England Premier League
Monday 5th April 2021
Kick off at 8:15pm BST
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Wolves look safe this season but they would like another win to confirm that, and could fancy their chances against West Ham on Monday evening.
This hasn’t been a vintage season for Wolves though and it does feel like they have taken a few steps backwards. The loss of striker Raul Jimenez has been huge for them and Diogo Jota moving to Liverpool in the summer was a faux pas. Still Wolves have had enough in the tank to pull off some results and have won 9 games this season and 5 of those have come at home. The clubs recent home form was good and they had gone 3 games unbeaten until the visit of Liverpool just before the international break where they lost that 1-0.
West Ham can still finish in a top four place and by their standards have had a fantastic season. The club won’t be worried that form has dipped slightly as this has been highlighted by two defeats, both away to Manchester United and Manchester City, and in both cases they were narrow losses by 1 goal.
The motivation is clear for the Hammers, they would go 4th with a win and be a point in front of Chelsea, that’s not bad going by the beginning of April, and no one associated with the club could have seen this coming. Overall on the road the Hammer’s record is decent with six wins, though their last away win was 2 months ago against Aston Villa.
Wolves: Marcal was expected to be back for this game after a thigh injury but reports suggest this could be delayed for at least another week. Joao Moutinho has a knock and will be assessed. Daniel Podence has some fitness issues and will be assessed. Raul Jimenez is now back in training full time although he isn’t allowed any contact and still has some time to go to be back in the first team.
West Ham: Pablo Fornals will be assessed but could be back for this game after recovering from his muscle injury. Angelo Ogbonna is making progress but isn’t expected back until later in the month. Andriy Yarmolenko looks out with a knee injury.
Wolves vs West Ham Head to Head:
Last season Wolves won this fixture 2-0.
Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture West Ham beat Wolves 4-0.
There is a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Wolves vs West Ham Prediction:
This is another test for West Ham and they have everything to play for, Wolves less so but the home side will want to earn another 3 points if Fulham win their game over the weekend.
We should expect to see a close and competitive game but if we rewind back to the West Ham team before those Manchester defeats then we see a solid outfit who are not afraid to attack and they will take heart that they managed to score 4 goals past Wolves the last time they met.
The Hammers are a good price to win this game, therefore we will back them to do so again and cover the draw with the refund. Michail Antonio has been the leading light for the club and we will also back him to score anytime in a match that should be enjoyable and have plenty of end to end action.
Wolves vs West Ham Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (0.0 West Ham) at 1.91
Anytime goalscorer: Michail Antonio at 3.25
Half Time: Correct Score: 0-0 or 1-1 at 2.50 and 8.00