Marking their return in some style with what was a routine 2-0 win away at West Ham over the weekend, Wolves will be looking to continue on their European charge when they host Bournemouth on Wednesday evening.
Continuing on an eye-catching run of form either side of the enforced break, the Oranges are still seen as a dark horse in this year’s Europa League and now find themselves enjoying a six-match Premier League unbeaten run.
On the flip side, while Wolves may have marked their return with a statement in the capital, Bournemouth were hit with a sluggish 2-0 defeat against Crystal Palace at the Vitality.
Firmly at the heart of a relegation scrap and the mood in their camp remaining at a worrying low, the Cherries face an unenviable run of fixtures and also hold a worrying record against Wednesday’s hosts.
Including a 2-1 defeat when Wolves made the trip to the South Coast earlier in the season, Bournemouth were also hit with a 2-0 defeat the last time they made the trip to the Midlands.
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Raul Jimenez – The record-breaker
Putting on a second-half clinic and picking up a routine 2-0 win at another relegation scrapper in West Ham, Wolves marked their return in some style and still find themselves in the top-four chase.
Still firing in the Europa League and picking up what could be a crucial away goal at Olympiacos, there is no doubt that fans around Molineux would have been excited to see leading marksman Raul Jimenez mark his return with a goal in the capital.
Enjoying yet another stellar campaign in the Midlands and linked with the likes of Manchester United, the Mexican striker has now bagged three Premier League goals in as many outings either side of the break.
Forming an eye-catching partnership with Diogo Jota, the 29-year-old set the record for the most goals by a Wolves player in a Premier League season after netting against the Hammers on Saturday.
Cementing his spot as one of the most clinical strikers in the top-flight, you might be interested to know that Jimenez can be found priced at 13/10 with William Hill to extend on his glittering tally in midweek.
Elsewhere, making an immediate impact after coming off the bench against West Ham, Adama Traore is likely to earn a return to Wolves’ starting XI.
Where now for Bournemouth?
Marking their return from the enforced break and hit with a sluggish 2-0 defeat at home against Crystal Palace, Bournemouth suddenly find themselves as one of the leading contenders to lose their Premier League status.
With the mood in Eddie Howe’s camp at a continued low and still unable to find a route out of the bottom-three, fans around the South Coast have seen their side collect just a single top-flight point over their last five appearances.
With a growing reputation for their issues away from the Vitality, there is no doubt that Howe will have a growing headache over his side’s continued issues at the back.
Shipping a pair of strikes against the Eagles on their return to action over the weekend, Bournemouth have remarkably failed to land a single Premier League clean sheet since December 14th.
In for another tricky test on Wednesday evening, you might be interested to know that the Cherries can be found priced at 5/6 with Paddy Power to once again ship over 1.5 goals on their travels in midweek.