Premier League Wolverhampton v Southampton
Great start for Wolverhampton on this return to the Premier League in 6 days, the team led by Nuno Espírito Santo has already reached the mark of 9 points and occupies a quiet as encouraging 10th place, with the same record of Leicester, team with whom they were eliminated in the penalties of the Carabao Cup last Tuesday and the only one that, so far, managed to beat the Wolves.
Moreover, the results achieved by this team have been fantastic, even by the opponents they have faced.
They were able to score in front of the two greats of Manchester, first with City at home (1-1) and most recently in the last round at Old Trafford with United for the same result.
In the middle, they won at West Ham and Burnley at home in both games 1-0.
In addition to the good results, Nuno’s team has shown good football in the various moments of the game, but many weaknesses in the effectiveness of finalization – a good example of this was the game with Burnley, where they won by the minimum margin and could have finished to thrash without problems, were not so much waste and lack of correctness when putting the ball in the net.
Southampton struggled to the last for maintenance last season and, judging by this beginning, will be another year of great suffering for the Saints.
With only 5 points left in 6 games, Mark Hughes’ side have already lost three league games against Everton (1-2), Leicester (1-2) and Liverpool (0-3). last weekend at Anfield Road.
To worsen the situation, there is the only victory achieved to have happened away from home at the Crystal Palace (2-0), which means they have not yet been able to win at home.
On the penultimate day, they were very close to achieving it, but they gave up in the final part of the match with Brighton, who came to be lost 2-0 and found the strength to react and reach the final 2-2.
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In the face of a Southampton who is still far from convincing in this Premier League and playing at home, I do not think Wolves is going to come up with a strategy other than to try to control the game, score goals and win their third win in seven games. Still, I do not think Southampton is going to give such a bad replica as it has happened, the results have often been worse than the displays and, although they will play in the field of a Wolves who plays well, will face a team that comes from a disposal and as visitors, precisely in the way they have achieved the only victory so far.
I hope, therefore, a lively match and two teams to fight for the victory, which can provide an interesting pace of play, with much game to happen next to the two beacons, especially from Southampton who knows how to take advantage of counter-attack situations.
Bet Tip: Over 2 goals