2021-22 Premier League: Week Seven – Wolves vs Newcastle

Wolves welcome Newcastle United to Molineux in a bottom half clash in the latest round of Premier League action. 

Victory could put Wolves up to tenth before Arsenal play in the teatime kick off at Brighton, whereas Newcastle could go as high as 14th with a win and depending on victory margin too.

 

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Rayan Ait Nouri could return for Wolves if he passes a late fitness test in line with concussion protocols.

Jonny, Pedro Neto (both knee), Yerson Mosquera and Hugo Bueno (both hamstring) remain ruled out.

Newcastle could welcome Freddie Woodman back after he missed their last two matches with a knock.

Jamal Lascelles (muscle), Jonjo Shelvey (calf), Martin Dubravka (foot), Callum Wilson (thigh) and Paul Dummett (calf) remain ruled out.

 

Stat Attack

  • Wolves have drawn 1-1 against Newcastle in each of their last five league meetings.
  • Newcastle are unbeaten in their last seven trips to Wolves (W2, D5), with all five draws at Molineux finishing 1-1 just like their overall record across their last five league clashes.
  • Neither team are yet to be awarded a penalty after 12 previous Premier League meetings in this fixture.
  • Trincao has put just five of his 12 shots off target in five league appearances for Wolves this season.
  • Fabian Schar has been yellow carded in both of his two Premier League appearances for Newcastle this season.

 

Prediction

Having dug deep for their win at Southampton last weekend despite looking energetically dangerous on the attack whilst defending well, Wolves come into this match with strong confidence but this will certainly be a difficult contest given the closeness in quality between them and Newcastle.

Steve Bruce’s Magpies though were just as good as Wolves last weekend but at Watford because they were superb on the attack yet wasted chances, whilst their defending from set pieces cost them a win but can take heart from their overall performance.

On that note, it is incredibly difficult to not see a sixth consecutive 1-1 draw in this fixture because there isn’t much to separate both teams, although first goal will be crucial and if Wolves get it then I would fancy them to grind out another narrow win although a draw looks the best bet based on gut instinct.

Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Newcastle

Result: Wolves 2-1 Newcastle

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