Wolves vs West Ham betting tips: Premier League preview & predictions

Wolves vs West Ham 101 Great Goals prediction: Wolves 2-1 West Ham

While before the Chelsea game you would have given West Ham no chance in this fixture, their victory gives fans hope of a result against Wolves.

West Ham looked hopeless before the weekend, winless in seven games.

That run of form meant that Manuel Pellegrini was very much under pressure, with a poor result against Chelsea potentially leading to his sacking.

However, the Hammers pulled off a stunning victory at Stamford Bridge to turn their fortunes around.

Though, they face another tough task on Wednesday night.

Wolves are in a fairly decent run of form, with a draw against Sheffield United and wins against Bournemouth and Aston Villa in their last three games.

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side also drew with Arsenal prior to the Villa game, as well as qualifying for the Europa League knockout stages.

If West Ham can reproduce the kind of performance that got them three points against Chelsea, this could be a tough test for Wolves.

Wolves vs West Ham: Who will win?

With the home advantage and their recent form, Wolves go into the game priced as the favourites.

They can be found at odds of 3/4

Meanwhile, West Ham are pretty heavy outsiders despite their win over Chelsea at the weekend.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are priced at 15/4.

A draw is priced at 27/10, while a 2-1 scoreline in favour of Wolves, as we predict, can be found at 8/1.

Moving onto the goalscorer market, it’s Raul Jimenez who leads the way.

The Mexican striker can be found at odds of 4/1 to score first.

West Ham’s most likely player to score first according to the bookies is Sebastien Haller.

The Frenchman is priced at 15/2 to net first.

Though, our pick for first goalscorer goes to Adama Traore.

The winger is in a rich vein of form and scored in Wolves’ last Europa League game against Braga.

He’s priced at 10/1 to score first.


WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on December 21, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Wolves vs West Ham match preview

It’s been a pretty positive season for Wolverhampton Wanderers so far.

Despite having the Europa League to contend with, Wolves are now starting to impress in both Europe and the Premier League.

After going six games without a win earlier on in the season, Wolves are now unbeaten in their last nine games.

That incredible form has shot Nuno Espírito Santo’s side up the table.

Wolves are currently sat 6th in the Premier League after their draw with Sheffield United.

That form does have its downsides, however.

Nuno Espírito Santo is being linked with the Arsenal job following Unai Emery’s sacking.

Should Nuno leave Wolves, it could see everything he and the club have built over the past few years fall in on itself.

All Wolves fans can do right now is hope.

 

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Can the Hammers revive their season?

Before last weekend, we could have been speaking very differently about West Ham.

The Hammers were in free-fall under Manuel Pellegrini before the clash with Chelsea.

No wins in seven meant Pellegrini was seriously under fire and it looked as though any spark West Ham had this season was fading.

However, they managed to produce a resolute, committed and frankly brilliant performance at Stamford Bridge.

Aaron Cresswell scored the only goal of the game, but the Hammers could have had more.

Several chances fell to Michail Antonio and Fabián Balbuena but West Ham couldn’t extend their lead.

Though, it didn’t matter as a resolute defence and a brilliant performance from third-choice goalkeeper David Martin secured the win.

Martin’s appearance was his first for West Ham and his first in the Premier League.

For both his club and league debut, Martin was more impressive than Roberto Jiménez has been all season.

Riding off the back of that win, West Ham must try and replicate whatever it was that made them tick at Stamford Bridge.

If they do, then maybe they have a chance of recording an impressive set of back to back wins.

 

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Wolves team news vs West Ham

The good news for Wolves is that Romain Saiss returns from suspension after missing the Sheffield United game.

Saïss could be an important player with Willy Boly out injured.

The French central defender suffered a long-term injury back in October and it doesn’t look as though he will be back until 2020.

Both Ryan Bennett and Morgan Gibbs-White could return.

West Ham team news vs Wolves

West Ham have not had the greatest season in terms of injuries.

Both Manuel Lanzini and Łukasz Fabiański are long-term absentees and will miss the game.

Jack Wilshere also missed the game against Chelsea, with Pellegrini claiming he could return to training this week.

That means he will likely miss the game.

The same can be said for Winston Reid, with the central defender expected to return to training shortly after a long-term injury.

One positive for West Ham is that Issa Diop will return from suspension for the game.

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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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