England Premier League
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Kick off at 8:15pm GMT
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Wolves are on their worst run of the season and have slipped down to 13th place after going their last 4 games without a win. Wolves have not experienced victory since beating Chelsea almost a month ago but will try to rectify that situation as they meet Everton at Molineux in midweek.
At the beginning of the year Wolves drew 3-3 with Brighton but this was a poor result for the club who looked like they were cruising and were, at one point, winning the game 3-1.
Wolves are currently seven ponts adrift of a possible top 4 finish and that will look like a distant dream if they lose in midweek. They should be encouraged with their home form where they have lost just twice from 8 games and just once in their last five. Wolves last home game ended with a 1-1 draw against Tottenham.
Nuno Espirto Santo’s side come into this game in good spirits as they knocked out Crystal Palace in the 3rd round of the FA Cup at the weekend.
Everton were on a roll of late and had won 4 games in a row to put themselves right back in the mix, but the top of the league is so close that their loss against West Ham at home in their last game put the side down to 7th place.
However Everton have 29 points and are only four points from 1st place. The West Ham defeat at home was a reminder though that Everton cannot take anything for granted and whilst the club have been very strong this season there are still a few inconsistencies to their overall results.
But Everton need to concentrate on the positives and on form they would be 2nd in the league after earning 12 points from their last 15, only Manchester United have done better in the same period. Everton can still have a say on the top 4 and also have a game in hand over some of the top four sides coming into this match. Away from home Everton have the 4th best record, have won 5 from their 8 games played and are unbeaten on the road for the last 4 matches.
In the FA Cup Everton overcame Rotherham 2-1 in an expected win but Carlo Ancelotti’s side had to dig deep in a performance at home against a lower league club that wasn’t very convincing. It took Everton extra time to get the victory.
Wolves: Willy Boly will be assessed after he suffered a hamstring injury at the end of last year. Marcal has a groin injury and isn’t expected to be ready for this game. Daniel Podence has been ruled out with a calf strain and isn’t expected back for another week. An update on Raul Jimenez is that the striker is some time off coming back after his head injury but has started training.
Everton: The big news for Everton is that top scorer Calvert-Lewin will be out with a hamstring problem, and on top of that Richarlison is a doubt. They also still have Jean-Philippe Gbamin out (achilles), Fabian Delph (hamstring) and Allan isn’t expected back until the end of the month also with a hamstring.
Wolves vs Everton Head to Head:
Last season Wolves won this game with ease with a 3-0 win.
Everton have not at Wolves since 2011 but the clubs have only played at Wolves ground 4 times in that period.
The last 4 meetings have all had over 2.5 goals.
Wolves vs Everton Prediction:
These two teams are very similar in the fact that there is ambition with both clubs, but they just seem to not find the right consistency when it matters, yet on their day can beat any club in the league. Wolves need to be respected as Everton have found it hard coming here away and getting the result and Wolves have beaten Chelsea and taken a point from Tottenham in their last two home games.
Everton are a dangerous side but it is questionable whether they can come here and get the win, not many teams will do so this season. We expect a tense and physical battle but give the edge to Wolves due to the home advantage and injury new for Everton's top scorer.
Wolves vs Everton Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (0.0 Wolves) at 1.70
Both teams to score at 1.91