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Wolves meet visitors Southampton at Molineux Stadium in this Premier League meeting on Monday.
Our tips, poll and stats for Wolves v Southampton can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Wolves won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 1-0 Premier League defeat in their last game at the hands of Leicester City.
In that game, Wolverhampton Wanderers had 51% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Leicester City got 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Jamie Vardy (15') scored for Leicester City.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Wolverhampton Wanderers have taken part. Breaking down the goal distribution during this period, opposing sides scored a total of 6 while Wolves managed the sum of 5.
A look at their previous results shows us that Wolverhampton Wanderers:
- are unbeaten in the league by Southampton in their last 2 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Southampton will go into this match following a 2-0 Premier League win versus Newcastle United in their most recent outing.
In that match, Southampton had 61% possession and 15 shots at goal with 8 on target. For Southampton, the scorers were Che Adams (7') and Stuart Armstrong (82'). On the other side, Newcastle United had 4 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Illustrating their fondness for eventful matches, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the previous 6 games in which Southampton have played, yielding a mean average of 3.33 goals per fixture. Their opponents have got 6 of this grand total. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be continued here, however.
Pre-game facts show that Southampton:
- have not beaten Wolverhampton Wanderers when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 10/04/2009 tells us that Wolves have won 4 of them and Southampton 1, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
In all, 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 12 from Wolves and 6 coming from The Saints. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Premier League match day 23 on 18/01/2020 when it ended Southampton 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers.
That day, Southampton had 52% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. Goals were scored by Jan Bednarek (15') and Shane Long (35').
At the other end, Wolverhampton Wanderers got 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Pedro Neto (53') and Raúl Jiménez (65', 76') scored.
The referee was Darren England.
Team News: Wolves
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Wolves gaffer Nuno Espírito Santo to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group of players. Jonny Otto (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Southampton
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there is only a single fitness worry for the Southampton gaffer Ralph Hasenhüttl to be concerned about. Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
Our feeling is that Southampton might have a difficult job to hit the back of the net against this Wolves side who we reckon will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 advantage for Wolves after 90 minutes.
Should be an interesting one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Molineux Stadium (32,050)
Captain: Conor Coady
Chairman: Jeff Shi
Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo
Competitions: Premier League position 9
🔑 Key Player: Raúl Jiménez
Typically taking up the Striker position, Raúl Jiménez was born in Tepejí del Río Ocampo, Hidalgo , Mexico. Having played his first senior match for Club América in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 4 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.