2022-23 Premier League: Week 14 – Wolves vs Brighton

Wolves continue to fight for survival as they welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Molineux.

Victory would lift Wolves out of the relegation zone, whereas a win could see Brighton go sixth if Fulham lose elsewhere.


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Diego Costa is suspended for Wolves after he was red carded for headbutting Ben Mee in their 1-1 draw at Brentford last weekend.

Toti Gomes (unspecified) and Matheus Nunes (shoulder) are doubts.

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

Brighton will have Danny Welbeck available after he missed their win over Chelsea last weekend due to illness.

Joel Veltman (calf) is also in contention but Jakub Moder (knee) remains absent.


Stat Attack

  • Wolves have lost just one of their last seven meetings against Brighton (W2, D4, L1).
  • Brighton are unbeaten in three of four Premier League visits to Molineux (W1, D2, L1).
  • Wolves are yet to receive a red card in this Premier League fixture.
  • Each of Wolves’ two league wins at home this season have been achieved by 1-0 results, which came against Southampton and Nottingham Forest respectively.
  • Five of Leander Trossard’s seven goals for Brighton this season have been scored away from home.



Having snatched a clinical draw at Brentford last weekend with a brilliant goal from Ruben Neves, Wolves now need to build on the positives of that display because they did defend well but I would like to see more fiestiness in their solid if unspectacular attacking effort.

Costa though will be a huge absence up front given his suspension but this is a chance for other players to step up and show their worth when pushing forward, yet finishing does remain a huge issue which they will need to iron out.

Brighton’s aggressive high-intensity attacking with dangerous pace meanwhile ripped Chelsea to shreds last weekend, so I do expect them to come here and look to build upon that performance with another aggressive display now Welbeck is back to add extra quality up front.

Wolves’ defence though could prove slightly difficult to break down but I really can’t see Brighton leaving Molineux without any points if continue to play like they did last time out, although the result should be closer this time round.

Prediction: Wolves 0-2 Brighton

Result: Wolves 2-3 Brighton

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