Both Wolves and Burnley are among the teams that secretly hope to compete for a spot in the top half of the Premier League table. Actually, Burnley achieved such a feat last season, but would like to repeat it once again. Unfortunately for both sides, Premier League hasn’t been this tough in a while. Therefore, every point matters, which is why both teams are gonna be super-motivated on Sunday afternoon. But, who’s gonna be the happier side when the clash of Molineux Stadium finishes? Perhaps this Wolverhampton vs Burnley match preview will help you find the answer.
Wolves are back in the Premier League after a while and they plan to stay here for a long time. So far, they’ve been doing very well in making that plan come true. After four rounds of the Premier League, they have five points. That may not seem much, but this team has faced some really tough opponents, including the title holders, Manchester City, with whom they played draw.
Wolves have already shown that they got the quality for the top English tier, which isn’t surprising considering that they’ve invested quite a lot of money in this team. They’ve been building it from the scratch over the past couple of seasons, creating a mighty force that always goes forward, even when faced against better opponents.
Wolves work as a team, so there isn’t a single man who’s responsible for their success. For example, there are four players who have scored a goal each so far in the league. Leo Bonatini is not one of them and this is the guy who was Wolves’ top scorer last season in the Championship. So, you may want to pay attention to him in the upcoming matches, as he’s probably eager to score his first-ever Premier League goal.
It’s fair to say that Burnley overachieved the last season and that’s come back to haunt them. They got themselves a place in the Europa League qualification, which meant that they had to play mid-week matches in addition to their Premier League obligations. The result? They’ve won only a single point in the league.
But, that’s over now. They got knocked out by Olympiakos and can now focus entirely on the Premier League. And it seems that the international break came in the right moment for them. Sean Dyche’s boys needed some rest but also needed to change their mindset and get into the points-winning mode. But, will they be able to get anything out of the game with Wolves, which is an away game?
Well this team is famous for being great when playing away from their stadium. In fact, last season, in which they finished on the 7th place in the Premier League, they won a total of 28 points away from home. That’s two more than they won at their stadium.
- Ivan Cavaleiro (injury)
- Anders Lindegaard (injury)
- Nick Pope (injury)
- Steven Defour (injury)
- Robbie Brady (injury)
- Johann Gudmundsson (injury)
Patricio – Boly, Doherty, Bennett, Castro – Neves, Jota, Moutinho – Bonatini, Costa, Jimenez
Hart – Tarkowski, Mee, Bardsley, Taylor – Cork, Hendrick, Westwood, Lennon – Wood, Vokes
Wolverhampton vs Burnley Match Prediction
At the first look, Wolves might seem like clear favorites here, but I think it’s time for Burnley to get back in the game. This is a team that knows how to defend and I’m confident they’re gonna be able to resists Wolverhampton attacks, so we might even see a clean sheet here.
Wolverhampton vs Burnley Betting Tips
- Draw @3.60 (bet365)
- Under 2.5 Goals @1.64 (Unibet)