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

Wolves vs Brighton prediction: Wolves 2-0 Brighton

Chris Hughton’s side have lost five on the spin and are very much in the relegation mix.

Wolves are unbeaten in their last eight matches at home, winning seven and drawing one.

Only Huddersfield and Fulham (both relegated) have won fewer matches away from home than Brighton this season (3).

Wolves vs Brighton: Who will win?

Wolves are 3/4 favourites to win the match while a Brighton win is priced at 5/1. The draw can be backed at 5/2.

Wolves have failed to score a single goal in any of their last five matches. Only five teams have conceded fewer goals at home than Wolves this season. Back a Wolves clean sheet at 10/11.

Wolves’ leading scorer Raul Jimenez has netted six times in his last 10 appearances for club and country. Jimenez is 4/1 to open the scoring and 6/4 to score anytime.

Wolves vs Brighton Premier League match preview

Wolves host relegation-threatened Brighton at Molineux on Saturday.

Both sides seem to have experienced FA Cup hangovers following their respective semi-final defeats a fortnight ago.

Wolves suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat at Southampton last weekend. Wily Boly netted Wolves’ only goal. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have now failed to win any of their last six matches away from home. After Saturday’s game, Wolves still have to travel to Watford and Liverpool as part of their remaining four fixtures.

Wolves begin the weekend level on 47 points with Leicester, but have a marginally worse goal difference than the Foxes. Crucially, Wolves still have a game in hand over Leicester and will fancy their chances of finishing 7th come the end of the season.

Chris Hughton made five changes in midweek, but that didn’t prevent his side from losing again.

Brighton lost 2-0 at home to Cardiff in Tuesday’s crucial relegation six-pointer. The defeat, Brighton’s fifth in a row, leaves the Seagulls just two points above Cardiff in the relegation zone.

Brighton do have a game in hand over Cardiff, however. Brighton will also be banking on Liverpool beating the Bluebirds in their fixture this weekend.

Brighton’s run-in is not a kind one. After their away trip to Wolves, they still face Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City.

Saturday’s game will be just the second ever Premier League meeting between the two sides. Brighton won the reverse fixture 1-0 at the Amex Stadium in October. Glenn Murray scored the winner three minutes into the second half.

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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers at American Express Community Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Wolves team news vs Brighton

Nuno Espirito Santo has a clean bill of health heading into the weekend.

Jonny Otto returned to Wolves’ Premier League line-up last weekend and should keep his place at left wingback.

Romain Saiss started in defence against Southampton but could be replaced by Ryan Bennett.

Morgan Gibbs-White will be pushing for a start in midfield. Leander Dendoncker could be the player to make way.

Brighton team news vs Wolves

Anthony Knockaert will serve the second match of his three-match ban on Saturday. The winger was shown a straight red in Brighton’s 5-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth last weekend.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh and fit-again Solly March are likely to occupy the right and left wing positions, with Jurgen Locadia and Jose Izquierdo the alternative wide options.

Pascal Gross made his first start in nearly two months in midweek and should start again on Saturday.

Veteran full-back and club captain Bruno made a rare start against Cardiff and should be replaced by Martin Montoya who was given the night off.

Yves Bissouma was left out altogether on Tuesday, suggesting the midfielder may be carrying a knock. Davy Propper is expected to partner Dale Stephens in central midfield.

Glenn Murray should lead the line again, although Florin Andone has started two of Brighton’s last three matches.

Wolves predicted line-up vs Brighton

Predicted Wolves XI vs Brighton

Predicted Wolves XI vs Brighton

Brighton predicted line-up vs Wolves

Predicted Brighton XI vs Wolves

Predicted Brighton XI vs Wolves

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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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