Kick-off: 1500, 19/10/2019
Wolves enhanced their excellent record against top teams when winning 2-0 at Manchester City but they are not always clinical when it comes to seeing off lesser lights.
Southampton have already picked up six points on the road this term via wins at Brighton and Sheffield United, so are no push-overs away from home.
That all makes 21/20 for Saints to avoid defeat at Molineux a value bet for our initial Wolves vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves completed a hat-trick of wins when upsetting the odds to prevail 2-0 at Etihad Stadium, where Adama Traore scored twice in the final 10 minutes.
That was an exceptional result for Wanderers, who had previously beaten Watford 2-0 on domestic duty and claimed a 1-0 Europa League triumph at Besiktas.
“The performance was good, but defensively was very good and very organised,” beamed Nuno Espirito Santo. “The boys worked hard until the end and the fans enjoyed it.
“It has been a long season already, too many games, but we always compete. This is the way we want to work, maintain and sustain this.”
However, this will be a much different test than soaking up pressure and hitting City on the break and Wolves will be under pressure to open up more.
That may leave them vulnerable at the back, so Evens for both teams to score takes the eye from the Wolves vs Southampton odds.
Last Wolves line-up: Rui Patricio, Boly, Coady, Vinagre, Neves, Saiss, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jimenez, Cutrone, Traore.
Wolves will check on the fitness of Diogo Jota and Neto, who both missed the impressive win against City with foot injuries.
Romain Saiss (hamstring) lasted just 13 minutes at the Etihad Stadium, Morgan Gibbs-White (back) pulled out of the England Under-21 squad and Leander Dendoncker (stomach) sat out Belgium’s victory over Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton slipped to 17th in the table after suffering three straight Premier League defeats prior to the international break, but the last couple were against Tottenham and Chelsea.
After only going down 2-1 at Spurs, albeit versus 10 men for an hour, a 4-1 scoreline in favour of the Blues at St Mary’s Stadium was regarded as harsh on Saints.
They looked set to be competitive when Danny Ings pulled it back to 2-1, before N’Golo Kante struck with a deflected effort and Michy Batshuayi bagged a last-minute goal.
Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted: “This game was a little bit too easy for the opponent. In the other games, we didn’t give so much chances away, but this was too easy for them.”
However, he acknowledged that a 4-3-3 formation may have been too adventurous and insisted: “We will have two intense weeks in front of us.”
Saints may be better suited to playing away, as they have also prevailed in the EFL Cup at Fulham and Portsmouth.
Going ahead would obviously be a big boost and 7/4 for the visitors to score first is added to our Wolves vs Southampton betting tips.
Last Southampton line-up: Gunn, Yoshida, Bertrand, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Long, Ings.
Southampton full-back Cedric Soares remains sidelined by a calf problem sustained in the warm-up before the match against Tottenham.
Mali winger Moussa Djenepo (hip) continues his own recovery, but will not be rushed back into action.
Man City 0-2 WOLVES – Adama Traore (2)
SOUTHAMPTON 1-4 Chelsea – Danny Ings
Head-to-head: Southampton 3-1 Wolves, Wolves 2-0 Southampton, Southampton 0-2 Wolves
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