Kick-off: 1200, 12/07/2020
TV: Sky Sports
Wolves were dreaming of a Champions League place recently but are now fighting to qualify for the Europa League after back-to-back defeats.
Wednesday’s stoppage-time loss to Sheffield United has opened the door for a handful of clubs pursuing Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who have only managed four goals in five games since the season resumed.
Everton’s five matches since lockdown have produced just five goals so under 1.5 goals at 31/20 is our opening Wolves vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves hit the ground running when the season resumed with three clean sheets laying the foundation for three successive victories.
Their momentum was halted by a 2-0 loss at home to Arsenal last weekend and they suffered a further setback when they were beaten by John Egan’s late goal at Bramall Lane.
Santo said: “It is a tough moment, the end of the game. It was a very good game by both teams, very intense, and it could have gone both ways. Both teams were going for it.
“Football is always teaching you that you should be focused until the last moment. It is small margins.
“We look game by game and now we have to react. It has been a tough period but we play again on Sunday and we must raise our standards.”
The lack of first-half goals is a particular problem for Wolves and no team has failed to find the net before the break more often this season so 0-0 at half-time appeals at 29/20 in the Wolves vs Everton odds.
Last Wolves line-up: Rui Patricio, Doherty, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Neves, Saiss, Moutinho, Jimenez, Jota, Traore.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton’s European ambitions also suffered a setback in midweek as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton.
They fell behind to a Danny Ings goal but levelled just before half-time through Richarlison, although they were fortunate to still be in the game at that point after Ings had a header hit the crossbar and James Ward-Prowse missed a penalty.
Carlo Ancelotti had said before the game that Everton needed to win their three remaining games and they now have little to play for in the remaining four matches.
That could be evident in the latter stages of the game and Everton have failed to score a second-half goal in any of their last six league matches against top-half teams.
Wolves can be backed at 7/5 to win the second half or for bigger odds, we’ll add them to win the game after drawing at half-time to our Wolves vs Everton predictions at 4/1.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Mina, Coleman, Gomes, Davies, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi, Gordon.
Sheffield United 1-0 WOLVES
EVERTON 1-1 Southampton – Richarlison
Head-to-head: Everton 3-2 Wolves, Everton 1-3 Wolves, Wolves 2-2 Everton
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