Wolves vs Everton

Wolves had a great previous season as the team managed to get back to the Premier League, but also to win the title in the Championship. Needs to be said, it was done in style as they even lowered down their form in some phases of the season simply being in no need to chase victory after victory.

In the end, they ended up having nine points more than second-placed Cardiff earning 99 points in total. Of course that the primary target in the new season is to avoid any kind of relegation battle towards the end of the season if possible.

  • They had early preparation victories over Basel and Young Boys, then drawing against Ajax, Bochum, Betis, and Stoke. The side also lost to Derby 2:1, while their last friendly game was a 2:1 victory over Villarreal last Saturday afternoon.

They had some really good reinforcements during this transfer period. The side brought offensive Adama Traore from Middlesbrough, Diogo Jota from Atletico Madrid. Central defender Willy Boly came from Porto, while midfielder Joao Moutinho was signed from Monaco. Not many players have gone away from them, with left defender Barry Douglas signing to Leeds while striker Benik Afobe gone to Stoke City.

Wolves could be lined up in a version of a 3-4-3 formation with Jota, Calaleiro, and Bonatini as forwards. Defensive midfielder Leander Dendoncker is not fit ready. Offensive Ivan Cavaleiro had some problems but should be ready to start. Doubtful remains offensive midfielder Adama Traore due shoulder injury.

Everton can't be very satisfied with their performances last season. The team was able to get the eight position in the end in Premier League, failing to get the European ticket in the end nor to make a bit more positive performances in other competitions they were involved in.

It was too little for a side that was expected to get the Europa League exit at least, and its something that they will try to improve in the new season. However, their friendly matches aren't leaving them a lot of reasons to be positive.

  • Apart from a victory over the amateur side, having drawn against Bury and Lille and in the end, suffering four straight defeats. They lost to Porto, Blackburn and Rennes. Last rehearsal game saw them losing to Valencia 3:2 last Saturday afternoon.

They had some great signings this transfer window, getting offensive players Bernard from Shakhtar, Richarlison from Watford. Central defender Yerry Mina came from Barcelona, as well as left defender Lucas Digne. Striker Wayne Rooney went to MLS, central back Ramiro Funes Mori to Villarreal while offensive midfielder Davy Klaassen went to Werder.

Guests are set to play in a version of a 4-2-3-1 formation. Tosun should lead their attack. Walcott, Sigurdsson, and Richarlison should be offensive midfielders. \Defender Mason Holgate is sidelined as well as midfielder Andre Gomes (newly signed from Barcelona), while the match comes too soon for newly signed central defender Yerry Mina and offensive midfielder Bernard. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford probably misses this one, with Martin Stekelenburg will be in goal.

Everton could be having better season this time, however it seems that the match comes too early for them. Some key players need more fitness while few good signings came later. This is a great chance for the Wolves to exploit the situation as they do look bit more as a team, as a unit at the moment.

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Wolves vs Everton prediction

Wolves -0.25 Asian handicap @ 2.03 with Pinnacle

Result: 2-2 (lost 1/2)
 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
+20 -14

2 Comments

  1. Shibby says:

    I have to admit I fancy Everton in this one. They have signed some serious players and could be a surprise package for top 6…Good luck.

  2. Shibby says:

    Solid day Luke, well done

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