WOL vs WBA Fantasy Preview:
This game can be a ticket to Nuno’s salvation from the misery of their current Premier League cycle that saw Wolves last being victorious a month back against Chelsea. Since then their nosedive into a receding tailspin has simply accelerated itself and the plummet has now turned faster with their recent defeat at the hands of Everton.
West Brom, on the contrary, is in the midst of an interminable vortex that has seen the team slumping down even faster than their counterparts with their last victory coming in November. To make matters further deplorable for West Brom, they suffered a shellacking at the hands of Champion side, Blackpool in the last weekend that saw them crashing out of FA Cup in an ignominious fashion.
This fixture will be extremely imperative for both sides as a victory for the wolves can usher them out of the dark phase that they have entered since mid-December. West Brom is currently battling the vicious relegation and a victory for them can limn a ray of hope that they will be desperate to cling on to. These are our fantasy picks for the upcoming fixture between Wolves and West Brom as Premier League action in the weekend kicks off.
Wolverhampton Wanderers versus West Bromwich Albion
WOL vs WBA: Head to head
Despite being stuck in a cesspool of losses currently, West Bromwich Albion has clearly underlined themselves as the favourites of this rivalry with them winning six encounters out of the ten matches that these two teams have played. Wolves have managed to register two victories while in two games, the spoils have been shared. The last time these two teams clashed with each other was in 2012 when West Brom managed to spread-eagle the Wolves by an emphatic 5-1 margin.
WOL vs WBA Probable Teams:
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss, Rayan Ait-Nouri, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Pedro Neto, Patrick Cutrone, Vitinha
West Bromwich Albion: Sam Johnstone, Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Branislav Ivanovic, Dara O’Shea, Matt Phillips, Romaine Sawyers, Rekeem Harper, Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Callum Robinson
Picks to consider:
Pedro Neto has been the finest player in the colour of the wolves in this campaign and he will continue to be a major threat for West Brom given his excellent predatory instincts and his sublime game-making ability.
Callum Robinson has blown hot and cold in this year’s Premier League but is an extremely effective attacker and is a persistent pursuer of goals even in the direst circumstances.
Match Prediction: Who will win today?
Despite being on the back-foot for the last one month, Wolves are deemed as the clear favourites given their strong attacking unit and a leaky West Brom defence. If Neto and company can strike hard and strike fast, West Brm may even be in for humiliation.