The Premier League is back with a bang for its 18th week of action-packed football. On Tuesday, Wolves are set to face a mighty challenge in Everton in their own backyard.
Everton has so far enjoyed a good season despite hiccups in the middle whereas Wolves haven’t had the best of the performances in the last 5 games pushing them to 13th place.
Even though Wolves have a sizeable advantage going into this game, according to past performances and the prediction platforms, Everton would be looking to break into the top five.
Wolves vs Everton Offensive and defensive Stats and Team News
The Wolves attack will be led by Silva, Neto and Adama at the front who were silenced by the impeccable defense of Brighton in their last outing.
Fabio Silva is a young talent from Portugal who has scored once in 13 games that he has played. He has 71.9% pass accuracy and creates an average of 1.3 shots on target per match.
Pedro Neto is a key component in this attack who has scored 5 goals and 3 assists in 16 games for the team. He has a good header, passes extremely well and has an accurate finishing touch with an overall rating of 7.14.
Adama Traore’s strengths include dribbling, crossing and key passes. He has failed to contribute for the side so far but has a pass accuracy of 74% along with 3.8 dribbles per game so far.
The Everton attack would probably be led by James Rodriguez who didn’t look very comfortable against West Ham.
Rodriguez has scored 4 goals and involved in 3 assists in 12 outings so far. He has been a trump card for the side who has 83% pass rate along with 2 shots on target and 2.3 key passes per game so far.
He will be accompanied by Calvert-Lewin who has been one of the top-scorer for his club has scored 16 goals in 24 games and has 71.2% pass success along with a rating of 7.25. This duo will be accompanied by Richarlison who has 5 goals and 3 assists in 15 appearances.
The likes of Allan, Gylfi Sigurdsson will be responsible to care of Everton's midfield while for Wolves Ruben Naves, Joao Moutioho will be supporting their forward as well as assisting the defense.
The Wolves defense would be desperate to hold on to a clean sheet on Tuesday.
Conor Coady will be the center back in the eleven who has 86.1% pass accuracy and likes to play long balls. In addition to this, he has 0.9 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 3.7 clears per game this season.
Maximilian Kilman will join him to guard the goal post and was exceptional in his last match with 87.4% pass completion rate. He also got 0.7 interceptions and 2 clears per game so far.
Nelson Semedo will play as the right center back and has great tackling skills. In addition to tackling, he is exceptional in aerial duels winning 1.3 duels per game along with 80.6% pass accuracy. He has a strong rating of 7.06 in this edition.
The Everton defense has the services of Coleman, Mina, Keane and Holgate.
Yerry Mina who plays as the center back is a regular in the side with 89.7% pass success along with two goals in the premier league so far. The defensive numbers look astounding with 1.1 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 4.4 clears per game so far.
Michael Keane is also a versatile player who has 88.3% pass completion rate along with 1.3 interceptions and 4.3 clears per game. Seamus Coleman’s strengths include passing and dribbling. He has 86.2% pass accuracy, 1.6 clears and 1.8 tackles per game so far along with a rating of 6.65.
Wolves vs Everton: Predicted line-up
According to Rotowire, the predicted lineup for this particular clash is:
Wolves (Starting XI): Rui Patricio, Semedo, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss, Ait-nouri, Vitinha, Ruben Neves, Dendoncker, Adama Traore, Pedro Neto and Fablo Silva.
Everton (Starting XI): Pickford, Keane, Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina, Tom Davies, Doucoure, Rodriguez, Alex Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.
Everton and Wolves: Recent form
Wolves have had a good couple of matches in the initial phase but have lost their way in the last couple of games forcing them down to 13th place in the table.
They grabbed victories against Sheffield United, Fulham, Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Chelsea but suffered defeats against the likes of West Ham, Manchester City, Leicester, Manchester United and Burnley.
In their last outing, they were forced to settle for a draw after Brighton put up a spirited performance at home. This means that it is important for them to stage a comeback that will help them in their cause to make it back to top ten.
Everton have recovered from those three unexpected losses they suffered in November that put their campaign in a haywire situation. From then on, they have achieved triumphs against quality teams like Chelsea and Leicester City besides victories against Arsenal and Sheffield United.
However, in their last outing, they were in for a shock as they lost to West Ham, thanks to an important brace by Tomas Soucek. In order to get back their campaign on feet, it is important for them to grab three points against Wolves.
Wolves vs Everton Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head
Matches: 12: Everton: 4 Wolves: 3 Draw: 5
Last 5 games: Everton – 1, Wolves – 2, Draw – 2.
Recent Meeting: Wolves defeated Everton with a 3-0 margin in a Premier League fixture.
Wolves vs Everton predictions and betting analysis: Predicted winner
Even though Wolves are slightly the favorites here, the visitors are well equipped to register a win on Tuesday night.
FCTables known for giving out accurate predictions has given 37% chance to the hosts whereas Everton is tipped to win with 32% chance next weekday. According to Sofascore, Wolves are given favorable odds of 2.45 in contrast to that of their opponents who have odds of 3.00.
FiveThirtyEight have also gone on to predict the home team as the front runners in this interesting clash with a 38% chance whereas Everton have been given a decent chance of 34% to emerge victorious.