A 2-1 defeat to Everton in midweek means Wolves remain a lowly 14th in the table. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are just seven points off 5th place but they have it all to do if they are to immerse themselves in a battle for European football. Wolves have played a game more than the five sides directly above them but a home match against struggling West Brom isn’t a bad place to turn their season around. West Brom are currently 19th with just one win from 17 matches. Sam Allardyce’s team are six points from safety. However, the 39 goals they have conceded is the highest total in the league and they face an extremely difficult task to survive.
It’s now five games without a win for Wolves in the Premier League and they have accumulated the lowest tally of points during that time alongside West Brom and Newcastle (2). Wolves have already lost eight games less than halfway through this campaign which is just one short of the total games they lost throughout the whole of last season. It’s clear they are missing Raul Jiminez and their change in formation to four at the back has expose their defensive issues.
The home side haven’t kept a clean sheet in 11 games since the end of October but West Brom have failed to score in three of their last four matches. West Brom have only scored more than once in two of their 17 league matches and haven’t done so since a 3-3 draw with Chelsea back in September so Big Sam has to try and resolve problems at both ends. The Baggies were beaten on penalties in the FA Cup last weekend by League One Blackpool and they have lost five of their seven league matches since their only win over Sheffield United at the end of November.