West Ham United has a golden chance to make it a top-four finish this week when they welcome Wolves at home. The match schedules for Monday at Molineux, with kickoff at 10:15 pm.
The Hammers are in pole position to make a top-four bid this week, especially with Tottenham and Chelsea dropping points during the weekend. At the same time, Wolves occupy the 13th position, nine points clear of the relegation zone.
There is no getting away from the fact that it is has been a poor season for Wolves by their standards. The side picked up 35 points from 29 matches, leaving them 13th in the Premier League table.
Nuno Espirito’s side finished seventh in each of the two Premier League campaigns but will not challenge for a potential for a Europa League spot. However, the side is not in any relegation battles, sitting nine points from the bottom three. They are six points off ninth-placed Aston Villa, but it’s hard into the division’s top half.
Following Chelsea’s shocking 5-2 home defeat to relegation-threatened West Bromwich on Saturday afternoon. A win this weekend will elevate the side to fourth in the rankings with one point above Chelsea. The Hammers boast of the second away league matches this season. However, they dropped points in eight of their 14 matches on their travels.
Wolves vs. West Ham Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other, with West Ham taking home four wins while Wolves five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wolves 0-1 Liverpool
Aston Villa 0-0 Wolves
Man City 4-1 Wolves
Newcastle 1-1 Wolves
Wolves 0-1 Leeds
West Ham 3-3 Arsenal
Man United 1-0 Arsenal
West Ham 2-0 Leeds United
Man City 2-1 Wolves
West Ham 3-0 Sheffield United
Wolves Team News
Rui Patricio is back in action despite suffering an injury during their loss to Liverpool before the international break. Joao Moutinho could miss out after picking an injury during international duty. Other doubts ahead of the clash include Fernando Marcal and Daniel Podence.
West Ham Team News
Unavailable figures ahead of this clash include Angelo Ogbonna, Darren Randolph, and Andriy Yarmolenko. However, Arthur Masauku expects to return to the lineup after a long spell on the sidelines due to injury. Pablo Fornals is available for selection.
Prediction and Odds
West Ham will be desperate enough to make it to the top four, especially with rivals dropping points.
West Ham Win
Goals Under 3.5