West Brom vs Wolves Prediction, Preview, Team News and Betting Tips
West Brom vs Wolves United Premier League
West Bromwich Albion looked dead and buried at one stage, but just one defeat across their previous four Premier League (PL) matches (W2, D1) has given them a slim hope of beating the drop. A solid defense has been key to their improvements, particularly here, as they’ve conceded just two goals across their previous five home league matches (W2, D2, L1).
Another boost for Sam Allardyce’s men is that they’ve won as many home matches across their last four (two) as they did in the 19 top-flight home games prior. Furthermore, they could secure a third consecutive home clean sheet here for the first time since March 2015!
The hosts’ confidence is further boosted by a preceding run of three consecutive H2H victories against Midlands rivals Wolves – their best such run since 1932! Notably, they netted exactly one first-half goal in each of those games.
Wolves’ return of two wins in eight PL matches captures well the fact that they are playing for nothing but pride. Yet, scoring first could be crucial, given that they are the only side yet to lose after scoring first in the PL (W8, D1), although only two teams have opened the scoring less times.
Whilst Nuno Espírito Santo’s men have only lost one of their previous five PL away trips (W2, D2), they are winless in nine league trips to the Hawthorns (D4, L5). Six of those games saw them fail to score.
Players to score: West Brom’s Matheus Pereira bagged a brace in the reverse fixture, and he’s netted four goals across his last four PL matches – each came before HT. Hoping lightning might strike twice is Wolves’ Willy Boly, who’s only two goal contributions came in the reverse fixture (one goal, one assist).
Hot stat: Manager Sam Allardyce (WBA) has faced Wolves without losing more often than against any PL side (W4, D2).
Prediction: West Brom  vs  Wolves