Wolves vs Southampton predictions and tips: Premier League preview and odds

Wolves vs Southampton predictions and tips: Premier League preview and odds
Southampton are 11/5 to beat Wolves on Monday night

We are backing the away side to come away with three points as part of our expert’s Wolves vs Southampton predictions and tips

Southampton can continue their fine form and condemn Wolves to a second consecutive Premier League when they travel to Molineux on Monday night.

The hosts come into the game after a 1-0 defeat away to Leicester City last time out and are ninth with 13 points after eight games.

The Saints are one of the form teams in the division and are fourth on 16 points, just two behind league leaders Leicester. 

Wolves vs Southampton predictions

Wolves are notorious for being difficult to break down, especially at home, but their three losses already this season show they can be vulnerable. Southampton are on their best run under Ralph Hasenhuttl and we can see the visitors causing an upset under the Monday night lights at Molineux.

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Wolves vs Southampton betting tips

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change

In-form Saints can break spell

Southampton won 6-0 at Molineux in the Championship in March 2007, but have failed to secure more than a point in four visits to the Black Country since that day, when Marek Saganowski returned home with the match ball.

However, after starting the season with three consecutive defeats in all competitions, Hassenhutl’s side have won five and drawn one of their subsequent Premier League matches and are fourth, having briefly topped the table after their victory over Newcastle United in that run. 

Only Spurs are on a longer unbeaten run in the league with seven, and the Saints could make it four consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since 2016 on Monday night. Their form, and the presence of Che Adams in attack, will increase their confidence of achieving that.

Wolves come into the game off a disheartening 1-0 defeat by Leicester at the King Power Stadium, and we can see the Saints coming away with the three points, especially with no crowd at Molineux which will ease the pressure on the visitors.

Tip: Southampton to win @ 11/5 with bet365

Saints to draw Wolves out

Wolves have one of the best defences in the league on their day and have kept 13 clean sheets so far in 2020, more than any other Premier League side.

However, no side have scored more first-half goals in the top flight than Southampton, who have netted 10 – two more than Wolves have managed in nine league and cup matches this season.

Saints are brimming with confidence and we can see them coming out strong in the early stages and getting on the scoresheet, as they have in all but one of their eight league games this season.

Despite Wolves failing to fire in attack, both sides have scored in each of the last three meetings between the sides and we are backing that to happen again on Monday.

Tip: Both teams to score @ 19/20 with bet365

Adams to find the target again

One of the stars of Southampton’s excellent run of form has been striker Adams. The 24-year-old did not find the net until his 30th appearance for the Saints, but has been prolific since.

Adams finished last season with four goals in six league games and has added three more in his last four games. 

And with Theo Walcott showing signs of his old self with two assists in three league games, we are backing Adams to find the net against Wolves.

Tip: Che Adams to score at any time @ 11/4 with bet365

Wolves vs Southampton odds

Wolves are the 5/4 favourites with the draw 23/10 and Southampton priced at 11/5.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change

Wolves team news

Nuno Espirito Santo has some selection headaches ahead of this clash, with Leander Dendoncker, Rayan Ait Nouri and Conor Coady all doubtful. Coady is aiming to make a 122nd consecutive league appearance for Wolves but has been self-isolating and training alone after inadvertently coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

Wolves predicted line-up (3-4-3): Patricio; Boly, Saiss, Kilman; Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Marcal; Podence, Jimenez; Neto.

Southampton team news

Ralph Hasenhuttl will have a full squad to choose from for this match with the fairly major exception of Danny Ings, who is having surgery on a knee injury. Theo Walcott may well reprise his starting role alongside Che Adams which combined to victorious effect in the Saints’ 2-0 win over Newcastle.

Southampton predicted line-up (4-4-2): McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Stephens; Armstrong, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo; Adams, Walcott.

Last five results

Wolves

8 Nov PL Leicester 1 Wolves 0 L

20 Oct PL Wolves 2 Crystal Palace 0 W

25 Oct PL Wolves 1 Newcastle 1 D

19 Oct PL Leeds 0 Wolves 1 W

4 Oct PL Wolves 1 Fulham 0 W

Southampton 

6 Nov PL Southampton 2 Newcastle 0 W

1 Nov PL Aston Villa 3 Southampton 4 W

25 Oct PL Southampton 2 Everton 0 W

17 Oct PL Chelsea 3 Southampton 3 D

4 Oct PL Southampton 2 West Brom 0 W

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