Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Newcastle United – EPL, October 25, 2020
It has been a curious start to the season for Wolves as it has lurched from surprising defeat to well-fought victory. This weekend it welcomes Newcastle to Molineux for what it will hope is a more straightforward game.
Steve Bruce’s side has done well to suppress opponents this season, but could not keep Manchester United out last week – and may find things equally as tough here.
Wolves vs. Newcastle United Odds
Wolves qualified for Europe in its first season back in the top flight but were cruelly denied last time on goal difference. It looks as though it is gunning for more European nights and BetOnline has it favorited to add three more points to the cause this weekend. This could be a closer game than some imagine but I’m inclined to agree with that forecast.
Wolves vs. Newcastle Match Preview
Losing Dioga Jota to Liverpool just weeks into the new Premier League season seemed to have knocked Wolves off its stride. But the Black Country club has come back from a shock 4-0 thrashing at the hands of West Ham to narrowly beat Fulham and Leeds in its last two games.
Only the teams in the bottom three have scored fewer goals than Wolves so far this season, but even if Jota isn’t supplying the strikers the chances to score, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team is still looking like it will be able to compete in the Premier League this year.
Newcastle enjoyed a very good transfer window this summer and has already recorded a number of good results in the opening weeks. But Manchester United opened the floodgates last week, as Steve Bruce’s defense was no match for its rampaging opponents.
There does always seem to be the imminent prospect of Newcastle allowing opposing teams to dominate games and it will be a test of the current squad’s character to see if it can come back from that big defeat last week and return to the exciting soccer it had shown in previous weeks.
Wolves vs. Newcastle Prediction and Betting Pick
Wolverhampton Wanderers to Win-127
Whenever a team does really well immediately after winning promotion there is a period when it cannot replicate the winning form and starts to struggle with the English top flight. But Wolves has brought in some very exciting-looking players again this summer (mostly from Portugal) and could be one to watch out for as the season progresses – especially if it can work out how to start scoring more goals soon.