Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton

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Saturday, February 2, 2019


Goodison park

Punter's Pick

Bet365 are offering a generous 9/4 on a Wolves victory. If you wish to reduce your risk even further, a Draw No Bet on Wolves is still over evens at 6/5. Taking an unders on corners could also be a good bet, with under 11 offered at 4/6 by the same provider.

Everton welcome Wolves to Goodison with just two points separating the two leading in to this game. After crashing out to Millwall in the cup, Everton redeemed themselves in a 1-0 away victory at Huddersfield. Wolves also bounced back from a disappointing 2-2 draw in the cup against Shrewsbury to emphatically beat West Ham 3-0 in their last game.

The form of both teams has been patchy at times, with each going on runs of victories followed by various draws and defeats. Everton certainly will feel that with the strength of their first team and investments in high profile players they should be mounting a serious challenge for the top 4. However, this has not materialised and there has been renewed scrutiny on the position of manager Marco Silva.

Wolves however have a much better feel-good factor about them as they have surpassed the expectations of most. Having taken points off many of the big teams, it is fair to say they are punching above their weight and can be proud to sit only behind the regular big teams in the Premier League.

Everton beat lowly Huddersfield in their last game but only managed to do so 1-0, despite taking a 3rd minute lead through Richarlison. The Toffee’s would have hoped to have bagged more goals against a team languishing at the foot of the table and without a manager. Added to their woes is the fact that Lucas Digne managed to get himself sent off after 11 minutes of play.

Wolves were more emphatic in their 3-0 result over West Ham, although two of their goals from Raul Jimenez came in the last ten minutes. The great job done by Nuno Espirito Santo and his men has been illustrated by the fact that their points tally is the highest for a promoted club at this stage of the season since Birmingham done better 9 years ago.

In team news, Everton will be looking to make a call on the fitness of Idrissa Gueye and Yerry Mina, both of whom missed the game at Huddersfield due to injury. Lucas Digne however will definitely miss the game due to the aforementioned red card he picked up in their last game.

For Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo has no fresh injury concerns and can look forward to calling back influential defender Willy Boly, who will be available after serving out his suspension.

Recent encounters between these two teams have been tight affairs, with five draws in their last seven games. The last two meetings finished 2-2 and 0-0 respectively illustrating how this is likely to be a similar affair. Wolves however will feel much more confident going into this game and have managed to do very well on the road. Given the feeling around Goodison and free-flowing football Wolves have displayed, they certainly will fancy their chances on Saturday.

Punter's Pick

Bet365 are offering a generous 9/4 on a Wolves victory. If you wish to reduce your risk even further, a Draw No Bet on Wolves is still over evens at 6/5. Taking an unders on corners could also be a good bet, with under 11 offered at 4/6 by the same provider.

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