Now in what is a real uphill battle if they’re to secure what would be a stunning top-four finish this season, a struggling Wolves will be seeking a bounce when they welcome Everton to an empty Molineux on Sunday lunchtime.
Left with late heartbreak at Bramall Lane in midweek and watching Sheffield United snatch a stunning injury-time winner, the Oranges have now been hit with back-to-back defeats and find themselves sat seven points adrift of the Champions League spots.
On the flip side, while Everton might have managed to come from behind to grab a point off of Southampton at Goodison earlier in the week, the Toffees have won just a pair of their last seven matchups either side of the break.
However, shocking many and picking up a dramatic 3-2 win when they faced off against Wolves earlier in the season, the two sides have a habit of producing lively encounters.
You might be interested to know that five of the last six Premier League contests have seen over 2.5 goals by the final whistle and another high-scoring meeting on Sunday lunchtime can be found priced at 6/4 with Paddy Power.
Wolves’ toothless displays
Watching Blades defender John Egan snatch a 93rd-minute winner at Bramall Lane in midweek, it appears that Wolves’ top-four charge has been handed what could be a critical blow.
Along with putting in what was a sluggish display and hit with a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal in their last contest at Molineux, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side have been hit with back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time since April.
Now sat seven points adrift of the Champions League spots, there is no doubt that Santo will be most concerned by his side’s recent worrying issues in front of goal.
Drawing back-to-back blanks, it should also be noted that Sunday’s hosts have also managed to record just a sole goal from open play in the Midlands over their last three appearances on the bounce.
More worrying, Wolves have failed to record more than a single Premier League goal in 90 minutes in six of their last seven top-flight home fixtures. You might be interested to know that the Europa League outfit can be found priced at 8/13 with William Hill to bag under 1.5 goals this weekend.
Everton’s away day issues
While Everton might have managed to snatch a point off of a high-flying Southampton in midweek, the Saints will be rueing a string of missed opportunities and would have been disappointed to have only left Goodison with a point.
Although Carlo Ancelotti’s side might have managed to extend on their eye-catching record at Goodison earlier in the week, the Toffees have continued to show some worrying issues on the road.
Hit with a sluggish 1-0 defeat away at a struggling Tottenham last weekend, a 1-0 win against rock-bottom Norwich last month is only Everton’s second away victory since opening 2020.
In fact, losing three of their last four Premier League matches away from Merseyside, the former Napoli boss will also be concerned by his side’s inconsistencies in the final third.
Although Brazilian international Richarlison might have managed to find the net against Southampton in midweek, Everton have now failed to find the net from open play in any of their last three matches away from Goodison.
You might be interested to know that the away day strugglers can be found priced at 6/5 with Ladbrokes to draw another blank on their travels this weekend.