Crystal Palace vs Wolverhampton
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Crystal Palace vs Wolverhampton | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Crystal Palace didn’t win at Selhurst since the season started. They are looking quite solid on the road, but at home, the Eagles are struggling really bad. You can feel the frustration all over the stands. The situation is much brighter among the Wolves, who are starting to look like the team from the previous season, when they got promoted to the Premier League after dominating the Championship.
Palace lost against Bournemouth, 2:1, though, they had a chance to turn around the result completely. Only because of their stupidity, they didn’t maintain good results away from home. Wolverhampton defeated Southampton with 2:0 at Molineux, extending their unbeaten row to five matches.
Palace was down at the halftime in Bournemouth, but they quickly leveled the result, after only 10 minutes of play in the second halftime. In those moments, they were absolutely dominant on the pitch, but for some unknown reason, Hodgson’s team just disappeared. In the end, Junior Stanislas scored from the penalty, and the Cherries won. It was the first defeat for the Eagles after three matches, and only a second game in the previous six in which we saw over 2.5 goals. Palace is currently 13th in the standings with five points more than the teams from the relegation zone.
The moral is high among the Wolves. Gold and black are superb in September when looking only matches in the Premier League. Espirito Santo and his team took 10 points from possible 12 in that period, and the sole game in which they haven’t won was against Manchester United at Old Trafford, 1:1. Now, what is very specific for this club is that they play tactical matches, with a slow tempo, and low efficiency. For all you statistics fans, this is a data you have to hear. Previous 8 games Wolverhampton participated in, all saw under 2.5 goals. It is a trademark of Nuno Espirito Santo. After all, he is a product of Mourinho’s philosophy of play.
Latest Team News
Christian Benteke is still out, same as Scott Dann and Connor Wickham. There are some signs that Jairo Riedewald might be in the protocol for the upcoming event, but they are very questionable at the moment. For the guests, Helder Costa should be ready to play.
Palace have 20 wins, while Wolves have five more. 18 games concluded with a draw. In most recent events, the Eagles have more success, as they won previous three straight, and having one draw before that. But all those matches were five or more years ago.
Odds and Predictions
The bookmakers are expecting a close match, and the odds are according to that. Palace to win is at 2.62 with a tendency to go up, while Wolves win is 2.75, with a tendency to go down. A draw is stable at 3.10.
Crystal Palace vs Wolverhampton | Top Betting Tip: Draw (0-0)
This event is going to see a very cautious approach by both sides. Neither Hodgson or Espirito Santo want to open early and risk conceding some goal which might create problems for them in the latter part of the game. Expect a tough first half, with many duels in the midfield, where the majority of the action will take place. The first suggestion for this match is a draw at the halftime. When talking about the efficiency, there is no need to explain why to bet on under 2.5 goals. We already said what’s the catch with Wolves, and if you look at Palace and their results, the situation is more-less similar. 13 goals in total after 7 events are our proof. You may even try both teams not to score. As for the final outcome, a draw is something which would settle for both sides. Be sure that Hodgson doesn’t want to lose this one, and despite not winning at Selhurst for a long time, he will not force his players to rush into some kind of a chase for a victory. Our final prediction is Crystal Palace – Wolverhampton 0:0.