England Premier League
Sunday 25th August 2019
Kick off at 4.30pm BST
Venue: Molineux Stadium
It’s been a demanding week for Wolves and there will be no let up this week either as the reality of European football combined with a league season hits home. On Thursday they beat Torino away 3-2 in the Europa League Qualifiers, but at one point they were winning 3-1 and the match is really open for the 2nd leg which will take place 4 days after this game, and this will definitely be playing on their minds.
Their last league game ended with a respectable 1-1 draw against Manchester United, although Paul Pogba’s penalty miss could have condemned them to defeat. Instead Wolves find themselves in the relegation zone and yet they are undefeated, however a win today could put them into the top 5 depending on other results.
The one worry for the home side was their lack of goals, just 1 goal in the 2 league games they have played but grabbing 3 in Italy in midweek could well reignite the players desires, and on paper at least there is 3 points on the table.
Burnley opened their Premier League campaign in style with a 3-0 win over Southampton. Their next game was away to Arsenal and they were expected to lose, which they did, but the game was much closer than many could have predicted ending 2-1 to the Gunners, and Burnley had their chances.
This certainly looks a far more capable Burnley side than the side which struggled at the start of last season as a result of trying to combine European and domestic League football. Burnley are fully focused on the league this time round and they look all the better for it.
Wolves: Wolves have been very lucky to start the new campaign injury free to the first team and come into this game with no new worries.
Burnley: Robert Brady is out with a rib injury, Steve Defour will miss this game with a calf injury but he has resumed training. Daniel Drinkwater has fitness issues and it is thought he will be rested for this game but could play in midweek in the League Cup
Wolves vs Burnley Head to Head:
Last season this fixture ended 1-0 to Wolves.
Since 2007 Burnley have only beaten Wolves once away from home.
The last four meetings have ended under 2.5 goals.
Wolves vs Burnley Prediction:
The first time we saw the Wolves of last season was not in the Premier League but in the Europa League qualifying, and going to Italy to play Torino and coming away with a victory and 3 goals must have installed the team with a lot of confidence. That 2nd leg will be on their minds and that is why we have no qualms to back Burnley on the double chance which will cover a draw too. Burnley could well struggle this season, but they put Southampton to the sword and could hold their heads up high against Arsenal at such a difficult stadium to get anything in. Burnley will be able to pose a few questions to Wolves, and just remember how Burnley themselves inpressed in the league before suffering a lack of form at the beginning of the season because of Europa League qualifying.
Wolves vs Burnley Betting Tips:
Double Chance: Burnley win or draw at 1.91
Anytime goalscorer: Ruben Neves at 5.00