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

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Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley

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Sunday, August 25, 2019


Molineux Stadium

Punter's Pick

A draw at 5/2 with Bet365 looks appealing, with neither side playing with much confidence or looking like they can deliver the knockout punch at this stage of the season. Both defences are looking shaky so back 8/13 with Betfair for both teams to find the net.

Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Burnley to Molineux on Sunday in what should be a real battle between two closely matched teams. Both have gotten points on the board after their opening games but will feel that they can get all three when they meet on Sunday.

Wolves come into this game on the back of a draw against Manchester United and an impressive 3-2 victory away at Torino in the Europa League. The Manchester United result would have boosted the team considering they went a goal down courtesy of an Anthony Martial strike, only to rally in the second half and level through a wonder-strike from Ruben Neves. Wolves’ season started on the 25th of July due to Europa League commitments and they have already played seven games and won five with two draws. This shows the resilience and skils of a tightly knit team as the squad depth isn’t the greatest, but the players’ understanding of each other’s games is paying dividends.

Burnley started well with a 3-0 home victory over Southampton, with Ashley Barnes netting a brace. They almost nabbed a point at the Emirates a week later with Ashley Barnes cancelling out Lacazette’s opener only for Aubameyang to hit the winner in the 64th minute. Sean Dyche will be pleased with the way his team have kicked off the season and will be keen to get points in his next few games against teams he feels will be in and around them this season. Last year the Clarets failed to win in their first five Premier League games putting them on the back foot for the season and the threat of relegation looming over them for much of the campaign. A strong start will allay any fears and they can look to target the top half of the table this term.

In team news, Wolves have no fresh injury concerns with Matt Doherty declared fit after his injury scare against Manchester United. Manager Nuno Espírito Santo will need to decide whether he rotates his squad after fielding a strong team in the game against Torino on Thursday. The likes of Jimenez and Jota are still expected to lead the line with Ruben Neves likely to return to midfield having remained an unused substitute.

Former England international Danny Drinkwater is still looking to increase his match sharpness and will most likely not be involved on Sunday. He did however play some minutes for the U23 team earlier in the week in what is a positive sign for him and Burnley. Steven Defour remains on the sidelines along with Robbie Brady who is unlikely to feature after picking up a rib injury.

In recent meetings there has been little to separate these two sides with both registering home victories in the respective fixtures last season. Raul Jimenez scored the winner at Molineux in a 1-0 win for Wolves with Burnley victorious at Turf Moor courtesy of a Conor Coady own goal and a late strike from Dwight McNeil.

Punter's Pick

A draw at 5/2 with Bet365 looks appealing, with neither side playing with much confidence or looking like they can deliver the knockout punch at this stage of the season. Both defences are looking shaky so back 8/13 with Betfair for both teams to find the net.

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