2021-22 Premier League: Week 11 – Crystal Palace vs Wolves

Crystal Palace welcome Wolves to Selhurst Park as two in-form teams seek to extend their unbeaten runs.

Victory could put Palace as high as ninth in the table depending on results elsewhere, whereas Wolves can climb to fifth with a win if Manchester United lose in the lunchtime kick-off.

 

Team News

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Will Hughes is a doubt for Crystal Palace after suffering a back injury.

Eberechi Eze (fitness) is a doubt but Nathan Ferguson (Achilles) remains ruled out despite nearing a return to first-team training.

Wolves could again be without Marcal due to a calf injury but the Brazilian faces a late fitness test.

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

 

Stat Attack

  • Crystal Palace are unbeaten in three of their last five league meetings against Wolves (W2, D1, L2).
  • Wolves have won three of their last six league visits to Selhurst Park (W3, D1, L2).
  • Wolves are yet to receive a penalty in six previous Premier League meetings against Palace.
  • Coming into this matchweek, no Premier League defender has made more tackles than Palace’s Tyrick Mitchell, who has made 32 tackles in ten league appearances.
  • Only one of Wolves’ 11 league goals this season has been scored from a free-kick.

 

Prediction

After impressing in their win at Manchester City last weekend with aggressive pressing and excellent defending, Palace certainly can come into this match full of confidence but I do expect them to be in for a tough test here because they will be favourites here as the home team.

Wolves meanwhile have found their feet under Bruno Lage now and seem to have found a clinical touch on the attack, yet their defence still seems to be their biggest issue with a lucky win over Everton following multiple defensive errors which the Toffees failed to punish properly.

On that note, I am expecting a competitive game here between two in-form teams where finishing could well be crucial to the result, which I can see finishing in a score draw.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves

Result: Crystal Palace 2-0 Wolves

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