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Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton set for a stalemate

Wolverhampton vs Southampton Preview 15/01/2022

14 January 2022 | Premier League | Preview
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Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton set for a stalemate
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Wolverhampton Wanderers are undefeated in three straight Premier League matches ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Southampton at Molineux.

Bruno Lage’s team is eighth in the Premier League standings with 28 points from 19 games. Seven points separate Wolverhampton Wanderers from fifth-place Arsenal in the race for European qualification.

Southampton are on a good run of Premier League form heading into the weekend. The Saints are undefeated in four straight league matches ahead of the fixture.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team took 24 points from 20 matches in the league this term. Southampton are 11 points off of fifth-place Arsenal in the race for Europe.

European qualification is likely to be a step too far for Southampton this season. However, the Saints are ahead of the relegation zone by 13 points. They should have no issue finishing midtable this season.

The away team is undefeated in six straight games in all competitions between these rivals. Wolverhampton Wanderers have won the last two games between these sides. Earlier this season, a Raul Jimenez goal gave Wolves a 1-0 win.

Four of the last six games between these teams in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Two of the last three matches between these teams finished with both teams not scoring goals.

Lage could be without up to five players on Saturday at Molineux. Pedro Neto is ruled out until February with a knee injury.

Yerson Mosquera, Jonny Otto, and Hee Chang Hwang are all three ruled out until February due to injuries. Defender Roman Saiss is away at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament and will play no player in the game.

Southampton manager Hasenhuttl could be without Alex McCarthy due to a thigh injury. Kyle Walker-Peters and Armando Broja could be passed fit for the game following injuries. Williams Smallbone, Moussa Djenepo, and Valentino Livramento are all three ruled out due to injuries.

The away team has done well in the last six matches between these teams. That trend should continue once more on Saturday at Molineux.

Four of the last six games in all competitions between these teams finished with under 2.5 goals scored. That trend should also continue as Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton finish in a stalemate.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Wolves' last nine Premier League matches. Wolves have kept six clean sheets in their last 8 Premier League matches. Expect Wolves to keep a clean sheet but once again fail to score a goal.

Home team
Away team
Probability %
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Correct score
Avg. goals
Weather conditions
Odds
Score
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odds
EPL
324126
X
0 - 0
2.10
3.20
2.20 3.20 3.50 no no no
FT
3 - 1(1 - 0)
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Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1
Manchester City 56 22 18 2 2 54 13 41
2
Liverpool 45 21 13 6 2 55 18 37
3
Chelsea 44 23 12 8 3 46 18 28
4
West Ham 37 22 11 4 7 41 30 11
5
Tottenham 36 19 11 3 5 26 22 4
6
Arsenal 35 20 11 2 7 33 25 8
7
Manchester United 35 21 10 5 6 35 30 5
8
Wolverhampton 31 20 9 4 7 17 15 2
9
Brighton 29 21 6 11 4 22 22 0
10
Leicester City 25 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3
11
Crystal Palace 24 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1
12
Southampton 24 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8
13
Aston Villa 23 20 7 2 11 27 32 -5
14
Brentford 23 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11
15
Leeds United 22 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15
16
Everton 19 19 5 4 10 24 34 -10
17
Norwich City 16 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32
18
Watford 14 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17
19
Newcastle United 12 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23
20
Burnley 11 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11

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