Southampton vs Wolves betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Southampton vs Wolves prediction: Southampton 1-1 Wolves

Southampton will be full of confidence following a brilliant run of results which has seen them climb out of the relegation zone.

Wolves are in desperate need of the three points, having gone five matches without a win in all competitions.

If you looked at the league table, you’d be forgiven for thinking Wolves were the team in form but a win for Southampton will actually move them level on points with Wolves.

Southampton vs Wolves: Who will win?

Southampton are unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches. Southampton are 7/5 favourites to win the match while Wolves are priced at 2/1. The draw can be backed at 12/5.

There have been fewer than three goals in each of Southampton’s last three Premier League matches at St. Mary’s. Bet on under 2.5 goals at 4/5.

Following his winning goal last weekend, Danny Ings has scored 15 goals in his last 17 appearances.  Ings is 15/4 to open the scoring and 6/5 to score anytime.

Southampton vs Wolves Premier League match preview

High-flying Southampton host Wolves at St. Mary’s on Saturday.

Wolves were knocked out of the FA Cup on Wednesday night following a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford in their third round replay. Wolves have now gone five matches without a win in all competitions.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle last weekend. Leander Dendoncker’s 14th-minute goal cancelled out Miguel Almiron’s opener. Wolves begin the weekend in 7th place on 31 points, one point above Tottenham.

Last weekend Southampton pulled off a shock 2-1 win at Leicester City – somewhat atoning for their 9-0 defeat in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Leicester’s opening goal was quickly cancelled out by Stuart Armstrong before Danny Ings scored a late winner. Ings has now scored 10 of Southampton’s last 17  Premier League goals.

Southampton’s incredible run of form has seen them jump from inside the relegation zone in December to 12th place in the table. In fact, the Saints will move level on points with Wolves with a win on Saturday.

Southampton’s home form ranks 17th in the league, with three wins from their 11 matches at St. Mary’s. No team has conceded more home goals than Southampton (25). Wolves have a fairly decent away record, winning three and drawing five of their 11 matches on the road. They also boast the third-best away defensive record.

Saturday’s match will be the sixth Premier League meeting between the two sides. Southampton have only lost to Wolves once in the Premier League.

Southampton held Wolves to a 1-1 draw at Molineux in the reverse fixture in October. Danny Ings opened the scoring that day before Raul Jimenez equalised from the penalty spot.

Southampton team news vs Wolves

Ralph Hasenhuttl almost has a fully fit squad to pick from.

Yan Valery is the Saints’ only injury concern. The defender has a viral infection and is expected to miss out on Saturday.

Don’t expect to see many changes from the side which beat Leicester.

Che Adams, Moussa Djenepo and Oriol Romeu made cameos off the bench last time out and will be hoping for more game time against Wolves. Sofiane Boufal and Michael Obafemi were unused substitutes at the King Power Stadium.

Wolves team news vs Southampton

Nuno Espirito Santo named a strong side in midweek which could force him to make a couple of changes at St. Mary’s.

Rui Patricio was given the night off on Wednesday and will return to goal. Ryan Bennett was an unused substitute and could be handed a recall, as could second-half substitute Ruben Vinagre.

Willy Boly remains sidelined with an ankle injury while Diogo Jota is ruled out with a hamstring problem.

Southampton predicted line-up vs Wolves

Predicted Southampton XI vs Wolves

Predicted Southampton XI vs Wolves

Wolves predicted line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Wolves XI vs Southampton

Predicted Wolves XI vs Southampton

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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