All eyes will be turned to Goodson Park on Saturday 2nd February 2019 when Everton hosts the newly elevated Wolverhampton Wanderers. The two teams, who are back to back in the table standings at position 7 and 8, will face off at 18.00GMT. Wolver Hampton is ahead of Everton at position 7 with 35 points against Everton’s 8 with 33 points. Both teams seem to be equally placed in this fixture.
The Toffees have held their ground in the Premier League for a while now. They stand a better chance of winning this match. Their midweek premier League win 1-0 win Huddersfield adds more wins to their winning basket during this 2018/2019 season.
After a six year absence in the Premier League, Wolverhampton seems to have prepared well for this season. At number 7 it is not ready to relinquish its position soon. The position also confirms that their elevation to the Premier League this season was not by mere chance but something they worked for and deserve. It seems to be a strong team in the Premier League owing to its performance thus far. Their 3-0 thrashing of West Ham United during the Tuesday midweek fixture confirms their intent at doing so.
The two teams’ back to back positions at 7 and 8 are what make this match interesting. If Everton wins the fixture, they will overthrow Wolverhampton from number 7 and Wolverhampton may drop further if Watford wins their fixture against Spurs. Things can be even worse for Everton if they lose. A loss for them and a win for Leicester, Watford and West ham can see them dropping more than 3 positions. With two consecutive league wins, a win for Wolver Hampton will make it 3, something they can chest thump about.
Everton vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Head to Head
The two sides have met 9 times in all competitions. Everton has emerged victorious 3 times while Wolverhampton has made it only once. Five matches ended in a draw. He is a snap analysis of their meetings and how the scores went.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3 Everton, Everton 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0, Everton, Everton 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Everton.
Everton will play without Lucas Digne who is serving a one match suspension due to foul play. His compatriots Yerry Mina and Leighton Baines are out due to injuries.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are almost full squad for this fixture. The only man missing from the squad is Bright Enobakhare who is nursing a calf injury.
Prediction and Odds
You can find the latest odds here.
A win is the best way to go for both teams. However, a draw can calm their respective pressures. Having played to a 2-2 draw during the first leg, at Wolverhampton side, it is time for Wolverhampton Wanderers to return the favor at Goodson Park. Our best bets for the match are as follows:
- The match to end in a draw
- Both teams to score
- Over 1.5 goals