Football Predictions and Tips

Wolves v Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

Molineux - Premier League

Wolves welcome Burnley to the Molineaux on Saturday, with Nuno Santo's side looking for their first Premier League win of the season. The Clarets, on the other hand, have started their campaign strong and will look to continue their momentum through the weekend.

Past Meetings

Burnley pulled off a surprise 2-0 win over Wolves when the sides last met late last season, with an own goal from Coady getting the home side off to a strong start after just two minutes. Dwight McNeil added a second in the second half to secure the win.

Team News

Wolves have Europa League action on Thursday, but, with the qualification hotting up, may have to make fewer rotations on Saturday. New arrivals Patrick Cutrone and Jesus Vallejo will hope to start, provided they are rested mid-week.

Stephen Defour remains sidelined through injury, although Sean Dyche may consider Danny Drinkwater available, after the on-loan midfielder featured for the development side in the week. Jay Rodriguez may also hope for a start, having signed over the summer, whilst Erik Pieters is set to continue at left-back.

Wolves v Burnley Predictions and Preview

Wolves have drawn their first two games of the campaign, and Nuno Santo will be desperate to get his team off the mark this weekend. Given their respective form last year, few would expect Wanderers to struggle against Burnley, but early season evidence suggests it may not be quite as easy as first expected.

Sean Dyche's side have shown the form that earned them plaudits the season before last, putting in a lethal attacking display in their opening fixture against Southampton, before dominating Arsenal for large parts of their defeat at the Emirates. The Clarets made their reputation as a no-nonsense, tough tackling and ruthless counter-attacking team, and have apparently gone back to basics, to great effect.

This could cause problems for Wolves on Saturday, who put in their best performances last season against teams looking to dominate possession. Burnley are unlikely to do so, which will limit Santo's opportunities to orchestrate their own counter attacks.

Having said this, the home side have moved on from the side that were forced to play as underdogs for much of last season. They have established themselves as a strong side, and have further reinforced over the summer to strengthen their attacking options, with Patrick Cutrone 11/5 to come into the side and score this weekend.

A win for Burnley would be key to pushing on this season, whilst Wolves need three points to dispel second-season-syndrome doubts, with the side on the cusp of Europa League qualification.

Reccomended Bets

Raul Jiminez to score first at 4/1

The Mexican striker was on fire last season, but has yet to get off the mark.

Under 2.5 goals score at 4/6

Neither side is particularly willing to take risks going forward which could result in a low scoring game.

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