Burnley vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Prediction, 7/15/20
Already sitting 6th in the league, Wolverhampton Wanderers will try to further improve their chances of qualifying for a European soccer competition next season while paying a visit to 10th-placed Burnley, who are also eying a spot in Europe. Kick-off - at 13:00 PM ET on Wednesday, July 15.
Burnley Draw With Champions
Burnley extended their current unbeaten run in the league to five contests (W3 D2) after earning a 1-1 draw against newly-crowned champions Liverpool away at Anfield on Saturday. The Clarets controlled the ball just 29% of the time and were outshot 23-6, but managed to cancel out the Reds’ first-half opener with Jay Rodriguez’s eighth strike of the season in the following frame, holding on to the draw thanks to the fine form of their goalie Nick Pope. Burnley have lost just one of their past 13 Premier League outings (W7 D5 L1) and currently sit 10th in the standings (W14 D8 L13), trailing the top-six by five points.
New Zealand striker Chris Wood tops his team’s scoring table with 11 league strikes. Goalie Pope, meanwhile, sits 5th in the EPL with 112 saves. He has recorded a league-high 14 clean sheets in 35 contests and gives up a goal every 67 minutes on average. The Clarets have scored the 12th highest quantity of Premier League markers this year (39) while delivering the 2nd lowest quantity of shots per game (9.8). The team is 2nd from the bottom in ball possession (43.2%) and bottom of the league in passing accuracy (69.2%).
Wolves End Losing Run
A two game-skid, which brought defeats to Arsenal (2-0) and Sheffield United (1-0), came to an end for Wolverhampton Wanderers, who bounced back with a 3-0 home triumph over Everton at Molineux Stadium on Sunday. Raul Jimenez converted from the penalty spot in first-half injury time before the Wolves netted twice more in the following frame through Leander Dedoncker and Diogo Jota. Wolverhampton has now kept five clean sheets in their last six Premier League home games (W3 D2 L1) and sit 6th in the EPL with a W14 D13 L8 record, four points off the top-four.
Mexican marksman Jimenez has netted a team-high 16 league snipes this season. Goalie Rui Patricio, meanwhile, resides 12th in the Premier League with 87 saves. He has collected 12 clean sheets in 35 outings during the ongoing campaign and allows a goal every 85 minutes of play. The Wolves have buried the 8th highest quantity of EPL tallies this year (48), while taking the 8th highest amount of shots per game (12.3). The team is 10th in both ball possession (48.7%) and passing accuracy (79.5%).
Wolverhampton Wanderers ended a two-game slide with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Everton to boost their chances of European soccer next season. Still, it is difficult not to consider Burnley for another unexpected result here! After holding newly-crowned champions Liverpool to a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday, the Clarets extended their current point streak to five Premier League games (W3 D2) and have now collected points from 12 of their previous 13 outings in the league (W7 D5 L1). Being one of the toughest nuts to crack in English soccer, Burnley have lost just one of their last seven meetings with the Wolves in all competitions (W3 D3 L1) and are an excellent choice to back on an Asian Handicap +0.5, which essentially is the same bet as a Burnley Double Chance (Win or Draw), but with better odds.
Burnley (Handicap +0.5) (-110)