After a 2-1 defeat on the opening day against Leeds, a game they took the lead in, Bruno Lage will expecting a reaction from his players in their first home game of the season.
Wolves went off the boil at the end of last season, failing to win any of their last seven games and will be hoping to pick up their first three points of 2022/23 against a Fulham side that they beaten in nine of the 12 league games between the two sides. If you are expecting goals,however, then this may not be the game for you with under 2.5 goals landing in each of the last six games between the two sides and under 1.5 goals landing in each of the last three, with Wolves picking up a 1-0 win each time.
Despite their poor record against Saturday’s opponents, Fulham will be buoyed with their performance against Liverpool on the opening day and Marco Silva will be hoping that wasn’t a fluke performance.
The Cottagers looked the better side for much of the game against last season’s runners-up and are a much better outfit than the team that were relegated just two seasons ago. Fulham have also signed re-enforcements in defence after completing a deal for Issa Diop from West Ham, while goalkeeper Bernd Leno and full-back Kevin Mbabu will also be looking to cement their places at the back.
Can Fulham end their poor record in the Midlands or will Wolves once again come out on top? We’re waiting to find out.
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Wolves vs Fulham match stats
New signing Joao Palhinha shone in Fulham’s midfield on his Premier League debut, showing incredible ball winning skills to keep Jurgen Klopp’s midfield on their toes, winning nine duels and six tackles in a tenacious display in the middle of the park. The Portuguese international fitted in seamlessly into Premier League football, with only Ben White (8) and Declan Rice (7) making more tackles than the man from Sporting CP in gameweek 1.
Aleksandar Mitrovic proved the critics who were questioning whether he could do it in the Premier League wrong in the first game of the season with a brace against last seasons’ runners-up Liverpool. The Serb as exceptional against Jurgen Klopp’s side, winning 11 of his 14 aerial duels, scoring with both of his shots on target and setting a new Premier League record, being the first player to dribble past Virgil van Dijk and win a penalty from the Dutchman in the same Premier League game.
The Fulham striker has now scored 45 league goals since the beginning of last season, with 13 of them being headers.