Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace Match Analysis & Prediction
25/04/2023 9:30 pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace will both seek an immediate return to winning ways in the Premier League when they meet in Tuesday’s contest at Molineux.
The hosts suffered a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday despite going a goal up at the King Power, while Palace played out a goalless draw with Everton.
Thanks to West Ham United’s victory over Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, Wolves will enter the midweek round of fixtures having slipped below the Hammers into 14th place in the standings, behind David Moyes’ side on goal difference and six points clear of the bottom three with six matches remaining.
Molineux has also been a happy hunting ground for Wolves in recent months, as they boast five wins from seven Premier League home matches in 2023 – including each of their last two – and every victory in that run has seen Wolves keep a clean sheet.
Crystal Palace’s explosing attacking performaces under Roy Hodgson unfortunately petered out against the 10 men of Everton, who left Selhurst Park on Saturday with a creditable point to their name.
The Eagles’ perfect winning record during Hodgson’s homecoming may now be over, but they are still safely entrenched in 12th place in the table, nine points clear of the bottom three with six matches left to play.
Following victories at Leeds United and Southampton, Palace are now out to make it three Premier League wins away from home for the first time since May 2019, and recent history suggests that their trip to the West Midlands will be a worthwhile one.
Hodgson’s side have won each of their last four meetings with Wolves, who lost 2-1 to Palace at Selhurst Park earlier in the season, while Wilfred Zaha and Jean-Philippe Mateta were on target in a 2-0 victory at Molineux for the Eagles 11 months ago.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Crystal Palace Head to head
In the 50 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, they have each claimed 18 victories while they have drawn in 14. Wolves have scored 61 goals and conceded 62 in the process.
08/01/2021Wolverhampton Wanderers1Crystal Palace0FA Cup
30/01/2021Crystal Palace1Wolverhampton Wanderers0Premier League
06/11/2021Crystal Palace2Wolverhampton Wanderers0Premier League
05/03/2022Wolverhampton Wanderers0Crystal Palace2Premier League
18/10/2022Crystal Palace2Wolverhampton Wanderers1Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News
Mario Lemina was withdrawn at half time due to a hamstring injury, but he ssemingly laid any fears to rest when he was seen walking normally after the game.
Julen Lopetegui continues to work without Sasa Kalajdzic and Chquinho (both knee), while Boubacra Traore is still lacking match fitness and may only make the bench at best.
Wolverhampton Wanderers's Last 5 Matches
18/03/2023Wolverhampton Wanderers2Leeds United4Premier League
01/04/2023Nottingham Forest1Wolverhampton Wanderers1Premier League
08/04/2023Wolverhampton Wanderers1Chelsea0Premier League
15/04/2023Wolverhampton Wanderers2Brentford0Premier League
22/04/2023Leicester City2Wolverhampton Wanderers1Premier League
Crystal Palace Team News
Hodgson is hopeful that Zaha (groin) and Nathaniel Clyne (knee) will be back on the training pitches at some point this week, but Tuesday’s game is expected to come too soon for both.
Vicente Guaita was back on the bench at the weekend, but Sam Johnstone may have done enough to retain possession of the gloves on Tuesday.
Crystal Palace's Last 5 Matches
19/03/2023Arsenal4Crystal Palace1Premier League
01/04/2023Crystal Palace2Leicester City1Premier League
09/04/2023Leeds United1Crystal Palace5Premier League
15/04/2023Southampton0Crystal Palace2Premier League
22/04/2023Crystal Palace0Everton0Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Crystal Palace: Odds and Predictions
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