February 17, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Wolverhampton and the Eagles have strong defences but misfiring attacks, and our tipster is backing that trend to continue at Molineux on Friday
Wolves and Crystal Palace are both looking for their fourth Premier League win of the season when they face off at Molineux on Friday evening.
Both teams have made solid starts to the campaign with 10 points from six games, putting the Eagles in eighth, one place above their opponents, and victory for either side will see them move up to third at the very least.
Wolves vs Crystal Palace Latest Odds
Wolves have struggled at home this season with four points from three matches but are Evens (2.0) favourites with bet365 to come out on top at Molineux.
Roy Hodgson’s men have won two of their three away games so far, including a 3-1 triumph at Old Trafford, and are 16/5 (4.20) outsiders for this one.
The sides drew 1-1 at Selhurst Park last term and another stalemate can be backed at 11/5 (3.20).
Wolves vs Crystal Palace Team News
Jonny is the only absentee for Nuno Espirito Santo, who may opt to start both Joao Moutinho and Adama Traore after they came off the bench in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle last time out.
In stark contrast, Gary Cahill, Nathan Ferguson, Wayne Hennessey, Conor Wickham and Jack Butland are all out for Palace while James McCarthy and James Tomkins are both unlikely to feature.
Wolves vs Crystal Palace Preview
This is a meeting of two of the least effective attacks in the Premier League so far, with Palace’s eight goals a better tally than only five other teams while Wolves’ measly six is the fourth-lowest in the division.
The sheer amount of goals scored per game this season – 3.29 on average compared to 2.72 in 2019-20 – does make this somewhat of a surprise, although their defensive records are perhaps even more astonishing.
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Only Arsenal and Aston Villa boast stronger backlines than Wolves, who have shipped just eight strikes, with four of those coming in one fixture, whilst Palace are on nine goals against.
Wolves vs Crystal Palace Tips and Predictions
Given the fairly ineffective attacks possessed by both teams as well as the stellar defences, bet365’s price of 1.900 on under 2.0 goals on the Asian lines looks to be the best bet in what could be a fairly tedious clash.