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Wolves vs Crystal Palace betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Wolves vs Crystal Palace prediction: Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace

Wolves will be hoping to begin 2019 in the same fashion that they ended 2018.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have lacked consistency, particularly at Molineux.

With two wins and a draw in their last four matches, the Eagles have created some breathing room between themselves and the relegation zone.

Wolves vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

Wolves are favourites to win the match with even odds while Crystal Palace are 10/3 outsiders. The draw is priced at 12/5.

There have been eight clean sheets in the last nine matches involving Wolves. Bet against both teams to score at 3/4.

Raul Jimenez has been involved in 10 of Wolves’ 23 goals this season, including a goal last time out. Jimenez is 9/2 to open the scoring and 13/8 to score anytime.

Wolves vs Crystal Palace Premier League match preview

Wolves host Crystal Palace at Molineux in their opening match of 2019.

Wolves ended a brilliant December with a surprise 3-1 win away at Tottenham Hotspur. The visitors came from behind, scoring all three goals in 19 second-half minutes. Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa all got their names on the scoresheet against a tired Spurs side.

Nuno’s side have suffered only one defeat in their last seven matches. Wolves are up to 8th in the table and are on course for a fantastic first season back in the top flight. A win on Wednesday night would take them above Leicester.

Crystal Palace are in relatively good form themselves, having lost only once in their last four, narrowly losing to Chelsea on Sunday. N’Golo Katne’s goal was enough to secure all three points for the Blues.

The Eagles defeated champions Manchester City 3-2 in their last away match, pulling off one of the results of the season.

Another away win for Roy Hodgson’s side would secure consecutive away wins in the same Premier League season for the first time since April 2017.

Palace and Wolves’ only previous Premier League meeting came earlier in the season at Selhurst Park, where Matt Doherty’s second-half goal was enough to separate the two sides.


MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal with Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Wolves team news vs Crystal Palace

Raul Jimenez, who could sign permanently from Benfica, will lead the line. Helder Costa and youngster Morgan Gibbs-White could play in behind the Mexican.

Diogo Jota faced a late fitness test after picking up a thigh injury.

Adam Traore has a tight hamstring and may not be risked, despite Nuno Espirito Santo confirming that the injury was not serious.

Joao Moutinho should come back in for Leander Dendoncker, while Romain Saiss provides another option over the busy period.

Crystal Palace team news vs Wolves

Vicente Guaita is expected to keep his place in goal despite Wayne Hennessey’s return to the bench last time out.

Max Meyer was rested against Chelsea and is likely to come back in for Jeff Schlupp out wide.

The match is likely to come too soon for Christian Benteke who is targeting a return after the FA Cup.

Martin Kelly is also available.

Wolves predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Wolves XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Wolves XI vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Wolves

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Wolves

Predicted Crystal Palace 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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