Southampton vs Wolves Prediction and Betting Odds
Wolverhampton Wanderers will be playing against Southampton on Sunday. It will be Southampton who will be hosting the Wolves at St. Mary’s Stadium. Southampton is yet to win a match this season while the Wolves are coming off a defeat in their last game. With home advantage, Southampton will aim for a win when they host Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday. Wolves on the other hand will hope to register their 2nd win of this season.
Both the teams are in dire need of a win and this could be the perfect opportunity for the Saints to inflict more damage on Wolves who have been on a poor run since Bruno Lage took over the charge.
Southampton vs Wolves Prediction and Betting Odds: Preview
The Saints are yet to register a victory this season but have shown some promise as they played four consecutive draws in the top tier including two crucial points against Manchester United and Manchester City.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s defensive unit needs to be lauded for their commendable performance in the last four games but the lack of intent in the attacking third has been a major concern for the Austrian manager.
They have failed to replace Danny Ings’ goals who joined Aston Villa this summer. The English international had a great impact during his stay at St Mary’s stadium.
However, with Wolves struggling badly since the start of the season HasenHuttl could push for a victory against the Midland giants.
Wolves have had a tough start under the tutelage of Bruno Lage. The Portuguese manager was supposed to fill the void left by the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo but is yet to stamp his authority in the League.
Wolves woeful form has seen them just one win out of the five matches and they badly need some fresh air in their battle for survival.
Their European ambitions have taken a big jolt and the supporters would be hoping for some positive gameplay when they travel south this weekend.
Only a solitary point separates the two teams currently and a win would be massive for both sides.
Southampton vs Wolves Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Lineup
Alex McCarthy has been the preferred choice in the Saints goal and will continue to keep his place.
The Saints lost Jack Stephens due to an injury in their 0-0 draw against Manchester City and the boss admitted the player is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
“We have now with Jack Stephens a player who is long out, 10 to 12 weeks maybe, so we need every centre-back.
“A long-term injury is always a blow to us. The tendon on the knee is disrupted, so it’s a tendon injury. It takes, I don’t know how long, but it will take time.”
Jan Bednarek will have a new partner in youngster Mohammed Salisu and they will have the responsibility to thwart a very potent Wolves attack.
Kyle Walker-Peters will take his place on the left side of the defense while Valentino Livramento will start on the right side.
Oriol Romeu and James Ward-Prowse will star in the midfield.
Nathan Redmond and Mohamed Elyounoussi will start on both the flanks.
Che Adams and Adam Armstrong will start upfront.
Jose Sa will have the responsibility to safeguard the Wolves’ goal.
The three-man backline will include Conor Coady, Roman Saiss and Max Kilman.
Marcal and Nelson Semedo will be the two wingbacks.
Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves will feature in the middle of the pitch.
The front three will consist of Adama Traore, Francisco Trincao and Raul Jimenez.
Southampton vs Wolves Prediction and Betting Odds: Match Odds
Southampton vs Wolves Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
Southampton vs Wolves Prediction and Betting Odds predicting a victory for Southampton against Wolves.
Southampton vs Wolves Prediction and Betting Odds: Why Southampton can win
- Southampton are yet to lose a match this season
- The Saints will be playing the match on their home turf which will be an added advantage
- Wolves’ poor start to the season could add to their misery.
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Southampton vs Wolves Prediction and Betting Odds: Recent Form
Wolves are set to face their former manager’s team in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. The Midland giants could draw some inspiration for their Premier League encounter by showing a competent display against Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux Stadium.
On the other hand, Southampton got the better of Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup third round and advanced to the next round. The Saints manager was not entirely satisfied with his side’s performance and might tweak his tactical set up in the next game.
The Saints will push their wingers to exploit the open space in the Wolves half. Hasenhuttl’s side has been pretty strong in their defensive shape and is expected to keep the Wolves attackers under strict checking. With games coming fast and thick they will be needing a much-needed victory before to keep up their momentum.
Barring a win against Watford, Lage has failed to read the Premier League pulse as it seems. Despite having a competent squad at his disposal the Portuguese manager has not been able to emulate his philosophy at the club.
The Midland side was expected to fight for a European place this term but instead of pushing for a place in the top half of the table, they are more close to the bottom zone as they are only one point adrift of the relegation zone. Lage’s job is already at stake following a very underwhelming start to the current campaign and a defeat in this match will pile further pressure on him.
Summer arrival Hwang Hee-Chan scored the only goal for Lage so far and the South Korean international would be hoping to keep his scoring boots intact. Lage does have a pretty strong attacking unit with the likes of Traore, Jimenez, Trincao, Hee-Chan, and Daniel Podence they can hurt Southampton with all guns blazing.
Sky Sports, BT Sport, and Amazon Prime hold the exclusive rights to telecast English Premier League in the United Kingdom. Southampton vs Wolves will be live on Sky Sports and viewers can watch the match live from 2 pm.
Wolves did have the upper hand in the last few matches as they proved to be the better team in the last few clashes. But given the recent form, a 2-0 home win is likely to be expected from this game.