Everton vs Wolves 101 Great Goals prediction: Everton 2-2 Wolves
Everton have been poor in recent months but after their win over Huddersfield, they will look to turn their season around against a strong Wolves side.
Marco Silva’s Everton started the season positively and looked good up until the Merseyside derby at Anfield.
Divock Origi’s last-gasp winner well and truly knocked the wind out of the Toffees’ sails and they are yet to recover.
Though, after their win against Huddersfield on Wednesday, Everton will now look to turn their season around.
However, they will come up against a Wolves side in fine form.
Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wanderers have also struggled at times during the current campaign.
Now, they are starting to impress again with two consecutive high-scoring wins over Leicester and West Ham.
With all that in mind, this could be a very evenly contested clash if both Everton and Wolves are on song.
Everton vs Wolves: Who will win?
Despite Wolves’ recent form, it is Everton who have the edge in the betting odds.
The Toffees are priced at 13/10 to win the game on Bet365.
Meanwhile, Wolves are priced as outsiders at odds of 21/10.
A draw is also priced at a very attractive 9/4.
Though, possibly the best bet for this game is in relation to both teams to score.
Everton have been very poor at the back this season and shipped three goals against Millwall recently.
Meanwhile, Wolves shipped three against Leicester but scored four in the process.
Both sides are unreliable at the back and both have impressive attacking talent.
With all that in mind, both teams to score is priced at 4/5.
An Everton win and both teams to score is priced at 4/1 while Wolves and the same is priced at 11/2.
The goalscorers market could also be of good value.
Richarlison is the favourite to score first, as he is every week, priced at 5/1 to net the first goal.
Wolves’ most likely scoring according to the original odds for this game was Léo Bonatini, priced at 13/2.
On Thursday afternoon, Bonatini was loaned out to Nottingham Forest for the rest of the season.
Though, the player with the best value could be Diogo Jota who has been in fine form recently and is priced at 15/2 to score first.
Everton vs Wolves match preview
Everton’s win over Huddersfield on Tuesday was much needed both for the fans and Marco Silva.
Silva has come in for an awful lot of criticism of late and defeat or even a draw against Huddersfield would really have piled on the pressure.
That comes after an extremely poor run of form which saw the Toffees only win two out of their last 10 games.
While they faced some tough games in that period, they also fell to defeats against Brighton and Southampton, games Everton should be winning if they do eventually want to reach the top six or even the top four.
Their woes were compounded last weekend when they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Millwall, who scored three goals in the process.
What made things worse is that Millwall drew Wimbledon in the next round, while Chelsea and Manchester United’s draw meant the latter stages were looking easier and easier.
Truly a chance missed for Everton to get their first piece of silverware since 1995.
Building on Tuesday’s win
That’s now in the past and it’s the future Marco Silva needs to look at.
While the performance against Huddersfield wasn’t vintage, it was resolute and defiant when Lucas Digne had been sent off.
Silva needs his Everton squad to use the Huddersfield win and build on it, start moving in the right direction again and hopefully secure 7th place in the Premier League this season.
If Silva can keep Richarlison in the form he is currently (2 goals in 2 games) on the left wing, solve their creativity problems and get them solid at the back, maybe, just maybe, they could finish the season strongly.
Who knows, 7th could even be a Europa League spot by the end of the campaign.
Can Wolves secure 7th this season?
Everton and Silva will not be without competition for 7th though, with Wolves well and truly in the hunt.
Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wanderers have been, like Everton, up and down this season.
There was a point where people started to question Santo’s reluctance to change his ethos and tactics.
However, Wolves have now come out the other side of that little slump and are starting to show what they can really do.
Wolves showed they were no team to mess with at the back end of December and early January with victories over Tottenham and Liverpool.
In recent weeks Wolves have also been in free-scoring form.
They put four goals past Leicester two weeks ago, even if they did concede three in the process.
Wolves then impressed in attack on Tuesday night as they convincingly tore apart West Ham, winning 3-0.
With Everton’s poor defensive record this season and Wolves’ impressive attack, Marco Silva’s Toffees are there for the taking if Nuno Espírito Santo’s side can exploit them.
Everton team news vs Wolves
The big team news for Everton will come in the form of Lucas Digne.
The Frenchman received a red card against Huddersfield on Tuesday.
What makes it even more awkward is that Digne replaced Leighton Baines after he suffered a rib injury.
“He has a problem in his rib, but let’s see,” Silva confirmed after the game.
Jonjoe Kenny was forced to play left back after Digne’s dismissal and could have to do so this weekend.
Yerry Mina missed the game on Tuesday night due to an injury he picked up against Millwall.
Though, Marco Silva confirmed it is nothing serious and ‘It looks nothing special’, meaning he could be back in contention.
Idrissa Gueye’s involvement will depend on whether he has been transferred ahead of the game with PSG pursuing a deal for him at the time of writing.
Wolves team news vs Everton
It’s great news for Nuno Espírito Santo and Wolves this week with no injuries to report.
The only change that could be made comes at the back where Willy Boly has recently been suspended after a red card.
Now, he’s served his suspension and could return to the team for the game against Everton.
Everton predicted XI vs Wolves
Wolves predicted XI vs Everton
Everton official videos
| “What’s ‘appenin la?”@JPickford1: Scouser.
— Everton (@Everton) January 30, 2019
Boss satisfied with Blues’ “strong answer” at Huddersfield… #EFCawayday
— Everton (@Everton) January 29, 2019
Wolves official videos
“I thought we were brilliant, I thought we controlled the game from start to finish.”
Conor Coady was delighted with the defensive improvement on display last night and talks about the closeness in the squad and being in the wars during #WOLWHU.
— Wolves (@Wolves) January 30, 2019
“Even with the result in your favour, you have to stay focused.”
Nuno analyses last night’s performance and praises the team’s patience, tempo and creativity during the 90 minutes.
— Wolves (@Wolves) January 30, 2019
A message from tonight’s two-goal hero.
— Wolves (@Wolves) January 29, 2019
*All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.*