WOL vs BHA Fantasy Preview:
Wolverhampton Wanderers will be walking into this clash on the back of a lackluster impasse with Sam Allardyce’s men from last Monday. Despite an early strike from Fabio Silva, the Wolves couldn’t keep themselves afloat as Mbaye Diagne smashed home on the 62nd minute to rescind the lead. Nuno’s wards haven’t really been in their pink phase as they slumped to Burnley in the preceding game with Chris Wood spearing a hat-trick to snuff out the Wolves in the latter’s den.
Brighton hasn’t been really scintillating either as they have blown hot and cold so far off late. After Manchester United pipped them in a closely-contested clash, they belted out top-notch showdowns to keep stalwarts like Everton and Chelsea at bay and wring out crucial one point from both the game. However, all the positivity amassed from both the games couldn’t really see the light of the day when David Bramall’s solitary strike sank them at Bramall Lane. Albeit defeated by the team ailing at the rock-bottom of the points table, they rallied back strongly and stitched together a fine victory against the soaring Leeds, thanks to strikes from Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck.
This won’t be a clash of the top teams but it will promise charisma and character of the highest order as both the teams are high on firing power and will be duking it out in terms of strikes. A victory will be imperative for both sides, considering the fact that it will keep Nuno’s wards afloat in the hunt for a top ten finish while three points for Graham Potter and company can open up opportunities for them to finish in a slightly better sport than they are at the moment. These are our fantasy picks for the imminent clash that will see Potter’s forces going toe-to-eye against Nuno’s men in a bout of spirit and pride.
Wolverhampton Wanderers versus Brighton and Hove Albion
9th May, 2021
WOL vs BHA Head to head:
As the head-to-head record comes in the scene, Brighton and Hove Albion lead by the proverbial mile as they have registered 4 victories, lost one and drew eight of the preceding encounters. Despite the recent surge in the pecking order for Wolves, if they are to defy history, they will need individual brilliance from a few players rather than the collective finesse which hasn’t gone in their favour in the ongoing edition of the league.
WOL vs BHA Probable Teams:
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss, Max Kilman, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Daniel Podence, Morgan Gibbs-White, Adama Traore, Fabio Silva
Brighton & Hove Albion: Robert Sanchez, Ben White, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Joel Veltman, Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma, Dan Burn, Leandro Trossard, Neal Maupay, Danny Welbeck
Picks to consider:
Adama Traore has struggled to reach his scintillating best in this season, however, he has still managed to bail out Wolves from precarious situations. Out of the 33 appearances in the ongoing league, he has scored just a solitary goal and strung two assists. However, his preceding reputation will still provide him the much-needed pedestal to be a top pick.
Danny Welbeck has present quite an eminent threat for Brighton and Hive Albion that has seen him smashing 5 goals in the season laced with 1 assist. He has also successfully completed 220 passes and produced a 41 percent shooting accuracy from the 34 strikes fired. His marauding instinct is what makes him particularly menacing in the final third.
Match Prediction: Who will win today?
With the evenly matched firepower of both sides, it is difficult to pick up a winner. However, Wolves will have a slightly better advantage, considering the presence of their striking duo who has found themselves in a rich vein of form of late with Fabio Silva spearheading the charge.