Crystal Palace – Wolves SOCCER PICKS
Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers face each other in Selhurst Park, in a match for the 8th round of the Premier League. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 01-01-2013 and ended with the score: Crystal Palace (3-1) Wolverhampton Wanderers. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Crystal Palace presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Newcastle United, by (0-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against AFC Bournemouth, by (2-1). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 3 draws and 6 defeats in their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Crystal Palace has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5. In 9 appearances, they never won in the 4 matches they won the first goal.
The Crystal Palace enters this unmotivated match, after a slight outsider, by 2-1, in the visit to the Bournemouth field: the only goal of the team was marked by Patrick van Aanholt. The local team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring a game style of constant transitions. Of note that in this tactical drawing the three most advanced players are Zaha, Townsend and Jordan Ayew, being the first the best marker of the Crystal Palace, with 3 goals scored. For this day the technician of the landlords has in doubt Benteke and Riedwald.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 12 points won, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Manchester United, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Southampton, by (2-0). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad. It is usually not affected by the home team, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins and 7 draws in his stadium. In the last 10 away matches Wolverhampton Wanderers has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
Wolverhampton enter this motivated day, after a 2-0 home victory at the Southampton reception: the goals of the team were scored by Jonny Castro and Iván Cavaleiro. Contrary to the opponent of this round, Wolverhampton usually acts in a 3-4-3, in which the three most advanced players are Hélder Costa, Diogo Jota and Jiménez. The visiting club, when it invests in the offensive process, usually does so through the right flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back Doherty. Coach Nuno Espírito Santo can count on the entire squad at his disposal.