Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Everton Prediction, 7/12/20
After dropping two decisions in a row, 6th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers are about to host 11th-placed Everton, who have lost just one of their past five outings. Kick-off - at 7:00 AM ET on Sunday, July 12.
Wolves Lose To Sheffield
The hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season saw another setback for Wolverhampton Wanderers, who dropped their second decision in five days after following up the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on July 4 with a 1-0 setback versus Sheffield United away at Bramall Lane on Wednesday. Ruben Neves hit the crossbar from a free-kick early on in the game before a goal by the hosts was canceled out because of offside, only for the Blades to bank the winner three minutes into injury time. Wolverhampton sit 6th in the league with a W13 D13 L8 record, trailing 5th-placed Manchester United by six points.
Mexican striker Raul Jimenez leads the Wolves with 15 Premier League markers but has not scored for three consecutive matches. Goalie Rui Patricio, meanwhile, sits 12th in the EPL with 85 saves. He has recorded 11 clean sheets in 34 appearances this year and concedes a goal every 83 minutes on average. Wolverhampton has netted the 8th highest amount of goals during the current campaign (45) while delivering the 9th highest quantity of shots per game (12.3). The team is tied-10th with Everton in ball possession (48.5%) and 10th in passing accuracy (79.2%).
Everton Draw With Southampton
The unbeaten home run of Everton extended to 10 consecutive domestic fixtures in the league (W5 D5) after the team shared points with Southampton following a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Thursday. The visitors hit the crossbar from the penalty spot and had a goal disallowed for offside before opening the scoring just after the half-hour mark, only for Richarlison to tie the proceedings just before the interval with his 12th league snipe of the year. The Toffees have lost just once since the restart of English soccer (W2 D2 L1) and currently sit 11th in the EPL standings (W12 D9 L13), trailing the top-seven by six points.
English forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin tops Everton’s scoring table with 13 league markers. Goalie Jordan Pickford, meanwhile, sits 10th in the Premier League with 86 saves. He has picked up eight clean sheets in 34 games this year and gives up a strike every 62 minutes of play. The Toffees have buried the 11th highest number of goals during the ongoing campaign (41), while taking the 7th highest amount of shots per game (12.8). The team is joint-10th with Wolverhampton Wanderers in ball possession (48.5%) and 11th in passing accuracy (77.3%).
Everton have lost just one of their past nine Premier League encounters with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but have still drawn five of them. And a similar outcome between two solid opponents is definitely not out of the question here! The Wolves have managed to win just two of their last seven EPL home outings, with three of them finishing on level terms, while Everton has posted three stalemates in their previous seven Premier League contests overall.