Wolverhampton Wanderers will tonight play host to Crystal Palace tonight at the Molineux stadium in what is expected to be an epic premier league battle of the bottom-half battlers. The hosts fell to a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City over the weekend while the visitors played out to a barren draw with Everton. Wolves would have left the pitch winners in their Leicester fixture but as fate would have it, with eight minutes to play in the first half, Sa caught Jamie Vardy inside the area, and Kelechi Iheanacho coolly tucked home the resulting penalty canceling out Wolves opener before right-back Timothy Castagne produced a striker's finish in the second half to turn the tie on its head for Leicester.
Following West Ham United's victory over Bournemouth on Sunday, Wolves will enter the midweek round of games in 14th position in the standings, trailing the Hammers on goal difference and six points above the bottom three with six games left. However, Loeptegui warned his players against “dangerous” thoughts about being close to securing Premier League survival after Saturday's trumping which ended their three games unbeaten run. In recent months. Molineux has proved to be a happy hunting ground for Wolves as Lopetegui's side boast five wins from seven Premier League home games in 2023. These games include each of their past two fixtures. Furthermore, it is worth noting that every triumph in that quintet has seen them put up a clean sheet.
Despite Crystal Palace boasting a numerical advantage for the final 10 minutes after Mason Holgate was sent out for two bookings, their attempts to outperform Jordan Pickford proved futile as they were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw with Everton. Palace's 100% winning record during Hodgson's homecoming may now be over, but they are still safely entrenched in 12th place in the table and nine points adrift of the bottom three teams with six games left to play. Therefore, another season of playing in the top-flight league should be secured effortlessly without any difficulties.
Crystal Palace are now out to make it three Premier League wins away from home following victories on Leeds United and Southampton's turf. You might be interested to know that history suggests that the visitors' trip to the West Midlands will be a worthwhile one. Indeed, the Eagles have come out on top in each of their last five fixtures with Wolverhampton Wanderers the most recent one being a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park earlier this season while Wilfred Zaha and Jean-Philippe Mateta were both on target almost a year ago.
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