Wolves vs Burnley: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:43 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 4:43 PM UTC

Wolves aiming for their first win of the season...
<div><div><div><div id=":p5"><div id=":nn"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Wolves vs Burnley</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/wolverhampton-wanderers-vs-burnley-fc-3840758/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sunday, August 25, at Molineux</strong></a></p><p>Wolves will bid for their first Premier League win of the season when they host Burnley at Molineux on Sunday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were handed a tricky start to the campaign, as they began with a trip to Leicester and then hosted Man Utd on Monday night. Both matches ended all-square, as Wolves hung on for a 0-0 draw at the King Power and then rescued a point against the Red Devils when Ruben Neves banged in a screamer and Rui Patricio saved Paul Pogba’s late penalty. Now they will be keen to secure three points and climb up the table, after they secured a seventh-placed finish last season.</p><p>Burnley ended up seventh in 2017/18, but last season saw them battle relegation for much of the campaign. They lost 1-0 away at Molineux and their prospects of survival looked gloomy by the turn of the year. However, Burnley’s form improved drastically in the second half of the season. They beat Wolves 2-0 at Turf Moor in March and they finished 15<sup>th</sup>, six points clear of the drop zone. They made a fantastic start to the new season, beating Southampton 3-0 at home. Ashley Barnes fired in a brace in that game, and he was on target again in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Wolves have invested heavily in Portuguese talent in recent years and Santo has forged a team with excellent technical proficiency and the ability to strangle the opposition. They are strong in possession, they are very difficult to break down and they rarely lose. A few new faces arrived in the summer transfer window, but Wolves have largely persisted with the team that dazzled in the Premier League last season. Neves forms an outrageously talented midfield triumvirate alongside Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendonker, Conor Coady leads the team at the back and Raul Jimenez is dangerous up front.</p><p>Burnley have kept faith in an old-school strike partnership featuring Barnes and Chris Wood this season. Barnes is better with the ball at his feet, whereas Wood is stronger in the air, but both men are big, physical centre-forwards, and Burnley simply spend 90 minutes trying to pump as many balls into the box as possible. They have a bit of quality in wide areas, particularly in the form of Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, while James Tarkowski is a very good centre-back. However, Wolves look like the better team in this game.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Santo will earmark this as the sort of game that Wolves simply must win if they are to hold off the threat of Leicester and Everton and retain seventh place. Wolves actually harbour aspirations of breaking into the top six, and they need beat teams like Burnley on a regular basis if they are to pull it off. The Clarets will be a lot more rested, as they played Arsenal in the early kick-off on Saturday, whereas Wolves had to wait until Monday night to play Man Utd. They also have to travel to Italy to face Torino in the Europa League qualifiers on Thursday night, and they do not have a particularly big squad, so fatigue could be an issue. However, they have home advantage in this game, they beat Burnley here last year and they have more than enough quality to secure three points on Sunday.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=8cb1fdf6-5659-4f16-a75b-679218b0115e&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="10Bet">Wolves to win at 1.87 (13/15) with 10Bet</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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