Wolves vs West Ham: Preview & Prediction

Saturday 20th November 2021

Wolves vs West Ham: Preview & Prediction

England Premier League
Saturday 20th November 2021
Kick off at 3pm GMT
Venue: Molineux Stadium

Match Preview:

Wolves have climbed to 8th place and in the past month they have looked like a different team compared to how they begun the season. However just before the international break Bruno Lage’s side did lose against Crystal Palace and that would have been a timely reminder of just how difficult and competitive the Premier League is even when you find yourself in good form.

Wolves last home game ended in a 2-1 victory over Everton and the club could move one or two places with victory in this game. From their 5 games played so far at home Wolves have won 2 and lost 3, but we shouldn’t worry too much about the three games lost given that the last two have been victories and Wolves seem to be moving in the right direction.

West Ham are just making statements almost every weekend and before the break they managed to inflict Liverpool’s first defeat of the season beating the Reds 3-2 at home. The Hammers are now in 3rd place and are just three points behind league leaders Chelsea. It’s been quite a season so far for David Moyes side and they continue to surprise critics.

The Hammers have won their last 4 games and on recent form there isn’t a better side in the league. Along with beating Liverpool they have also beaten Everton and Tottenham lately. 

 

Team News: 

Wolves: Marcal is 50/50 to come back for this game after recovering from his calf strain. Pedro Neto is being pencilled back in to return at the beginning of next month. Jonny and Yerson Mosquera are out long term.

West Ham: Declan Rice is a doubt due to illness and will be assessed, there are no other injuries for the Hammers.

 

Wolves vs West Ham Head to Head:

Last season West Ham won this fixture 3-2.

West Ham have scored 7 goals past Wolves in their last two meetings.

There has only been 1 result from the last 26 meetings that has ended 0-0.

There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.

 

Wolves vs West Ham Prediction:

If you’re scoring goals that is always a good sign and West Ham have scored 7 goals in their last two games. They have very good recent results over Wolves too after suffering for a few years. This is an example of two teams coming together that are certainly punching above their weight and we should see a very entertaining game.

West Ham look fearless at the moment and there are goals in this side. Wolves’ one worry would have been the recent defeat at Palace but now they are back at home and will be confident. The club have scored just 4 goals so far at home but it is probably unfair to talk about their early season form when so much work has gone in behind the scenes and on the training pitch to implement Lage’s vision on this side.

There shouldn’t be a favourite here and it might be worth backing the goals market for this game, there is still plenty of value to be had in a game that should be very fast paced and end to end.

 

Wolves vs West Ham Betting Tips:

Over 2.5 goals at 2.00

Both teams to score at 1.72

Anytime goalscorer: Michail Antonio at 2.50