Wolves will be looking to end their winless run in the Premier League this weekend when they host a West Brom side with the same fate. The match schedules for Saturday at Molineux Stadium with a kickoff at 330 pm.
The home side has gone five matches without picking three points in the Premier League. On the other hand, West Brom’s last success dates back to November 28, when they eased past bottom-placed Sheffield United.
Following their takeover in 2017, Wolves have shown an upward trajectory in their performance, unlike their counterparts. West Brom returned to the Premier League after a two-year absence. It is proving a hard start for the side to make a name for themselves.
Saturday’s clash will mark the first Black Country Derby in nine years. However, both sides head into the clash with disappointing results in their past matches. Despite starting with seventh in the table, the side finds themselves 14th on the table.
Even after replacing Slaven Bilic with Sam Allardyce, the side is currently six points adrift with a -28 goal difference. It has been a hard start against Liverpool, Arsenal, Aston Villa, and Leeds United.
Moreover, Nuno Espirito contends with the long term absence of Raul Jimenez in addition to other injury concerns. The addition of Patrick Cutrone and Fabio Silva is yet to bear fruits in the final third.
Wolves vs. West Brom Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other, with Wolves taking home two wins while West Brom with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wolves 1-2 Everton
Wolves 1-0 Crystal Palace
Brighton 3-3 Wolves
Man United 1-0 Wolves
Wolves 1-1 Tottenham
Blackpool 2-2 West Brom
West Brom 0-4 Arsenal
West Brom 0-5 Leeds United
Liverpool 1-1 West Brom
West Brom 0-3 Aston Villa
Wolves Team News
Nuno Espirito will have to make a significant decision on Adama Traore’s availability, who picked up a hamstring injury. Willy Boly is awaiting a late minute decision before getting a nod at the heart of the defense. Cutrone is pushing for a start after coming on as a substitute in the last two appearances.
West Brom Team News
Allardyce will not call Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher, who sites out of this game after collecting five yellow cards. Kieran Gibbs and Livermore are in line for a starting role.
Prediction and Odds
It is only a matter of time before the Wolves end their winless streak in the league, which is the perfect side.
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score