Wolves vs Fulham betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Wolves vs Fulham prediction: Wolves 2-0 Fulham

Amazingly these two were promoted together from the Championship around a year ago.

However, they’ve had vastly contrasting first seasons back in the top flight.

Wolves are on course for seventh and, potentially, the UEFA Europa League.

Fulham meanwhile have had a miserable campaign and will be back in the Championship come August.

However, Scott Parker’s side come into this in good form so can they derail Wolves’ European ambitions?

Calum Chambers

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Calum Chambers of Fulham celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Chelsea FC at Craven Cottage on March 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Fulham: Who will win?

Wolves are unbeaten in their last 10 matches at Molineux and are 8/15 to extend that run with a win here.

Fulham last won a league game in Wolverhampton way back in April 1985 and are 5/1 to change that.

A repeat of the draw these two played out on Boxing Day is 16/5.

Under 2.5 goals is 1/1.

Both teams to score no is 10/11.

Wolves to win and both teams to score no is 6/4.

Raul Jimenez

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers wears a mask as he celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Raúl Jiménez got his 17th goal of the season last weekend. The Mexican is 3/1 to score first and 11/10 to make that 18.

His strike partner, Diogo Jota, is on 10 goals now himself. He’s 7/2 to score first and 13/10 to score anytime.

Wolves have won all 8 games Jota has scored in so, Jota to score and Wolves to win is 17/10.

Aleksandar Mitrović is Fulham’s leading marksman with 11. The Serb is 6/1 to score first and 23/10 to net anytime.

Both Jiménez and Jota to score is 4/1.

Both Mitrović and Ryan Babel to score is 10/1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Fulham: Match preview

What a season it has been for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Will they finish it in style?

Last weekend, they beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road; revenge for their FA Cup semi-final defeat to them.

That followed the 3-1 drubbing of Arsenal just 3 days earlier and those back to back wins have put them back in the box seat for seventh.

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side are currently in the best of the rest position, 3 points above Leicester and 4 ahead of Everton (who play on Friday evening) and Watford.

If Manchester City win the FA Cup Final later this month, seventh place will be enough to secure qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round.

That would be the first time Wolves have been in Europe since 1980.

So far at home this season, they’ve won 12 of their 22 games and are unbeaten since 2 January.

Can they win their final home match of the season?

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Jonny Castro Otto of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage on December 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

As for Fulham, where on earth has their recent resurgence come from?

Last weekend, Ryan Babel scored the only goal of the game as they beat Cardiff City 1-0 at Craven Cottage.

That result followed a 1-0 win at Bournemouth and a 2-0 home victory over Everton.

Thus, they’ve picked up 9 points in their last 3 compared to just 15 in the previous 33 matches.

Also, those 3 clean sheets in 3 games is as many as they’d managed in their last 37 Premier League outings.

These improved results will not do anything to change the fact that Fulham are down but they’ve surely massive improved Scott Parker’s chances of getting the job full time.

Can they spring a surprise in the West Midlands?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Fulham

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Wolverhampton Wanderers fans wave flags to show their support during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Molineux on April 28, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Despite the fact there are 28 points between these two in the table, Fulham are exactly the kind of side Wolves have struggled against.

They’ve only amassed 10 points against the bottom 6 as opposed to 16 points against the top 6.

In fact, if results against the bottom 4 were taken out, Wolves would be third!

This bizarre form is something they’ll be looking to change ahead of next season.

One thing that never changes is their starting XI.

In fact, if they are unchanged from last weekend, this’ll be the 18th time this exact XI has started together this season.

Rui Patrício will be looking for his eighth Premier League clean sheet this season; only 4 goalkeepers from outside the top 6 have more.

It’ll be the usual back 3 with Ryan Bennett continuing to keep Romain Saïss on the bench.

Wolves were playing 3-4-3 until December.

However, in the 2-1 win over Chelsea on 5 December, Leander Dendoncker came into the side to stiffen up the midfield.

He provides the protection which allows João Moutinho and Rúben Neves to flourish.

Right wing-back Matt Doherty has registered 8 goals and 9 assists this season; staggering figures.

Up front, Raúl Jiménez has set a new Premier League record.

He’s provided 5 assists for Diogo Jota; a new record of assists from one player exclusively to another.

Will those two be too hot for Fulham to handle?

Fulham team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 26: Jean Michaël Seri of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Burnley FC at Craven Cottage on August 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

As for Fulham, Scott Parker too has founded a settled side.

Sergio Rico made 8 saves last weekend to take his tally up to 108 for the season.

Parker could name an unchanged side however, he may make one alteration at the back.

Alfie Mawson came on for 4 minutes last weekend after 4 months out after knee surgery.

He could be in line for his first start of 2019.

Denis Odoi will continue at right-back with Timothy Fosu-Mensah injured.

In midfield, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Calum Chambers have formed a solid partnership recently.

£24 million summer signing Jean Michaël Seri has only started 2 of the last 9 matches.

Further forward, it’ll be the same attacking quartette.

Ryan Babel got his fifth goal for Fulham last weekend; where will the Dutch international be playing his football next season?

Up front, Aleksandar Mitrović is also likely to be off in the summer.

Can he take his tally to 12 for the season?

They got a point off them in December so can Fulham frustrate Wolves once again?

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Fulham

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Fulham.

Predicted Fulham line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Fulham line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The latest tweets from Wolves pre Fulham

The latest tweets from Fulham pre Wolves

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

The Premier League table as it stands:

3Manchester City21107254
4Manchester United21105144
5Brighton & Hove Albion21104134
6Tottenham Hotspur21105324
8Sheffield United21102114
11Norwich City210145-13
12Leicester City20201102
13Wolverhampton Wanderers20201102
14Crystal Palace201101-11
16West Ham United201116-51
17Aston Villa200225-30
18Newcastle United200214-30
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