Molineux has become somewhat of a fortress for Wolves but that theory will be tested by a Southampton side renowned for its excellence on the road.
Here are all of the relevant betting facts & figures so that you can make well-informed picks.
🗞 Match preview
Nuno Espírito Santo puts defence first and Wolves' challenge will be to keep a free-scoring Saints outfit at bay.
📈 Portuguese efficiency
Nuno's men have the best defensive record in the English top-flight this term with just nine goals conceded to date. Amazingly, 19 of their last 22 outings have featured two or fewer goals, but they've also been short in attack with just eight goals of their own, but those strikes have mustered 13 points from their opening eight games. They really are an efficient team.
🎯 Ward-Prowse one to watch
The international break came at a time when Ralph Hasenhuttl's visitors had won five of their last six matches, scoring 14 times in the process. This form and scoring prowess is all in the absence of injured star striker Danny Ings, and it will come up to the ultimate test. Of the nine goals that Wolves have conceded this term, two have come from free-kicks and two from the penalty spot. Saints dead-ball specialist James Ward-Prowse's ears will prick up when he hears that.
It would be absolutely no surprise if these sides cancelled one another out. The Saints have failed o win each of their last 12 top-flight matches played on a Monday (D5, L7) but they did manage to get on the score sheet in seven of them.
This should be a fascinating contrast in styles that makes for gripping viewing.
🔮 Likely XIs
🐺 Wolves (3-4-2-1):
Rui Patrício; Boly, Coady, Kilman; Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Aït-Nouri; Neto, Podence; Jiménez
😇 Saints (4-4-2):
McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo; Adams, Walcott
🔑 Key betting facts
- Wolves have averaged a league-low 2.13 total goals-per-game this season.
- Five of Wolves’ last six Monday night EPL games have produced under 2.5 goals.
- Southampton is aiming to win four straight EPL games for the first time since 2015-16.
- Wolves’ Raúl Jiménez has scored in five of his last eight career appearances after netting in both games for Mexico over the break.
- Southampton striker Che Adams scored three times in his last four EPL appearances, just one less than he bagged in his 34 prior appearances.
- Wolves have won four of their first eight league games, while Southampton comes into this encounter unbeaten in their last six.
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