Looking to find some stability if they’re to secure another top-six finish this summer, Wolves will welcome a struggling Crystal Palace to an empty Molineux on Monday night.
Left devastated to have seen Burnley snatch a 96th-minute equalizer at Turf Moor and hand their European ambitions another dent, the Oranges have managed to win just one of their last four Premier League appearances.
On the flip side, while Wolves might find themselves in the midst of a minor blip, Crystal Palace’s extended issues will be starting to panic many around Selhurst Park.
On the wrong end of a controversial 2-0 defeat against Manchester United in South London earlier in the week, the Eagles have lost their last six top-flight contests on the bounce. However, Monday’s guests should be boosted by what is a remarkable record against the top-six chasers.
Playing out a 1-1 draw when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, Palace have lost just one of their last seven meetings against Wolves, collecting four wins and a pair of draws. You might be interested to know that an Eagles draw no bet can be found priced as high as 9/2 with Bet365.
Jimenez to lead Wolves’ charge
Left hugely frustrated by a controversial VAR call at Turf Moor in midweek, Wolves eventually had to settle for a 1-1 draw on their travels and have now managed to win just one of their last four contests.
Despite appearing to bounce back from their back-to-back defeats against Arsenal and Sheffield United with a 3-0 romp against Everton last weekend, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side hold just a one-point buffer from slipping out of the top-six.
If Monday’s hosts are to make a much-needed return to winning ways, then fans around the Midlands will be calling on Raul Jimenez to lead their charge at Molineux.
Once again finding the net in Lancashire on Wednesday, the Mexican striker has now bagged back-to-back Premier League strikes and has continued to break records for Santo’s squad this season.
With 26 strikes for club and country during the 2019/2020 campaign, only Mohamed Salah has scored more Premier League goals in 2020 than Wolves’ talisman this year.
You might be interested to know that Jimenez can be found priced at 23/20 with Ladbrokes to extend on his tally in the Midlands on Monday night.
Palace felt hard done by
Furious to have seen a string of VAR calls go against them on Thursday night, Crystal Palace were hit with another 2-0 defeat against Manchester United and are a side in desperate need of a bounce.
In the midst of by far their most worrying spell of the season so far, Roy Hodgson’s side have lost their last six Premier League matchups on the bounce and find themselves almost stuck in limbo.
Drawing a controversial blank in midweek, there is no doubt that the former England boss will have a growing headache over his side’s continued issues in front of goal.
Along with failing to record a single strike in any of their last three contests away from Selhurst Park, Palace have now failed to record a goal in five of their previous six defeats.
Unable to call upon Christian Benteke who will miss the remainder of the season due to suspension, attacking talisman Wilfried Zaha has managed to bag just a single goal in his last 19 top-flight appearances.
With only an already relegated Norwich scoring fewer goals than Palace this season, you might be interested to know that Monday’s guests can be found priced at 8/11 with Paddy Power to draw another blank in the Midlands.