The final Premier League fixture from Matchweek 9 is Wolves V Southampton (23/11/20), and for my prediction - like with most of Wolves' matches - I'm expecting it to be a tight affair.
- Molineux Stadium
- Kick Off 8pm
- Live on Sky Sports
- Matchday Live
- Matchweek 9
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Wolves come into this match on the back of some patchy form. Their last 3 fixtures has seen a win, draw, and a loss.
Last time out, they lost 1-0 away to Leicester. Prior to that, they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at home, which followed a disappointing 1--1 draw at home to Newcastle.
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The Saints are the form side
Southampton on the other hand have been on a role. Their previous 3 matches has seen them collect a maximum 9 points.
This is made up of home wins over Everton and Newcastle (both 2-0), and a 4-3 victory over Aston Villa, sandwiched in between.
Wolves V Southampton Odds
- Wolves 7/5 – The Draw 21/10 – Southampton 23/10
- Over 2.5 Goals 29/20 – Under 2.5 Goals 8/13
- Both Teams To Score – Yes 19/20 – No 20/23
Southampton at better than 2/1 does look very appealing. The Saints have won 5 of their 8 matches so far this season, and another victory tonight would see them go 3rd.
For Wolves, a win tonight would see them go level on points with the Saints. So you can see why the bookies have this down as such a tight affair.
Onto the goals betting, and there is a huge disparity between the two sides. Wolves have scored 8 and conceded 9, while the Saints have scored 16 and conceded 12.
This makes the over/under 2.5 goals market look a bit of a conundrum.
From a Wolves perspective, under 2.5 looks a safe bet at 8/13. While from a Southampton perspective, over 2.5 goals is a decent looking 29/20.
Which way do you go though?
Personally, I can Wolves scoring tonight, and I think that Southampton also look good value to get on the score sheet- despite not having the injured Danny Ings.
Wolves V Southampton Prediction 23/11/20
With this in mind, my match prediction tonight is for both teams to score.
The match has the look of 1-1 or 2-1 either way, and I think 19/20 is decent value here.
One caveat to this bet though is the availability of James Ward-Prowse.
The midfielder has 3 goals and 1 assist to his name this season, and has been in excellent form, and is the set piece taker for Southampton.
There is a slight doubt over his fitness, and I would maybe think twice about the bet if he is ruled out.
That would mean no Ings and Ward-Prowse, and that would be enough to not just put me off the bet, but also Southampton.