2019-20 Premier League: Week 37 – Wolves vs Crystal Palace

Date: Monday 20 July 2020 (8:15pm BST), Venue: Molineux

Wolves look to regain sixth as they welcome Crystal Palace to Molineux in Monday Night Football. 

A win will return Wolves to sixth ahead of their final day trip to Chelsea, whilst Palace could improve to 13th with victory if Newcastle lose earlier in evening at Brighton. 

 

Team News

Wolves

Wolves have no fresh injury concerns to report from Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Burnley. 

Palace could be without Luka Milivojevic with a knee injury, although the Serbian midfielder will be given a late fitness test. 

Patrick van Anholt (shoulder) joins James Tomkins (thigh), Gary Cahill (hamstring) and Christian Benteke (suspension) on sidelines. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Wolves have won just one of their last five meetings against Crystal Palace (W1, D1, L3).
  • Palace have lost just one of their last five trips to Molineux in all competitions (W3, D1, L1)
  • Wolves are yet to win a penalty against Palace in three previous Premier League meetings. 
  • Palace’s Jordan Ayew is the only Ghana international to have scored two penalties in the Premier League. 
  • No Mexican has produced more assists in Premier League history than Wolves’ Raul Jimenez who has set up 13 goals across last two seasons in the top flight. 

 

Prediction

With Chelsea to come on the final day, this is a must-win for Wolves if they want to push for another Europa League campaign, in event that they fail to win this season’s competition next month. 

Palace meanwhile seem to be in absolute freefall defensively despite their attacking quality, although their recent form in this fixture should provide them with a confidence boost. 

I however am going for a Wolves win because they look the better team in terms of confidence and defending, which could well be crucial in breaking Palace down later on in the match if Milivojevic is absent. 

Prediction: Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace

Result: Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace

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