Within striking distance of breaking into the top-four, Wolves will look to keep up their stunning return from the enforced break when they welcome European outsiders Arsenal to Molineux on Saturday evening.
Picking up Midlands bragging rights last weekend and grabbing a 1-0 win against Aston Villa on the road, the Oranges have marked their return with three wins on the bounce and sit just two points adrift of cracking the top-four.
On the flip side, while Arsenal may have marked their return to action with worrying back-to-back defeats, the Gunners should be boosted by a 4-0 romp against rock-bottom Norwich in midweek.
Also booking their spot in the semi-final of this year’s FA Cup away at Bramall Lane last week, Saturday’s guests have won their last three contests on the bounce across all competitions.
In a contest that could prove to be a lively encounter at Molineux, you might be interested to know that each of the last three consecutive meetings between the two sides have ended with both teams finding the net. A similar outcome this weekend can be found priced at 10/11 with 888Sport.
Wolves’ defensive resolve
Picking up what was a deserved 1-0 win at Villa Park last weekend, Wolves have really laid down a marker since returning from the enforced break.
Marking their return with a 2-0 victory against West Ham last month, the Europa League outfit have enjoyed another stellar campaign at Molineux and find themselves sat just two points adrift of the top-four.
While the likes of Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez might be continuing to steal most of the headlines for their clinical displays in the final third, Head Coach Nuno Espírito Santo will be most impressed by his side’s continued displays at the back.
Recording yet another clean sheet against their local rivals last time out, Wolves are yet to concede a single strike since returning from the interruption and have now gone over 400 minutes without conceding a Premier League goal.
Even more impressive, Saturday’s hosts have now gone five consecutive home matchups without picking the ball out of their own net. You might be interested to know that a high-flying Wolves can be found priced at 7/4 with Paddy Power to keep another clean sheet in the Midlands this weekend.
Aubameyang at the double
While a torrid return from the enforced break may have started to worry many around North London, Arsenal picked up what was a routine 4-0 romp against Norwich in midweek and now find themselves in the midst of a three-match winning run.
With an FA Cup semi-final showdown against Manchester City on the horizon, Mikel Arteta still remains confident that he can bring European football back to the Emirates this summer.
If the Gunners are to pick up what could be a crucial three points this weekend, then Pep Guardiola’s former right-hand man will be calling on leading marksman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to lead their charge at Molineux.
Bagging a brace on Wednesday evening and enjoying another free-scoring campaign in the capital, the former Borussia Dortmund striker has 19 Premier League goals this season and sits level with Jamie Vardy in the race for the Golden Boot.
In fact, Aubameyang’s brace in midweek means that he brought up his 50th strike for the Gunners in just 79 appearances, the quickest player to a half-century since Thierry Henry.
You might be interested to know that Aubameyang can be found priced at 11/8 with Betfair to extend on his tally this weekend.