Wolves v Brighton Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Saturday, March 7, 2020


Molineux Stadium

Punter's Pick

Diogo Jota is coming into a rich vein of form at just the right time for Wolves, and he will fancy his chances of keeping up his hot goalscoring streak – back him at 15/8 to find the net again for the fourth game in a row against a struggling Brighton side with Bet365.

Wolves are hitting a purple patch of form and will surely have too much for an out of form Brighton side – back the home team to be winning at both HT/FT at generous looking 8/5, again with Bet365.

High flying Wolves continue their quest to muscle in on the top four and a place in the Champions League with on paper a relatively straightforward looking home clash against a struggling Brighton side.

Seagulls sinking without a trace?
Sitting just one point outside the relegation places at the start of the weekend fixtures, Brighton are facing up to the real possibility of ending up back in the Championship, particularly given their current run of form does not suggest they can find a solution to their current woes. With a eight game winless streak, and four of the ‘top six’ still to play in their last nine league games, it certainly is desperate times for Seagulls fans.

Manager Graham Potter has still stuck to his principles, with his side playing attractive football and looking to pick up results playing fluid football. Draws against the likes of Chelsea and a 3-3 thriller against West Ham away show there is still some life left in them, but with an unfavourable fixture list to come they may be reliant on other results going their way in order to remain in the top flight.

Wolves eyeing Champions League on two fronts
Not content with a spectacular return to Europe after a long absence, Wolves are also eyeing a place in the Champions League via a top four finish. Starting the weekend just three points outside the top four, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team continue to impress, as evident by their brilliant win at Spurs last weekend, where they overturned a 1-0 and 2-1 deficit to triumph 3-2.

Central to their recent run of results has been the return to form of forward Diogo Jota. After a indifferent run of form in the first half of the season, the Portugese has roared back into life in recent weeks, scoring six goals and providing one assist in his last three games. With Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore also in attack, Wolves are developing one of the most potent attacking lineups in the Premier League.

Team News
Adama Traore has been hampered by shoulder problems all season, and the problem seems serious enough to make him a doubt for this fixture. The flying Spainard came off against Spurs last weekend, and his loss would be a big blow for an attack that will be licking its lips at the prospect of taking on a leaky Brighton defence.

Routine home win for hosts?
Given the current trajectory of two sides, it is difficult to see anything other than a routine home win. Brighton look short on confidence and on goals, and with Wolves coming into top form they will be up against it both trying to score and also contain Wolves’ rampant front three.

Punter's Pick

Diogo Jota is coming into a rich vein of form at just the right time for Wolves, and he will fancy his chances of keeping up his hot goalscoring streak – back him at 15/8 to find the net again for the fourth game in a row against a struggling Brighton side with Bet365.

Wolves are hitting a purple patch of form and will surely have too much for an out of form Brighton side – back the home team to be winning at both HT/FT at generous looking 8/5, again with Bet365.

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