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Wolves vs West Brom Prediction & Match Preview

Wolves vs West Brom
England Premier League
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-Off at 12.30 UK
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton.

After failing to win the previous five league fixtures, Wolverhampton will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they host WBA at their Molineux Stadium.

The Wolves continue to miss injured attacker Raul Jimenez, but given WBA’s poor displays in the first half of the season, Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s football game.

Jonny, Marcal, and Podence remain in the recovery room as well, while Willy Boly is a major doubt.

The Baggies have been struggling under new boss Sam Allardyce, with the team suffering heavy defeats to Leeds United (0-5) and Arsenal (0-4) in the Premier League, while losing to Blackpool in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Since WBA are low on confidence ahead of the West Midlands derby, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.

Both Grant and Townsend are sidelined through injuries, while Robson-Kanu will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.

Wolves vs West Brom Head-to-head

Teams Wolverhampton Wanderers West Bromwich Albion played so far 15 matches.
Wolverhampton Wanderers won 3 direct matches. West Bromwich Albion won 9 matches. 3 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.40 goals per Match.

Wolves vs West Brom Prediction

Wolverhampton Wanderers in actual season average scored 1.00 goals per match. In 7 (63.64%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (27.27%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

West Bromwich Albion average scored 0.82 goals per match in season 2021. In 8 (72.73%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (27.27%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Nuno must decide whether to any risks on Adama Traore, who missed Tuesday's defeat against Everton with a hamstring injury.

Unless Willy Boly returns from the sidelines, Nuno may considering retaining the same side which started versus the Toffees.

However, Cutrone is pushing for his first start of the season after two substitute appearances in the space of a week.

West Brom will be without Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher, who sits out the game after collecting five yellow cards.

After the level of their most recent displays, Allardyce will consider making changes in several areas of the pitch.

Kieran Gibbs and Jake Livermore are in line for a starting role after being named on the substitutes' bench against Arsenal on January 2.

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Ait-Nouri; Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho; Neto, Cutrone, Silva

West Bromwich Albion possible starting lineup:
Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Ivanovic, Gibbs; Phillips, Sawyers, Livermore, Diangana; Pereira; Robinson