Wolverhampton Wanderers will play host to Southampton in their next Premier League game, with the two sides coming from comfortable outings in their latest matches. Going into this game, Wolverhampton Wanderers have 28 points, in eighth place while Southampton have 24 points in 11th place. Hosts Wolves are coming from a convincing 3-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup, making it four unbeaten matches, with four straight clean sheets. One of the biggest traits Wolves have shown this season is their defensive discipline. They don’t score a lot of goals but defensively, they rank second in the Premier League, only league leaders Manchester City have a better run in defence. Wolves have conceded 14 goals in their 19 matches, and they have a five-game unbeaten run against Southampton in the league.
Southampton have also picked up well lately and will be eyeing a win over Wolves, one of the top sides in the league at the moment. Southampton have gone unbeaten in their last five matches, winning three of them and their scoring run has also improved, which gives them hope as they prepare to face the second best defensive side in the league. In the last five matches, Southampton have scored two or more goals in four. However, they have no clean sheet in their last 10 matches and in seven of those 10 games, they’ve conceded two goals or more. Both sides have scored in eight of Southampton’s last 10 games while away from home, they have three losses in the last five.
These two sides are coming from good runs and have had a sense of stability in their recent form. However, Wolves will have an edge in this game, not just because of their form against Southampton, but also guided by their strength in defence. Back Wolves to win with a clean sheet here.