Wolves suffered a second consecutive Premier League defeat last time out. It was also back-to-back away losses for Bruno Lage’s men. Consequently, they come into this latest round of league fixtures sitting in eighth place on 40 points, and though Wolves have played more games than some of the sides above them it’s only seven points between the Black Country side and Man Utd who are fourth. At home, though, it’s two losses suffered across nine previous outings. During this stretch of games they’ve picked up five wins including their most recent Molineux showdown against Southampton which saw them claim a narrow 2-1 victory.
Crystal Palace meanwhile celebrated a successful passage into this season’s FA Cup quarter-finals. Patrick Vieira’s side dumped Stoke City out to stretch their current unbeaten run in all competitions to three matches. In the league it’s two games unbeaten and one loss suffered across five matches albeit three of these aforementioned matches ended in draws. On the road, they’re on a four-game unbeaten run, last time out they returned home from Watford with a 1-4 success which subsequently ended a three-game run of stalemates.
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Wolves vs Crystal Palace: Match Stats
Wolves have lost their last two Premier League games against Crystal Palace, albeit both came away from home – they’ve never lost three in a row against the Eagles in top-flight history. Only the champions Manchester City (4) have conceded fewer goals in the first half than Wolves (7) this season. Indeed, Wolves have only shipped in just twice in the opening 45 minutes in their last 19 games. Wolves have also scored a league-high 25% of their goals from outside the box (6/24). On top of that, Crystal Palace have conceded more goals from distance than any other side this season (9).
Crystal Palace are meanwhile averaging 1.4 goals per game under Patrick Vieira (37 goals in 27 games) which is the best rate of any permanent manager for the Eagles in the competition. They also yet to lose when opening the scoring this season, that being said six of those games have finished level. Only the league’s two best clubs Man City (20) and Liverpool (19) have opened the scoring more without losing so far this season. The Eagles will also be seeking to win consecutive league games on the road since June 2020.
6 November 2021 – Crystal Palace 2-0 Wolves – Premier League
30 January 2021 – Crystal Palace 1-0 Wolves – Premier League
8 January 2021 – Wolves 1-0 Crystal Palace – FA Cup
30 October 2020 – Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League
20 July 2020 – Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League
Wolves are unbeaten across their last three home meetings against Crystal Palace in all competitions. They’ve also kept a clean sheet in those showdowns but this season’s reverse fixture saw the Londoners run out comfortable 2-0 winners. Wilfried Zaha struck first before Conor Gallagher rounded off the victory.