2020-21 Premier League: Week Four – Wolves vs Fulham

Wolves look to end a two match losing run as they welcome Fulham to Molineux in one of two matches in a mid-afternoon Super Sunday double header. 

A win could move Wolves away from the relegation zone whilst Fulham look to climb out of the relegation zone ahead of the international break.

 

Team News

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Fernando Marcal and Daniel Podence are doubts for Wolves after suffering a calf and shoulder injury respectively in recent matches.

Jonny remains an indefinite absence as he recovers from a knee injury suffered at end of last season.

Fulham could welcome back Harrison Reed after the midfielder sat out their Carabao Cup exit at Brentford on Thursday with an unspecified injury.

Kenny Tete (calf) and Mario Lemina (knock) meanwhile aren’t expected to feature until after the international break.

 

Stat Attack

  • Wolves have lost just two of ten previous Premier League meetings against Fulham (W4, D4, L2), with just one of those four draws coming at Molineux when drew 1-1 in April 2011.
  • Fulham have avoided defeat in just one of their five previous Premier League trips to Molineux (D1, L4).
  • Wolves have failed to win a penalty in any of their last ten Premier League meetings against Fulham.
  • No Fulham player has touched the ball more times than Joe Bryan in their opening three league games with 221 touches.
  • Adama Traore is the only Wolves player to have produced double digit number of crosses, having produced 17 crosses in their opening three league matches.

 

Prediction

Wolves seem to have worryingly taken their foot off the gas in their last two matches defensively because they have conceded some poor goals, particularly last weekend at West Ham where the Hammers were able to easily rip Wolves apart on fast paced counter attacks.

Fulham’s defensive fragilities meanwhile are still present as Aston Villa and Brentford have horrifically exposed to their advantage in the Cottagers’ last two matches in all competitions, so I do expect a big improvement here because if Wolves are just as poor as they have been in their last two games then this is a huge chance for Fulham to get that first league win of season.

I however am struggling to see past a Wolves win because although they’ve been poor lately, their attack is still strong enough to comfortably beat this Fulham team who seem to lack any kind of defence at present.

Prediction: Wolves 2-0 Fulham

Result: Wolves 1-0 Fulham

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