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Wolves vs Arsenal Prediction & Match Preview

 

Wolves vs Arsenal Prediction & Match Preview

Wolves vs Arsenal
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 2 February 2021
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).

Wolverhampton will be aiming to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace when they take on Arsenal in the Premier League round 22. 


The Wolves have been playing some low-scoring games of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous two league fixtures. 

Top scorer Raul Jimenez will once again be sorely missed in the midweek clash, and it is no wonder Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops are seen as underdogs in Tuesday’s showdown.

The likes of Ait Nouri, Jonny, and Marcal are sidelined with injuries as well. 

The Gunners, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Manchester United where Mikel Arteta’s troops produced a fine display. 

Since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains quarantined, a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Molineux Stadium. In their last meeting at the venue Arsenal defeated Wolverhampton 2-0.

Wolves vs Arsenal Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Wolverhampton Wanderers Arsenal played so far 15 matches.
Wolverhampton Wanderers won 2 direct matches. Arsenal won 10 matches. 3 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.87 goals per Match.

Wolves vs Arsenal Prediction

Wolverhampton Wanderers in actual season average scored 0.96 goals per match. In 8 (66.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (33.33%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Arsenal average scored 1.69 goals per match in season 2021. In 11 (64.71%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (52.94%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Wolves were without three left-sided defenders against Palace, with Marcal already sidelined, Rayan Ait-Nouri being sent for scans following an injury against Chelsea, while Romain Saiss was reported to have picked up a knock.

The latter is also being strongly linked with a last-minute move to Liverpool, so depending on what transpires over the coming days, Nelson Semedo could deputise on the left flank again.

Adama Traore could also come back in for the hosts, but wholesale changes are unlikely given their numerous absentees, and Ruben Neves may not be involved after the birth of his child.

Arsenal captain Aubameyang is still in quarantine after helping to look after his unwell mother, and even though the club are working with the government regarding his eventual return to action, Tuesday's game will likely come too soon for him.

Saka was left out as a precautionary measure against Man United with a sore hip but is expected to return to the fold here, while Kieran Tierney and Dani Ceballos could also be in contention to take part as they look to shake off calf problems.

Emile Smith Rowe overcame fitness concerns to start at the weekend, but with Arteta affirming that he must be careful with his young guns, Martin Odegaard could make his first start for the club in midweek.

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Coady, Boly, Kilman; Hoever, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Semedo; Traore, Jose, Neto

Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Cedric, Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Pepe; Lacazette


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