Everton v Wolves Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 31, 2019
Goodison Park - Premier League
Everton host Wolves at Goodison Park this weekend, as the seventh and eighth-placed Premier League teams meet on Saturday afternoon. Both sides won in midweek, but have been prone to inconsistency this season.
The teams drew 2-2 in the first meeting between the teams this season, which took place at Molineux on the opening weekend of the campaign. That was the first time the teams had met since 2012, when they also shared the spoils in a Premier League encounter. Everton won two in a row prior to that, while the three matches before were all draws.
Lucas Digne is suspended for this game after his red card against Huddersfield in midweek. That’s a bit of a nightmare for Everton boss Marco Silva, as the Frenchman only came on as a substitute to replace the injured Leighton Baines. Fellow defenders Yerry Mina and Phil Jagielka are both injured, while Idrissa Gana Gueye is a doubt.
The visitors have no injuries or suspensions coming into this game, as Nuno Santo continues to enjoy a charmed life on the availability front. Centre-back Willy Boly makes his return from a three-match ban, after he was sent off against Manchester City earlier this month.
Everton v Wolves Preview and Predictions
Everton come into this game following a narrow 1-0 victory over bottom club Huddersfield on Tuesday, where they played the final 25 minutes of the game a man down. Wolves meanwhile saw off West Ham with a 3-0 win, as they gave the scoreline a more emphatic feel in the final 10 minutes.
Both sides are capable of playing nice attacking football, and this game could be very open if there’s an early breakthrough. There’s only two points separating the clubs in the table, as they each target seventh place and what’s usually a place in the Europa League.
Everton are favourites for the win, priced at 29/20. The Toffees may have won in the week, but they lost two in a row before that, including an FA Cup defeat against Championship side Millwall. Wolves meanwhile face a replay against Shrewsbury, after they drew away to the struggling League One outfit.
The visitors are 9/4 for the win, and they’re certainly capable of that after beating the likes of Tottenham away from home this season. A draw could be the most likely result though between two teams that look tough to separate. They shared the spoils earlier this season, and are 12/5 to do so again.
Score draw at 18/5
These two teams look well-matched, but it’s very difficult to see this weekend’s game ending goalless.
Richarlison to score first at 5/1
The Toffees forward scored twice against Wolves earlier this season, and has opened the scoring in his last two games.