Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace vs Wolves: Eagles and Wanderers hard to split

Kick-off: 1500, 30/01/2021

Stadium: Selhurst Park

TV: Sky Sports

Crystal Palace and Wolves have both been struggling to pick up Premier League victories over the past six weeks and a tight tussle is on the cards.

The Eagles have only beaten basement dwellers Sheffield United in their last nine top-flight fixtures, while Wanderers are without a win in seven.

We’re struggling to split these faltering outfits, so 11/5 for a draw is our first Crystal Palace vs Wolves prediction.

A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds

Palace scored early and late in Tuesday’s clash with West Ham at Selhurst Park, but unfortunately conceded three times in between.

The Eagles went ahead inside three minutes through Wilfried Zaha, but a double from Tomas Soucek and Craig Dawson’s header meant Michy Batshuayi’s stoppage-time strike was a mere consolation.

“I thought we lost to the better team,” admitted Roy Hodgson. “Our first-half performance was nowhere near as good as we expected.

“The daily work now is to make sure first of all we dust ourselves down and try to put this defeat behind us as quick as we can.

“The only way to do that is to train hard and make certain when we play against Wolves on Saturday our performance is an awful lot better.”

Palace will now have new loan signing Jean-Philippe Mateta available, with the 23-year-old having scored seven Bundesliga goals for Mainz this season.

The Eagles have failed to hit the target in only two of their 10 home matches this term, so 15/4 for a score draw appeals from the Crystal Palace vs Wolves odds.

Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, McArthur, Eze, Zaha, Benteke.

A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds

Following back-to-back league defeats versus Everton and West Brom, Wolves steadied the ship with a goalless stalemate at Chelsea in midweek.

“We had a gameplan, we stuck to it and we came out of it with a good point,” reported Nuno Espirito Santo.

Wanderers have looked short of cohesion and self-confidence since losing Raul Jimenez to injury, so going back to basics was a wise move.

They may head into this contest with a more positive attitude, though, having already beaten Palace twice this term.

The Midlands outfit prevailed 2-0 in this competition at Molineux back in late October when in much better form.

Adama Traore then scored the only goal of the game in an FA Cup third-round tie, so this trip should hold few fears for Wanderers.

However, the recent barren run of league wins still makes us wary of siding with the visitors.

We’re taking 11/2 for a repeat of last season’s 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park to finish off our Crystal Palace vs Wolves betting tips.

Last Wolves line-up: Rui Patricio, Ait Nouri, Boly, Coady, Semedo, Kilman, Neves, Podence, Dendoncker, Neto, Traore.

Additional stats

Last result:

CRYSTAL PALACE 2-3 West Ham – Wilfried Zaha, Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea 0-0 WOLVES

Head-to-head: Wolves 1-0 Crystal Palace, Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace, Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves

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