Three Premier League matches take place on Sunday, one of those is at Selhurst Park.
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After a dramatic late winner at Everton last weekend, Gary O’Neil’s men will now look to make it two wins from two.
Two From Two
As far as Crystal Palace’s season has got underway, it has been the perfect example of a mixed bag. A win, a defeat and a draw from their first three league outings, four points from nine feels about par for the South London outfit.
Especially as this Crystal Palace side is dealing with the void that has been left behind by the departure of Wilfried Zaha. A void that thankfully was not largened by the subsequent departure of Michael Olise.
The French Under-21 international has put pen to paper on a new contract and is going nowhere before the transfer window slams shut. The same should be said for Eberechi Eze, but you never know on the final day of dealing.
Assuming the England starlet is still at Selhurst Park on Sunday, he will be tasked with tormenting the Wolves defence. A back line that has shown nearly 180 minutes of stubbornness but 90 minutes of woefulness thus far.
A spirited opening weekend performance at Old Trafford saw them denied the opportunity for a late draw and the hangover from the lack of late penalty was a rather lacklustre performance at home to Brighton the following week.
However, Gary O’Neil’s men must be credited for a resolute showing at Goodison Park last Saturday. After withstanding all that Everton threw in their direction, they would then snatch a late winner via the head and back of Sasa Kalajdzic.
Signed by Bruno Lage at the beginning of last season, the Austrian forward has had a terrible time with injury since his Molineux arrival. Now he will hope to put those dark days behind him and offer some aerial threat towards opposition defenders.
Both Palace and Wolves were in EFL Cup action in midweek, the latter eventually got the better of Plymouth after going two goals down. The latter made rather light work of Blackpool, as they found five unanswered goals in the West Midlands.
Cup progress for both, but now both outfits will want to make progress up the table. There are certainly worse teams in the division in this season, but neither will want to rest on their laurels in the Premier League.
But now it is time for the first of my two tips. First up, I am going to for the home win on Sunday but not one that is particularly high on entertainment. Palace and Wolves are not known for goalscoring prowess, and I think this one ends with under 2.5 total goals as well at odds of 3/1.
In addition to this, I think Roy Hodgson’s men will also keep a clean sheet on their way to victory. Wolves scored on the road last weekend, but no joy during this. My second prediction is a 2-0 home win at odds of 8/1.