19th placed West Brom travel to the Molineux Stadium to face Wolves who are currently sitting on 14th position, 10 points shy of the relegation zone.

Wolves who have been resurgent under former FC Porto boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, have had quite an inconsistent season, with strong displays against the Premier League big sides, unmatched with lacklustre displays against the smaller sides.

Wolves have had only a win in their last 5 premier league games, a 1 – 0 win against Crystal Palace on January 8th, 2021. having recorded 2 draws (1-1 draw against Tottenham and 3-3 draw against Brighton) and 2 losses (1-2 loss to Everton and 1-0 loss to Manchester United).

Wolves manager, Nuno Espiranto
Wolves manager, Nuno Espirito Santo

West Brom however, have not recorded a single victory in their past 5 games, only managing to secure a point in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool from a possible 15 points.

Also, West Brom have not been able to close the defensive lines, failing to keep a clean sheet in their past 5 games, conceding a total of 15 goals as opposed to only 3 goals scored within that period.

West Brom, though one of the team to gain promotion from the Championship last season, are seen as favourites to return to be relegated.

Wolves striker, Adama Traore
Wolves striker, Adama Traore

Wolves, however inconsistent they may seem, have so far spent two seasons in the Premier League since their promotion, which has resulted in 7th place finishes in two consecutive seasons.

Wolves are also in the Europa League Round of 32 this season, having lost 1-0 to Sevilla in the single quarter final tie played in Germany in August, 2020.

Also, Wolves have won eight of their last 10 Premier League games against promoted sides (D1 L1), with their only defeat in that time coming at Sheffield United last season. At home, they’re unbeaten in eight such games (W5 D3) since a 0-3 loss to QPR in September 2011.

West Brom's manager, Sam Allardyce
West Brom’s manager, Sam Allardyce

Though, West Brom have sacked Slaven Bilic and employed relegation expert and former England coach, Sam Allardyce to help steady the ship. The club still lack the creativity to score goals – a part Wolves seem not to be lacking.

West Brom have netted just six in their last 14, after netting five goals in their first three league games this season, and never more than once in a match in that time.

So the safest bet would be a home win for Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves side against Sam Allardyce’s struggling West Brom. A more profitable bet would be staking no away goal, since West Brom are struggling in front of the goal.



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