By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 16th September 2018
Burnley will face Nuno Espirito Santos’s Wolves at the Molineux Stadium for this Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off. The game will broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League channel, with all eyes on who will emerge as the winner at the final whistle.
Wolves vs Burnley: odds and predictions
The Wanderers are 4/5 favourites in William Hill’s Wolves vs Burnley odds, with the Clarets tipped at 19/5, and bets for a draw priced at 23/10.
Wolves have so far performed the best out of the three newly promoted sides. They held last season’s Champions, Manchester City, to a draw at home, and sealed a brilliant win over Southampton, which involved a Ruben Neves masterclass. The Wanderers are now sitting above Fulham and Cardiff City with five points in 11th place, and they are our pick to be the side least expected to be relegated.
Yet it would be foolish to rule out Dyche’s side. Last season’s highest ever finish has cemented their reputation as a team that is hard to beat and well organised. Santos’s side will have to graft if they are to win.
Head-to-head (most recent first): Burnley 1-1 Wolves, 0-0, Wolves 1-2, Burnley 2-0 Wolves, Burnley 1-2 Wolves, Wolves 2-0 Burnley, Burnley 1-0 Wolves, Wolves 2-0 Burnley, Burnley 1-3 Wolves.
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Wolves vs Burnley predictions, and betting tips:
Predicted score: Wolves to win 2-1: odds @ 8/1
Burnley have never won a Premier League away game against newly-appointed opposition. They will come up against an attacking Wolves side, who we are betting will just have too much firepower for the Clarets to overcome.
Wolves will attack with Neves pulling the strings so if Burnley can cut off his supply, they may be able to nullify the Wanderers attack.
Best bet: 1-1 draw: odds @ 11/2
Burnley are also unbeaten in their four encounters against Wolves, winning two and drawing two. They have their own attacking outlets and if countered, might just revert into defensive formation. This could lead to a draw, no matter how hard Wolves press.
Predicted scorer: Raul Jiminez to score first: odds @ 4/1
Jiminez has shown great link-up play with Neves and scored for the Wanderers against Manchester City. If his recent performances are anything to go by, there is a very good chance he will find himself on the scoresheet again, making him a pick from our Wolves vs Burnley predictions.
Jiminez’s presence behind the back four, coupled with his darting runs will be key for Wolves, as it may be the only way for them to unlock Burnley’s defensive setup.
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- Burnley are unbeaten in 4 encounters against Wolves, winning two and drawing two
- Wolves have won both of their previous PL meetings with Burnley
- Burnley have never won a PL away game against newly-appointed opposition
- Wolves have only lost 2 of their last 28 home games in all comps under Nuno Espirito Santos- W18, D8, L2
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.