|Wolves (-139) @ pinnacle|
8* Wolverhampton (3:00 ET): The Wolves are having a pretty disappointing Premier League campaign. They currently sit 12th in the table. But a late goal enabled them to take the full three from Fulham last week and now they’ve got a golden opportunity to make it back to back wins for just the third time in 2020-21.This one is especially important to them as they’ve lost two in a row here at home. One would have to go all the way back to 2018 to find the last time the Wolves dropped three straight at Molineux.
The opposition this week is last place Sheffield United, so I don’t think Wolves’ fans need to worry about matching that dubious mark. United, whose relegation is all but confirmed at this point, has turned in an absolutely dreadful campaign. At one point, it seemed as if they might set the Premier League record for fewest points in a season. That’s not going to happen, but they still have 10 fewer points than 19th place West Brom and are 18 adrift from where they’d need to be to avoid relegation. Making up that gap isn’t going to happen.
Over the previous four fixtures, all losses, United has produced a goal differential of -11 as they’ve conceded 12 times while scoring only one goal of their own. On their travels this season, they have incredibly picked up just four points (out of a possible 45!) while scoring only seven goals in the process! So things are rather dire here. For the Wolves, the 1-0 win over Fulham snapped a five-match winless run. But the previous two home defeats came against Liverpool and West Ham, both of whom are top six sides right now. United is obviously at the opposite end of the spectrum and they are also winless in their last seven trips to Molineux. The reverse fixture was 2-0 back in September and I’m looking for a similar result Saturday. 8* Wolverhampton