WOLVES VS EVERTON PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton face at Molineux Stadium, in a match for the 1st round of the Premier League. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last showdown was played on 06-05-2012 and ended with the score: Wolverhampton Wanderers (0-0) Everton. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Everton presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The team of the house disputes its first match in this edition of the competition, after having won the promotion for having finished the last edition of the lower division in the 1st position. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team comes to this match after an away loss to Derby County by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches Wolverhampton Wanderers has won 6 and tied 4. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Wolverhampton enter this first day motivated, after a victory, 2-1, in a friendly against Villarreal. Wolverhampton usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Raúl Jiménez, Adama Traoré and Diogo Jota. The local club, when it invests in the offensive process, usually does so through the right flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back Doherty. One of the great valences of Wolverhampton is the aerial game, since its players present a lot of competition in this particular. Coach Nuno Espírito Santo must have all players available for this first official game of the season.
The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the race after having finished the last season in the 8th position. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after an away defeat with Rennes by (4-1). In the last 10 away matches Everton has won 3, tied 2 and lost 5. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 26 of the last 29 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
Everton enter this first unmotivated day, after a defeat, by 2-3, in a friendly against Valencia. One of the great valences of the visiting team is the capacity that shows in a disadvantaged situation, being that in most of the time they manage to give a good response. The Everton presents some difficulties in the aerial soccer, attending to the low average stature of its players. We believe that the foreign team will act in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced pieces will be Richarlison, Cenk Tosun and Sandro Ramírez. The Everton coach will not be able to count on James McCarthy and Calvert-Lewin, because they were injured.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.86