Week 22 – Wolves vs Southampton – Sport Grill


Wolves welcome Southampton to Molineux in a mid-table Premier League fixture.

A win by three goals or more would see Wolves move up to seventh for at least a few hours, while Southampton can move up to tenth with a win.

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Wolves have no new injury concerns to report after their win against Sheffield United in the 2021-22 FA Cup third round.

Jonny, Pedro Neto (both knee), Yerson Mosquera, Hee-Chan Hwang (both hamstring) and Romain Saiss (international duty) remain absent.

Southampton could welcome back Kyle Walker-Peters from self-isolation following a positive coronavirus test.

Yan Valery (suspension) and Armando Broja (head) are doubts.

Alex McCarthy (thigh), Moussa Djenepo (international duty), Will Smallbone (calf), Valentino Livramento (knee), Theo Walcott and Mohamed Elyounoussi (both Coronavirus) remain absent.

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  • Wolves have lost just one of their last seven Premier League meetings against Southampton (W4, D2, L1).
  • Southampton have won just one of the previous four Premier League visits to Molineux (W1, D2, L1).
  • There have been no red cards in nine previous Premier League meetings between Wolves and Southampton.
  • No Wolves player has been substituted on more occasions in the Premier League this season than Fabio Silva, who has been used as a substitute on nine occasions.
  • Two of Southampton’s four headed goals in the league this season have been scored by Jan Bednarek.

Prediction

Having enjoyed a festive break due to the Coronavirus, Wolves have certainly enjoyed that break as they are yet to concede a goal in 2022 after initially beating Manchester United in their last league game before defeating Sheffield Utd in the FA Cup. .

Southampton, meanwhile, continue to struggle defensively but have made solid strides forward in recent weeks – especially evident by seven goals in two games in the last week – so Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints cannot be underestimated.

So this game should be pretty open because it looks like both teams found their goal boots now so I’m expecting a surprise result.

Prediction: Wolves 2-2 Southampton

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