2022-23 Premier League: Week 11 – Crystal Palace vs Wolves

Crystal Palace welcome Wolves to Selhurst Park in the second of a Tuesday Night Football double-header.

Victory would see Palace climb into the top ten for at least 24 hours, whilst Wolves could go as high as 11th with a win depending on the size of their winning margin.


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Will Hughes is a doubt for Palace after he missed their goalless draw at Leicester with a virus.

Jack Butland (hand), Nathaniel Clyne (ankle), Chris Richards (leg), Nathan Ferguson (foot) and James McArthur (groin) all remain absent.

Wolves will welcome defender, Nathan Collins back from a three-match suspension.

Chiquinho, Sasa Kalajdzic (both knee), Pedro Neto (ankle) and Raul Jimenez (groin/adductor) remain ruled out.


Stat Attack

  • Palace have lost three of eight previous Premier League meetings against Wolves (W4, D1, L3).
  • Wolves have won just one of four previous Premier League visits to Palace (W1, D1, L2).
  • Wilfried Zaha scored in both meetings against Wolves last season as Palace won both fixtures by 2-0 result.
  • Odsonne Edouard’s two league goals this season for Palace have been scored in their last two home matches.
  • Ruben Neves and Daniel Podence’s are Wolves’ joint top goal-scorers in the league this season with two goals apiece, although Podence’s goals both came before half-time.



Having scrapped their way to a goalless draw at Leicester through excellent defending and saves, Palace now need to polish up their finishing because they were incredibly wasteful of their opportunities when on the attack which meant that a draw was a fair reward for their defensive efforts.

Wolves meanwhile still continue to waste chances despite having dominated Forest but I will admit that they deserved their win on pure effort, even if their goal came from the penalty spot rather than open play albeit aided by Josa Sa’s save of a Forest penalty at opposite end.

Now based on the performances of both teams on Saturday, I can’t help but feel that this could well be a scrappy encounter so a draw might well be a fair result.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves

Result: Crystal Palace 2-1 Wolves

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