Picking up an early advantage in their Europa League qualifying first-leg out in Turin on Thursday, Wolves will look to extend their unbeaten start to the year when they welcome Burnley to Molineux on Sunday afternoon.
With their 3-2 win over Torino moving Nuno Espírito Santo’s side into pole position to clinch a full European return, the Oranges also impressed in their 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Monday night and the mood in their camp remains on a high.
Already snatching points off of United and Leicester in their opening two Premier League fixtures, Wolves are not the only side who have caught the eye after a bright summer.
Although Burnley did eventually fall short in their close-fought 2-1 defeat away at Arsenal last weekend, Sean Dyche’s side did impress in their empathic 3-0 win over Southampton and the Clarets have continued to build off an eye-catching pre-season.
However, while confidence in both camps might be on a high, it is worth noting that each of the previous four meetings between the two sides have seen under 2.5 goals at full-time. You will be interested to know that a similar result can be found at 8/13 with Bet365.
Wolves’ top-six charge
Although many around Molineux were questioning how Wolves would cope with both Premier League and European obligations over the summer, Sunday’s hosts have continued to lay down an early marker.
Bagging three away goals out in Turin and putting one foot in the group stage of this years Europa League, the Oranges have seen their unbeaten run steam all the way back to the 12th of May.
Securing a famous 7th-place finish after making their Premier League return last season, Head Coach Nuno Espírito Santo has his sights firmly set on going on step further this time around.
Hugely impressive in the second 45 against Manchester United on Monday night, you will be interested to know that Wolves can be found at 4/1 with SkyBet to crack the top six come May.
Elsewhere, one man who has continued to shine since making his move to the Midlands a permanent one over the summer is leading marksman Raul Jiminez.
Once again finding the net out in Turin in midweek, the Mexico international is pencilled in at 11/8 with William Hill to extend his goalscoring run this weekend.
Burnley continue to show their resolve
Although Burnley may have suffered a 2-1 defeat away at Arsenal on Saturday, the mood around Turf Moor will still be boosted by their eye-catching 3-0 win over Southampton on the opening weekend.
While Dyche’s comments regarding rule changes being needed to alter the state of diving in England’s top-tier may have filled the back pages during the week, the Burnley boss has heaped praise on one of his standout performers.
Once again finding the net in North London, forward Ashley Barnes already has three Premier League goals to his name, only Sadio Mane (14) and Sergio Aguero (13) have scored more goals in 2019.
“I am enjoying his performance. He deals with knocks really well. I have been pleased with the group – if we keep playing like that and we keep competing then we will get some rewards on the way.”
You will be interested to know that Barnes can be found at 10/3 with Bet365 to extend his run on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Dyche could be tempted to hand the returning Jay Rodriguez a first Premier League start after securing a £10million move from West Brom over the summer.