Wolves set to brush aside West Ham

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    03 Dec 2019 | Premier League | Preview
    Wolves set to brush aside West Ham

    Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to continue their climb up the Premier League table when they host West Ham United on Wednesday. Wolves are on an outstanding unbeaten run, while the Hammers have slipped down the standings in recent weeks.

    Following a string of impressive results, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side find themselves 6th. Wolves are unbeaten in their last nine league games and have only lost two top-flight matches in 2019/20.

    Matt Doherty rescued a point for Wolves in their last match. Lys Mousset put Sheffield United ahead after just two minutes at Molineux, but the home side rallied in the second half and arguably should’ve come away with all three points.

    Still, the team will undoubtedly be happy that they didn’t lose to a resolute Sheff Utd side as their unbeaten run continues.

    West Ham picked up a shock victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last time out. Aaron Cresswell’s eye-catching solo goal was enough to hand the Hammers the points and the victory moved West Ham up to 13th in the table.

    Pressure had been building on Manuel Pellegrini following a lengthy winless run. However, the victory over their London rivals has eased the tension for now.

    Prior to their win over Chelsea, West Ham had lost their previous three league games and had not won any of their last eight in all competitions. Pellegrini has been given some temporary respite, but you can’t help but feel the pressure will immediately return if his side don’t win on Wednesday.

    With that being said, West Ham have actually performed better on the road this season. The majority of their points have been claimed away from the London Stadium, so this will give Pellegrini a little lift.

    However, Wolves have been formidable at home this term. They have only lost once at Molineux in 2019/20, so this doesn’t bode well for a West Ham side that is struggling to score goals.

    The Hammers have been hit hard by injuries to key men Manuel Lanzini, Lukasz Fabianski and Winston Reid. Striker Sebastien Haller was dropped in the last outing, so we could see him continue to sit on the bench this week.

    Willy Boly and Morgan Gibbs-White will be unavailable for Wolves due to injury. Ryan Bennett is in line for a return to first-team action, but Nuno is likely to stick with his settled side that has done so well in recent games.

    Forebet predicts that Wolves’ impressive run will continue against West Ham. A clean sheet could also be on the cards for the home side.

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