Wolves vs Southampton prediction: Wolves 3-1 Southampton
Wolves’ campaign appears to be back on track after they made a disastrous start. Their win over the Premier League champions a fortnight ago could prove to be a pivotal turning point in their season.
Wolves have kept three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions.
Southampton hover dangerously above the relegation zone after losing their last three league games.
Wolves vs Southampton: Who will win?
Wolves are 4/5 favourites to win on Saturday while Southampton are 7/2 to win. The draw is priced at 11/4.
Despite their poor form, Southampton have managed to score in each of their last nine matches in all competitions. Back both teams to score at 19/20.
Raul Jiménez will be looking to end his goalscoring drought. Jiménez is 4/1 to open the scoring and 11/8 to score anytime.
Wolves vs Southampton Premier League match preview
Domestic football returns this weekend following the international break as Wolves host Southampton at Molineux on Saturday. The visitors will be debuting their white and maroon third kit.
Wolves begin matchweek 9 inside the bottom half of the table on 10 points. Many were quick to write off Wolves’ season early on after they failed to win any of their opening six Premier League matches.
Nuno Espírito Santo’s side have sharply turned the corner, winning their last two league matches on the spin and going unbeaten in their last five across all competitions.
Adam Traore was the star of the show last time out. The pacy winger scored a late brace as Wolves stunned Manchester City 2-0 in their own back yard. Prior to that game, Traore had scored one goal in his previous 72 Premier League appearances.
A win on Saturday could propel the home side as high as 7th, with a favourable run of fixtures on the horizon.
Southampton moved down to 17th place after their 4-1 home defeat to Chelsea. Danny Ings scored Southampton’s consolation.
The Saints have performed considerably better away from home this season, winning two of their four matches on the road.
Southampton are level on points (7) and goal difference (-7) with Everton but are one place above them on goals scored. The Saints could very well be in the relegation zone by the end of the weekend.
Although form favours Wolves, history appears to be on Southampton’s side. Southampton have won three and lost one of their four previous Premier League meetings with Wolves.
The Saints were 3-1 winners in their most recent meeting against Wolves at St. Mary’s in April. Nathan Redmond (2) and Shane Long scored for Southampton while Willy Boly netted for Wolves.
Wolves team news vs Southampton
Nuno Espírito Santo will not be keen to make too many changes from the side which won at the Etihad, but the Wolves boss has a number of injury doubts ahead of Saturday’s clash.
Romain Saïss is expected to miss out after a hamstring injury forced him off at Manchester City. The injury is not thought to be too serious but should keep him out at the weekend. Ryan Bennett or Jesus Vallejo will start in place of Saïss.
Matt Doherty may have to settle for a spot on the substitute’s bench again, following Adama Traore’s strong performances.
At left-wingback, Ruben Vinagre could get the nod over Jonny once more after his surprise start last time out.
Morgan Gibbs-White, an unused substitute against City, is expected to miss out with a back issue which forced him to withdraw from England under-21 duty.
Raul Jiménez should start up front, despite failing to score in any of his last seven appearances for club and country.
Wolves will be hoping to have Diogo Jota available following a small problem with his foot, which means Patrick Cutrone should make way. Pedro Neto is still a week or so away with a heel injury.
Southampton team news vs Wolves
After shipping nine goals in their last three Premier League matches, including four at home to Chelsea, Ralph Hasenhüttl may be tempted to ring the changes.
Full-back Cédric Soares is rated 50/50 for the weekend. Yan Valery could deputise at right-back if Soares fails to recover from a calf injury.
Hasenhüttl was unable to put a timeline on Moussa Djenepo’s injury. The winger is currently sidelined with a hamstring problem.
Shane Long, Ché Adams and 19-year-old Michael Obafemi look set to compete for a place alongside Danny Ings in attack.
Soufiane Boufal will be pushing for a start. Stuart Armstrong, Kevin Danso and Jack Stephens were all unused substitutes
Wolves predicted line-up vs Southampton
Southampton predicted line-up vs Wolves
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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.