Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion: Premier League Action on Match-day 15
Molineux Stadium sees Saturday action as Wolves take on Brighton – 3:00pm GMT.
This clash sees eighth play nineteenth, as struggling Brighton visit Molineux Stadium to face Wolves.
Struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers, welcome fancied Brighton & Hove Albion this Saturday
Wolves’s next opponents will smell blood if they begin the next match with all guns blazing. Whilst it’s understandable that they may want to do this, after their recent 1-1 draw at Brentford and previous loss to Leicester City, Wolves must get a positive result and keep defensively solid.
Also, Wolves may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. Steve Davis’ squad have lost five of seven fixtures. With 10 points (2W, 7L and 4D), they are established in nineteenth position in the League having won two games, drawn four fixtures, and lost seven matches.
Wolves have won two fixtures, drawn two games, and lost two meetings of their six League matches at home this season.
Winning this fixture will see Wolverhampton Wanderers on 13 points.
Wolves’s squad will likely be depleted of seven of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.
Brighton & Hove Albion have 18 points to their name, going into this tie
Can Brighton make it three out of three, having turned over Chelsea 4-1 and Manchester City 3-1 in their last two games?
Also, Roberto De Zerbi knows that a run of three losses in five games for his Brighton side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Now they have 5 matches won, 4 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighth place, with a total of 18 points having won five games, drawn three meetings, and lost four matches.
Brighton’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Wolves. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two fixtures, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.
A victory for Brighton & Hove Albion would put them on 21 points.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Brighton, in terms of goals scored (19). Their stand out attacking players have been Leandro Trossard (7), Alexis MacAllister (5), and Pascal Gross (4). Brighton have conceded 15 goals.
It is likely that three key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Roberto De Zerbi and his Brighton team.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels these two teams have previously met each other 22 times with the tally being six wins and 11 draws for Wolves. Also, the two sides have drawn in eleven of their last 19 games encounters. The last time both teams met in this competition The Seagulls delivered a 0-3 away win.
Other players of note for Wolves are Ruben Neves and Daniel Podence with three goals each and for Brighton are Alexis MacAllister and Pascal Gross with five goals and four goals respectively.