Wolves did not skip a beat coming back from the break, with a solid performance against West Ham. It was dominate defensive performance, limiting West Ham to only 0.43 expected goals. Defense has been Wolves calling card all season long, especially at the Molineux Stadium.
Bournemouth were pathetic in their first game back from break, losing 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace. Most of their struggles this year have come offensively, which was all too apparent against Crystal Palace, only generating 0.55 xG.
I don’t see this game going any other way than a dominate Wolves win. Based on my model, I think Wolves are a tad undervalued in this match:
Wolves are no strangers to having to take on a hectic schedule in order to achieve their goals, a scenario which has seemingly only aided their development as a club.
Despite the obvious benefits of using Traore off the bench, Nuno will likely hand a recall to the winger for this contest.
We say: Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Bournemouth
While Wolves impressed during their win over West Ham, they will be up against a Bournemouth outfit which can only improve after their dismal showing against Palace. Nevertheless, we expect Wolves to run out fairly-convincing winners on Wednesday night.
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