Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Southampton
Wolverhampton is doing pretty well for a newcomer in the league. Nuno Santo’s team is currently 10th in the Premier League standings with 9 points won and a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and just 1 loss. The Wolves’ only defeat so far came against Leicester, but since then they are unbeaten in four consecutive games, including against the champion Manchester City.
In the last round, Wolverhampton made a 1-1 draw during the visit to Manchester United at the Old Trafford. Fred gave Man Utd a lead, but Joao Moutinho equalized soon after the halftime break.
Before this draw, Wolves had enjoyed two consecutive wins against West Ham and Burnley.
Southampton is currently 14th in the Premier League with 5 points and a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses.
In the previous round, the Saints suffered their third defeat for the season, conceding a 0-3 loss during the visit to Liverpool. Mark Hughes’ boys were totally outclassed by the Reds, who won with goals from Joel Matip, Mohamed Salah and an own goal from Wesley Hoedt.
Wolverhampton is getting a lot of compliments for the way they play since their promotion. It looks like the manager Nuno Santo is doing a great job with his team. As a former manager of Valencia and Porto, he has a lot of experience on the top level. And now he’s proving that.
For this game, Southampton could be without Manolo Gabbiadini and Mohamed Elyounoussi, who are dealing with injuries.