Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. vs. Southampton F.C. || Premier League 2020-21 || Match Prediction
Premier League 2020-21
Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. vs. Southampton F.C. – Tue, 24th November
Premier League 2020-21 Match Prediction
Tuesday’s Premier League game at Molineux Stadium pits together Wolverhampton Wanderers FC home team and away team Southampton FC.
Southampton travels to Wolverhampton Monday evening looking for a win that would keep them in the top four of the Premier League standings. Wolves, on the other hand, come into this game at the back of a disheartening loss against Leicester City.
Both sides come into the game in similar form, with only a three-point gap separating them. Sensing an opportunity to keep pace with the leaders, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will likely brief his roster to go on Molineux’s attack mode. But, expect Wolves to close the difference and take all three points.
Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. will win this game.
Southampton has been quietly going about their business this season and perhaps haven’t been given the full credit that their performances have deserved. After starting the league with disappointing three consecutive defeats in all competitions, Hassenhutl’s side has drawn one and won five of their subsequent Premier League matches and are fifth, having shortly topped the table after their victory over Newcastle United in that run.
Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse is expected to be fit after returning to training this week following a hamstring injury that ruled him out of international matches. Che Adams, too, has come to the fore leading the line. He is now starting to add an appreciable number of goals to his game with three finishes in his last four Premier League matches, just one lesser than in his maiden campaign last term.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side aims to win four consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since May 2016 – although they’ll have to do it without charismatic striker Danny – top goal scorer. Only Spurs are on a longer unbeaten run in league with seven matches. However, the Saints are good for their recent resurrection, mixing up professional shows with clean sheets alongside ruthless displays in the final third. Hasenhuttl will demand more from his side, especially against such a well-organized Wolves side.
Wolves, on the contrary, have had their moments this season; Nuno will have concerns about the advancement of a team that has needed to adapt to a couple of major departures. While there was excitement following their first-half display against Crystal Palace, the West Midlands outfit barely laid a glove on Leicester in their final game ahead of the international break.
Wolves also boast a strong roster despite the departure of Diogo Jota. Another player who has consistently been linked with one of the league’s heavyweights is Raul Jimenez. The Mexican will be looking to end a two-game brew, having fired blanks against Leicester and Crystal Palace. Nuno has previously implied that he will move his side away from playing on the counterattack, but they are unlikely to see a style change.
Despite Wolves failing to fire in attack, they shall fire in and prove a statement of intent. They are a strong team to play against, and it won’t be easy for Southampton. Wolves are the favorites.