How Wolves fared last season
Back in the big time!
The Championship Champions 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers!
After 6 seasons away, Nuno Espírito Santo has guided Wolves back to the Premier League, amassing 99 points and 30 wins, their best ever season in the second tier.
Wolves led the table from start to finish and are optimistic that they can make an impact in the top flight.
What’s changed at Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer
Wolves have been one the busiest Premier League sides in the transfer market so far.
They’ve made the loan deals of Will Boly, Rúben Vinagre, Diogo Jota and Léo Bonatini permanent and brought in Raúl Jiménez on loan from Benifca. They’ve also made one of the signings of the summer in goal.
Portugal’s number 1 Rui Patrício will be between the sticks at Molineux next season brining with him vast experience including a Euro 2016 winners medal.
Rúben Neves has also pledged the next 5 years to Wolves and tying him down could be one of the best bits of business they do.
More new arrivals are expected though with players like João Mário, Adama Traoré and Oleksandr Zinchenko amongst those to be linked.
A midfield player like Zinchenko is exactly what they need if they’re to really push on this season.
Nevertheless, Wolves are one of the strongest teams to ever be promoted from the Championship and should be in for a very strong season.
|Rui Patrício.||Goalkeeper.||Sporting CP.||Free. (+ Compensation).|
|Willy Boly.||Centre back.||Porto.||£10 million.|
|Rúben Vinagre.||Left back/ Wing back.||AS Monaco.||£500,000.|
|Léo Bonatini.||Striker.||Al-Hilal.||£3.5 million.|
|Diogo Jota.||Attacking Midfielder.||Atlético Madrid.||Loan deal made permanent.|
|João Moutinho.||Central Midfielder.||AS Monaco||£5 million.|
|Jonny.||Left Back.||Atlético Madrid||Season long loan.|
|Ben Marshall.||Winger.||Norwich City.||£1.5 million.|
|Benik Afobe.||Striker.||Stoke City.||Loan (obligation to buy).|
Wolverhampton Wanderers predictions for 2018/2019
For any newly promoted team the primary aim is survival. Wolves are expected to d so comfortably and are a massive 9/1 to go straight back down.
They haven’t finished in the top half of the top division since 1980 but are evens to do so this year.
They’ve participated in European competition 7 times before and are 8/1 to bring continental football back to Milineux.
Wolves are 4 times FA Cup winners and 2 times League Cup winners and are 33/1 to lift their first major silverware since 1980.
For a newly promoted side, Wolves’ squad is unbelievable and they will be a real force this season and will finish high up above some big established sides.
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ potential starting XI and squad depth
(Expect Jonny to be first choice left wing back.)
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.