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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brighton & Hove Albion betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brighton & Hove Albion odds and betting statistics



Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brighton & Hove Albion match preview

After impressing on Monday night at Old Trafford, but ultimately leaving empty handed, will Wolverhampton Wanderers pick up their first points of the season in their first home game of the campaign?

Five days ago, Wolves were undisputedly the better team, creating an xG of 2.2 at Old Trafford, but it was Man United who struck first, taking the lead with 20 minutes to go.

Then, deep into stoppage time, Wolves were not awarded a clear penalty, with Saša Kalajdžić completely flattened by goalkeeper Onana, but referee Simon Hooper and VAR Michael Salisbury thought otherwise.

PGMOL later confirmed a penalty should’ve been given and apologies to Wolves, but that doesn’t help them very much does it?

It’s been a summer of turmoil in the Black County, with Julen Lopetegui resigning less than a week before their season opener, meaning this’ll be Gary O’Neil’s first home match in charge.

Based on what their team produced on Monday, Wolves supporters will be feeling optimistic about their chances of a victory.

Solly March broke the deadlock and new signing João Pedro converted a penalty, before Simon Adingra and then Evan Ferguson made the points secure late on.

The Seagulls ended up sixth last season, the highest finish in the club’s 112-year history, meaning Roberto De Zerbi’s team have Europa League football to look forward to.

Brighton have also won their last three meetings with Wolves, scoring 12 goals and conceding just two, so will an away win be on the cards at Molineux?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news

Given how well they performed on Monday, Gary O’Niel isn’t likely to change too much.

Striker Saša Kalajdžić is very much the forgotten man at Wolves, having ruptured his ACL on debut a year ago, but is back now, coming off the bench against Manchester United.

Daniel Podence though is not likely to feature, as he edged closer to the exit door.

Predicted XI (4-4-2): José Sá; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Aït-Nouri; Lemina, Gomes, Nunes, Neto; Sarabia, Cunha.

Brighton & Hove Albion team news

James Milner, Mahmoud Dahoud, João Pedro and Simon Adingra all made their debuts against Luton, the latter duo marking the occasion with a goal.

Igor will be hoping to make his own debut here, although Jan Paul van Hecke could continue as Lewis Dunk’s centre-back partner.

Danny Welbeck and Pascal Groß both bagged braces when Brighton smashed Wolves 6-0 as recently as 29 April, hoping for a similar scoreline here.

Predicted XI (4-5-1): Steele; Milner, van Hecke, Dunk, Estupiñán; Dahoud, Groß, March, João Pedro, Mitoma; Ferguson.

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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