Tip Wolves - Southampton
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ four match unbeaten run was ended just before the international break by Leicester City and they will be hoping to start off again when they host Southampton on Monday. The two sides head to this game separated by just three points, Wolves in ninth place with 13 points and Southampton in fourth spot on 16 points. Jamie Vardy scored a 15th minute penalty and missed another in the 39th minute as Leicester claimed a 1-0 win over Wolves just before the international break, leaving Wolves on three wins, a loss and a draw in their last five matches. It was the only game they have failed to score in the last five, while they have three clean sheets in the last five matches. For Wolves, it has been impressively compact at the back and they haven’t conceded more than a goal a game in the last five matches. They are unbeaten in the last three home matches and will see this as an opportunity to get back to winning ways. With eight clean sheets and only two losses in 11 home league matches and having scored in eight of their last 10 league matches at home, they may have the needed morale here. However, they do not score a lot of goals at home; in the last 13 league matches at home, Wolves have scored two or more in just four games. They don’t also concede a lot of goals; in the last 13 home matches in the league, they have let in two or more in just two matches. Head to head, they have one loss and three wins in the last five meetings with Southampton.
Southampton on the other hand, head to this game as one of the teams with the best form in recent weeks. They have collected 13 points from a possible 15 in the last five matches, but have just one win in the last nine meetings with Wolves. They head to this game unbeaten in six straight matches, with five wins therein and they have scored two or more goals in each of their last five games. It has been working well in both defence and attack for the Saints and going to this game they have four clean sheets in the last six matches. However, a number of key men in attack may miss this game, which could be a massive blow for Southampton. Top scorer Danny Ings is definitely out, as he nurses a knee injury, while James Ward Prowse has hamstring trouble and remains a doubt. The two, along with Che Adams, have scored a combined eight goals in the last four games and missing this game will be a huge disadvantage. Southampton opened the season with three straight losses but the improvement thereafter is visible, having topped the table, albeit for a few hours, before the international break. They head here with just one loss in the last nine away league matches and have scored two or more goals in six of 10 away league games.
Key points Wolves - Southampton
Southampton unbeaten in six matches.
Wolves are unbeaten in their last three home matches.
Southampton have one loss in nine away league matches.
Wolves have two losses in 11 home league matches.
Wolves have scored in four of their last five matches.
Conclusion Wolves - Southampton
Southampton have been on the rise after a poor start to the season and will be aiming higher than their finish last season. The same applies to Wolves, who despite the loss to Leicester in their last game, have been in impressive form. Wolves have a great run at home and also against Southampton, and while the Saints have a poor run against Wolves, they have been impressive away from home. However, with a number of key players absent for Southampton, we don’t think they will be as effective as in the recent matches. All factors considered, we think the home/away forms for these sides will come to play here, and we will go for a draw.
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Wolves Southampton Prediction published on November 18, 2020