Gary O’Neill is doing a fine job at Wolves and his post match dressing room speech, aired on TV will give their fans huge hope that he can give them Premier League stability for a number of years.
Wolves’ late win over Spurs a few weeks ago shows the determination that the player have to not give in and they pressed constantly to get the goal after Spurs scored so early. With a big of luck that you need and skill, off course, Wolves managed to score two late goals and turn the Stadium into frenzy.
Sitting in 12th on 15 Points, Wolves are performing very well this year and have already beaten Champions Manchester city 2-1 at home as well as a 2-1 away win over Bournemouth, plus valuable draws at home to both Newcastle and Aston Villa.
Wolves are proving tough to beat as they went on a 5 match unbeaten run earlier in the season, so this game won’t hold any fear for them.
Fulham are struggling to score goals with Mitrovic now departed to Saudi Arabia, but new recruits (from Wolves) in Jiminez and Traore have not yet kicked Fulham into life as they sit on 12 points having scored 10 goals from 12 games.
A Win for Fulham takes them level with Wolves, which will be huge in moving Fulham away from the relegation picture, so they will be looking to make home advantage count.
But, they will need the likes of Willian, Jiminez, Paulinha and Cairney to take any chances they have, otherwise as we have seen in recent matches, Wolves are capable of scoring goals and they playing against former players, could spur them on.
It promises to be a game with not many goals as Fulham are pretty solid defensively, so they don’t give much away and for Wolves, although they have only scored 16 goals from their 12 matches and conceded 20 as well.
So, it promises to be a close encounter and one where chances could be at a premium and therefore we would predict under 3.5 goals in the match.
Marco Silva is desperate for a striker in January to boost the goals from Fulham, but if they can secure a win here, it will be a massive three points, to take Fulham level with Wolves in mid table.
|12/5 William Hill
Last season Fulham would have been odds on favourites here with Mitrovic in the side and the goal machine that he was. However The Cottagers have not replaced him with another goalscorer, so it’s proving difficult for Jiminez and Vinicius to convert chances.
For Wolves, they are buoyed by a 2-1 last minute win over Spurs at home and will believe they can get a result at Fulham this weekend.
However, with both teams struggling for goals and not having a cutting edge upfront, our punters.pub bet of the day is 12/5 Fulham to draw with Wolves.