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Premier League – Wolverhampton Wanderers at home to Newcastle United

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Newcastle United

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Saturday at Molineux Stadium, as Wolves host Newcastle in the Premier League.

Newcastle will travel to Wolves, as seventeenth plays fourteenth in the table.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have six points to their name, going into this tie

Southampton were beaten 0-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium, the last time that Wolves played.

Wolves have now lost four of their last six games, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Bruno Lage. With six points, they currently sit fourteenth in the League having won two fixtures and lost four matches.

Playing at home, Wolves have lost three meetings.

A win in this fixture, would take Wolverhampton Wanderers’s points from 6 to 9, so far this season.

A solid defensive team

It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Wolves have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with five goals in their previous fixtures. This has been a poor season for them so far in terms of goals scored, with a total of three. However, their stand-out attacking players have been Raul Jimenez (1), Hee-chan Hwang (1), and Jose Sa.

It is likely that five key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Bruno Lage and his Wolves team.

Newcastle United have so far accrued three points in this season of the Premier League

Newcastle will no doubt see this game as an opportunity to bring some consistency of form into their season, following a draw away to Watford, as well at Leeds United.

Newcastle are quickly becoming the Premier League’s draw specialists, having recorded two in their last two games. They currently sit in seventeenth place, with a total of three points drawn three fixtures and lost three meetings.

Newcastle have drawn one game and lost two games of their three League matches away from home this season.

Newcastle United will have 6 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Newcastle are missing six players through injury or illness. This will affect Steve Bruce’s selection choices significantly.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United – Head-to-Head.

The teams have previously met each other 16 times with the tally being four wins and nine draws for Wolves. Additionally, the two teams have drawn all last three matches played. The last time both teams met in this competition was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. With both sides conceding goals in their most recent game together, the probability of both sides scoring on Saturday is 54.35%.

Newcastle to win – probability = 20.41 percent.

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