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Wolves vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Match Preview

Wolves vs Crystal Palace
England – FA Cup
Date: Friday, 8 January 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium.

Wolverhampton and Crystal Palace go head to head at Molineux Stadium in the FA Cup round 64.

The Wolves failed to win the previous four league fixtures, with key attacker Raul Jimenez being sorely missed.

Talented attacker Rafa Silva is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts against Crystal Palace. The Eagles, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Sheffield United.

The capital club regained a much-needed confidence at the weekend, but beating Wolverhampton on the road is easier said than done.

A close encounter is on the cards at Molineux Stadium, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw.

Crystal Palace midfielder Jeff Schlupp, who suffered an injury in the 2-0 victory over United, is unlikely to recover in time to face the Wolves in the FA Cup.

Wolves vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Wolverhampton Wanderers Crystal Palace played so far 23 matches.
Wolverhampton Wanderers won 10 direct matches. Crystal Palace won 8 matches. 5 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.74 goals per Match.

Wolves vs Crystal Palace Prediction

Wolverhampton Wanderers in actual season average scored 1.00 goals per match. In 6 (66.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 2 (22.22%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Crystal Palace average scored 1.32 goals per match in season 2021. In 7 (70.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Wolves still have their fair share of injury problems, with Raul Jimenez, Jonny Castro and Leander Dendoncker definitely out of this contest, while Willy Boly is again a huge doubt.

Fernando Marcal and Daniel Podence could be involved, but Nuno is unlikely to take any risks with the latter, meaning that he could return from a calf strain against Everton rather than Palace.

Max Kilman, Owen Otasowie, John Ruddy and Ki-Jana Hoever could all come into the XI following the Brighton clash, while Fabio Silva is again expected to be given the opportunity to lead the line.

As for Palace, Nathan Ferguson, Wayne Hennessey, Martin Kelly, Jeffrey Schlupp, Connor Wickham and Gary Cahill are all injured, while Christian Benteke is a doubt with a dead leg.

Hodgson is expected to ring the changes following the clash with Sheffield United, meaning that the likes of Scott Dann, Jack Butland, Mamadou Sakho, Patrick Van Aanholt and Michy Batshuayi should all earn starts.

James McCarthy and Jordan Ayew could also be handed positions in the XI, while Eberechi Eze, who replaced Schlupp off the bench against Sheffield United before scoring a spectacular goal, should be in the side.

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Ruddy; Hoever, Kilman, Coady, Ait Nouri; Moutinho, Neves; Traore, Vitinha, Otasowie; Silva

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Butland; Ward, Dann, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Townsend, McCarthy, Riedewald, Eze; Ayew, Batshuayi