Premier League surprise package Southampton visit Wolves after the latest instalment of international fixtures. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s troops have won five of their first eight matches and could go top of the table if results elsewhere go their way. Elsewhere, the hosts are targeting another European place after their historic run last term.
Where and when: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton – 23 November, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Wolves vs. Southampton: Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Last time: Raul Jimenez was the hero during the five-goal thriller in January. Pedro Neto, Jan Bednarek and Shane Long also netted.
Wolves v Southampton Predictions and Preview
Nuno brought in Fabio Silva, Marcal, Ki-Jana Hoever, Rayan Aït-Nouri, Vitinha and Nelson Semedo in the off-season but the best piece of business the former Porto tactician did was hold on to the services of talisman Jimenez.
The Mexican was strongly linked to Manchester United and Serie A holders Juventus but surprisingly signed a new deal to keep him at Molineux until 2024.
The Wolves number 9, who is approaching his thirties, was widely expected to move to a Champions League outfit and is certainly good enough to feature for a side challenging for honours both domestically and on the continent.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Wolves to win 2-1||9/1||Offer|
|Southampton to win and both teams to score||11/2||Offer|
|Stuart Armstrong to score first||14/1||Offer|
Jimenez contributed 21 efforts and nine assists in 2019-20 and is 15/4 favourite to open proceedings. Neto, now a senior international with Portugal, is 13/2 in the same market and is keeping Adama Traore out of the starting line-up.
Despite his current frustration, the Spanish speedster is in talks to extend his time in the West Midlands and can be found at 9/1 to register last. Wolves are 5/4 to claim all three points and a tie is 23/10.
The travelling party will be without star man Danny Ings who is recovering from knee surgery. Only Jamie Vardy scored more than the Saints attacker last campaign and his stunning exploits earned him a deserved recall to the national setup.
Che Adams will be tasked with troubling Conor Coady and finally looks at home in the top-flight. The recruit from Birmingham City struck on just four occasions last year and is on course to shatter this haul in the very near future.
The forward is 11/4 to bag anytime, while Theo Walcott is 9/2. The loanee is set for a regular run in the eleven and is desperate to make his temporary return more permanent. Southampton are 11/5 to come away with the spoils.
One to watch for Wolves: Daniel Podence arrived for big money last summer and Nuno is convinced the Portuguese ace can fill the void left by compatriot Diogo Jota. The winger is 8/1 to notch the final effort.
One to watch for Southampton: There are few better set-piece takers in the division than James Ward-Prowse and the Saints skipper is an attractive 6/1 to score anytime.
Long shot: There is little to separate the sides and both dressing rooms will be confident of victory. Nuno and Hasenhüttl have fared tremendously well in their respective roles and the encounter is likely to be closely fought. In eight rounds of action, neither have been involved in a goalless draw and an entertaining 2-2 outcome is 17/1.