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Friday’s FA Cup action features Wolves versus Crystal Palace.
View all of the Wolves v Crystal Palace predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Wolves head into this match following a 3-3 Premier League drawn match versus Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that game, Wolverhampton Wanderers managed 46% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Wolverhampton Wanderers, the scorers were Romain Saïss (19') and Rúben Neves (44'). Brighton & Hove Albion had 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Aaron Connolly (13'), Dan Burn (34' Own goal), Neal Maupay (46') and Lewis Dunk (70') scored for Brighton & Hove Albion.
It has not been often in recent games where Wolverhampton Wanderers have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Wolves have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals on the way. That pattern might not be continued into this game, of course.
Crystal Palace will go into the meeting following a 2-0 Premier League win as they beat Sheffield United in their last fixture.
In that match, Crystal Palace had 44% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Crystal Palace, goals were scored by Jeff Schlupp (4') and Eberechi Eze (45'). On the other side, Sheffield United had 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Crystal Palace have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 13 goals in all. In defence, The Eagles have not been doing too well.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 01/01/2013 tells us that Wolves have won 3 of these & Crystal Palace 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 of them for Wolves and 6 netted by The Eagles. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Premier League match day 7 on 30/10/2020 when it finished Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Crystal Palace.
In that game, Wolverhampton Wanderers had 45% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Rayan Aït Nouri (18') and Daniel Podence (27').
Crystal Palace had 11 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Martin Atkinson.
Team News: Wolves
Jonny Otto (Knee Injury), Raúl Jiménez (Fractured Skull), Leander Dendoncker (Knock), Daniel Podence (Thigh Problems) and Renat Dadashov (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be able to feature for Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo.
Team News: Crystal Palace
With a completely healthy squad to choose from, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has no fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
In our opinion, Crystal Palace will need to push hard to break down this Wolves side who we think might well score one, at least.
We therefore fancy a highly competitive game with a 1-0 win for Wolves at full-time.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Molineux Stadium (32,050)
Captain: Conor Coady
Chairman: Jeff Shi
Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo
Competitions: Premier League position 13, FA Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Star Man: Daniel Podence
Regularly taking up the Left Wing position, Daniel Podence was born in Oeiras, Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for Moreirense in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has got 3 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 15 appearances.