Wolverhampton Wanderers play hosts to Everton tomorrow night. Can they prolong their four-match-long unbeaten streak and make it into the English Premier League’s (EPL) top ten? Or will Everton find their lost form and get back on their feet?
The home side are now 11th in the EPL on 13 points, while Everton are ninth, with only one point more. Wolves welcomed a new coach, Bruno Lage, at the beginning of this season, and it has not been an easy transition for him. They lost four of their first five matches and things were looking dire for the former Benfica coach.
But it looks like Wolves have finally found themselves as they started piling up points at the end of September. They beat Southampton, Newcastle, and Aston Villa, and they drew against Leeds (and that was only because of an unfortunate penalty in the last minute of the match) in their last four bouts.
Everton’s journey this season has been the complete opposite. They started off really well, but have now considerably dipped in form. Their last match against Watford was the most troubling of all. Not just because they lost 5-2, but because they were actually up 2-1 all the way till the 78th minute of the game. Can they forget about such an atrocious result and move on? Or will they suffer another embarrassing defeat?
Rafael Benitez’s squad is going to miss several key players which won’t help his chances. Calvert-Lewin, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Yerry Mina, and Andre Gomes are all sure to miss the game with various injuries. On the positive note, Richarlison is back to full strength and he will be a great addition to Everton’s offence.
Keep an eye on Hwang Hee-Chan who collected four goals in Wolverhampton’s last six matches, and also on Demarai Gray, Everton’s surprising offensive powerhouse.
We predict goals on both sides with Wolves coming out on top in the end. They are undisputably the team in form right now and Everton’s defence looks to be in shambles after the Watford game.