Wolves vs Crystal Palace: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Wolves will look to extend their three-game unbeaten run when they host Crystal Palace at Molineux on Friday night.
Wolves vs Crystal Palace: Predictions
After taking just three points from their opening three games and exiting the EFL Cup to Stoke City, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have now gone three without defeat in the Premier League. That being said, the Portuguese tactician won’t be satisfied with a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle last weekend, or their return of just six goals from six Premier League games so far this season.
Level in the table on 10 points, Wolves will know how important Friday’s clash with Crystal Palace is even at this early stage as the Midlands club look to return to the European stage once again next season.
But Palace will head to Molineux with plenty of confidence themselves after beating Fulham 2-1 last time out, ending a run of three games without a victory.
Wilfried Zaha was once again on target for the Eagles and will provide a serious threat on the break as Roy Hodgson sets his side up to sit deep, soak up pressure then catch Wolves unawares in the final third.
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Wolves vs Crystal Palace: Match Stats
Raul Jimenez has been responsible for two thirds (4) of Wolves’ Premier League goals this season and, moreover, since the start of the 2018-19 campaign, the Mexico international has been directly involved in a higher share of his team’s goals than any other player to appear in all three seasons during this period (47 of 104). He might be 331 minutes without a goal against Palace, but given his form, he’s likely to end that drought here.
Similarly, Zaha has scored 63% (5) of Crystal Palace’s eight Premier League goals so far in 2020/21, including the winner against Fulham last time out. He’s already surpassed his four-goal haul from last season and looks once again like one of the most effective match-winners in the English top-flight. There’s a good chance he will open the scoring, especially given how much Wolves tend to struggle in the first half of matches, but the home side could come on strong after the break.
Wolves vs Crystal Palace: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Wolves 2-1 Crystal Palace
Wolves vs Crystal Palace: Head to Head
20 July 2020: Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace
22 September 2019: Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves
02 January 2019: Wolves 0-2 Crystal Palace
06 October 2018: Crystal Palace 0-1 Wolves
01 January 2013: Crystal Palace 3-1 Wolves (Championship)
Wolves have lost just one of the four meetings between these two since their promotion back to the Premier League, keeping two clean sheets along the way.