Only three points separate Wolverhampton Wanderers and the surprise package of the season Southampton, as the teams look to build some momentum after the international break in the English Premier League. Southampton started the weekend matches in fifth place with 16 points from eight games, while Wolves are 9th with 13 points although they could be sliding down the table before kick-off.
Wolves went into the international break with a 1-0 loss to the then leaders Leicester City, but have won three of their last five league matches. After a poor start that saw them lose two of the first three matches, Wolves are now looking to make a move up the table. Goals haven’t been coming at a fair clip for the hosts, though, with only eight to their name with only four teams scoring fewer than them. However, at the other end, they have conceded only nine goals which is the joint-best defensive record in the league. Additionally, they have won two of their last three home matches drawing the other in the league.
Southampton have been very impressive this season after starting the league with two losses. They have won five of their last six matches, drawing the other, and are looking confident with every passing game. Four of those wins have come with a clean sheet, while Southampton have scored at least two goals in each of their last five matches in that sequence. Much like their record last season, Southampton have been confident on their travels staying unbeaten in their last three such matches – winning two and drawing one. More importantly, the last two such matches saw Southampton aggregate seven goals although conceding three goals each.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton will be looking not to lose out points in this fixture, as the top-half of the Premier League table looks tight. Southampton will be the more confident side, though, as they look to continue their impressive winning run from before the international break. We are backing this entertaining match to end in a draw but our prime pick is in double chance market with Southampton.