Two sides that come off successive FA Cup victories will lock horns in the Premier League this week. Wolves welcome Everton at Molineux this Tuesday evening with kickoff at 11:15 pm.
Nuno Espirito’s men edged out Crystal Palace 1-0 to proceed to the fourth round of the cup. On the other hand, Everton needed extra time to dodge Rotherham United.
Despite a successful 2019-20 season, Adama Traore struggled to find the back on the net with only two goals last season. Both goals came against Manchester City, thus creating the hype for the Spaniard. However, he ended his goalless form with a thunderous effort that booked a spot for the side in the fourth round.
The West Midlands outfit ended their four games winless streak across all competitions following their own turf’s slender win. Nuno will be looking to build upon the momentum on Tuesday against the Toffees.
Raul Jimenez’s absence is truly felt at Molineux, with Fabio Silva failing to carve a name for himself so far. However, Nuno continues to rely on the 18-year-old for clinical finishes from the returning Patrick Cutrone.
On the other hand, Everton proceeded to the fourth round of the FA Cup following a 1-0 victory. However, many Toffee fans expected a dominant display against the Rotherham side. The slender win adds to one against Sheffield United and a loss to West Ham.
Wolves vs. Everton Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other, with Wolves taking home two wins while Everton with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wolves 1-0 Crystal Palace
Brighton 3-3 Everton
Manchester United 1-0 Wolves
Wolves 1-1 Tottenham
Burnley 2-1 Wolves
Everton 2-1 Rotherham
Everton 0-1 West Ham
Sheffield United 0-1 Everton
Everton 0-2 Manchester City
Everton 2-1 Arsenal
Wolves Team News
Attacker Podence suffered a calf injury against Manchester United and will not be returning to action for at least another couple of weeks. Long-term absentees at the club include Raul Jimenez, Johnny Otto, and recently Marcal. Defender Willy Boly has a slight chance of making a return.
Everton Team News
Midfielder Allan remains in the infirmary and looks likely to stay out of action till the end month. Injury-plagued Fabian Delph, and Jean-Phillippe Gbamin remain on the sidelines. Ancelotti welcomes his first-choice goalkeeper Jordan Pickford over Robin Olsen between the sticks.
Prediction and Odds
Ancelotti sets to receive many players back for this match, providing a boost against the hosts’ leaky defense.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5