's men held on from there to pick up the three points.
Declan Rice was one step ahead all game, recording 5 interceptions. Declan Rice kept the ball nicely with a pass completion rate of 91%. The Gunners' passing prowess was on show as they completed 620 passes over the course of the game compared to Wolves' 484.
The wins keep on coming for Arsenal. Meanwhile, Wolves have now taken 0 points from a possible 6.
|Bukayo Saka||Matheus Cunha|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|6 crosses (1st in the game)||Drew 2 fouls (2nd on their team)|
Both squads play next on Tuesday, December 5th. Arsenal face off against a Luton side bereft of both points and confidence, while Wolves take on Burnley at Molineux Stadium. Can the Gunners keep their great form going? Will Wolves get out of this rough patch?
Report | November 27
3 - 2
|Alex Iwobi 7||Matheus Cunha 22|
|Willian 59 [PK], 90 [PK]||Hwang Heechan 75 [PK]|
|6||Shots on Target||6|
Alex Iwobi opened the score for Fulham in the seventh minute after being assisted by Antonee Robinson. After the first, Fulham proceeded to add on 2 more goals. Wolves nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, scoring 2 of their own, but it wasn't enough as Fulham narrowly took the win in this exciting match.
Timothy Castagne was one step ahead all game, recording 4 interceptions. The Cottagers completed 208 more passes than Wolves, controlling the ball throughout and enabling them to take the win.
Fulham's run of poor form finally comes to an end. Meanwhile, Wolves' mixed form continues.
|Scored 2 goals||1 penalty won|
|Drew 3 fouls (2nd on their team)||2 corners won|
Next up, Fulham will be looking to cause an upset against Liverpool on Sunday, December 3rd. While Wolves meet Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, December 2nd. Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Cottagers? Will Wolves improve their form?
Report | November 11
2 - 1
|Pablo Sarabia 90||Brennan Johnson 3|
|Mario Lemina 90|
|4||Shots on Target||2|
Tottenham had a great start in this one with an early Brennan Johnson goal after being assisted by Pedro Porro. After going down 1-0, Pablo Sarabia retaliated in the 91st minute. Mario Lemina then completed the comeback with a tiebreaking score in the 97th minute as Wolves took the win.
João Gomes' excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 3 times. For Tottenham, Cristian Romero seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. Positives for Spurs? Their superior passing game was clear for all to see; they completed 612 passes compared to Wolves' 420.
Wolves get back to winning form. Meanwhile, it's another loss for Tottenham, who'll hope to turn things around quickly.
|Mario Lemina||Brennan Johnson|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|3 tackles won||2 crosses (2nd on their team)|
Next up, Wolves take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Monday, November 27th. While Tottenham have a crucial game against Villa on Sunday, November 26th. Can Wolves win again? Will Spurs get out of this rough patch?
Report | November 4
2 - 1
|Cameron Archer 72||Jean-Ricner Bellegarde 89|
|Oliver Norwood 90 [PK]|
|2||Shots on Target||3|
Cameron Archer got the opener for Sheffield United in the 72nd minute following some good work by James Mcatee. Wolves' Jean-Ricner Bellegarde responded with a tying goal in the 89th minute. With the scores level, Oliver Norwood netted a timely 100th minute goal that proved to be the difference, securing Sheffield United all three points.
Gustavo Hamer had a field day, registering 6 crosses. Neither team showed a superior passing game. The Blades had 302 completed passes while Wolves completed 501 passes.
Sheffield United finally end their run of losses. Meanwhile, Wolves' mixed form continues.
|Oliver Norwood||Jean-Ricner Bellegarde|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|1 blocked shot (1st in the game)||2 crosses (2nd on their team)|
Next up, Sheffield United face a tough test against Brighton on Sunday, November 12th. While Wolves take on Tottenham at Molineux Stadium on Saturday, November 11th. Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Blades? Will Wolves improve their form?
Stadium: Molineux Stadium (Capacity 31,750)
Manager: Julen Lopetegui (ESP)
Last Season: 13th
Wolves are in a sticky financial situation and have let go of big names including Ruben Neves, Raul Jimenez, Nathan Collins and Conor Coady. The challenge facing boss Julen Lopetegui is huge but with his experience and a passionate fanbase behind them Wolves could still be a force this season.
It's hard to find a player that isn't at risk of leaving but Wolves will be keen to keep hold of the Portuguese winger. He's been in amongst the goals during pre-season and showed flashes of brilliance last season. With the amount of quality players leaving, there will be more pressure on Neto to provide for the team.
The right-back's return to the Midlands gives Wolves some vital Premier League experience. His time in Spain might not have gone according to plan but Doherty showed plenty of promise during his stint with Spurs and is remembered fondly from his previous years at Molineux.
Wolves have only won once in the last eight league meetings with United so a trip to Old Trafford isn't the ideal start for Lopetegui's men. It could also be seen as a great opportunity to stop the negative news and build some momentum.
If they can stem the flow of important players leaving the club and find another bargain in the transfer window then Wolves still have the basis of a solid Premier League team.
Do you think more outgoings at Molineux will drag Wolves into a survival battle?
(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)
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