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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Southampton: 15/01/2022 – match preview and predicted starting XIs

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Southampton

Date: 15/01/2022

K/O: 15:00

Venue: Molineux Stadium  

Referee: Peter Bankes  

Southampton impressed in their 4-1 midweek win over Brentford and will be full of confidence coming into this game. However, they face a stern test in the shape of a Wolves side with a staggering defensive record this season, which has culminated in them conceding only 14 goals, the second-best in the league after Manchester City.

Both sides are in commendable form, and whilst Southampton will struggle to break down the Wolves’ defence, they may be able to take advantage of Wolves achilles heel which is a lack of creativity. They have scored 14 goals, the second-lowest in the league after Norwich but it does mean they have achieved the highest points per goal scored in league history thus far, a proud achievement but one that does not feel sustainable in the long term.

Team News

Wolves

Romain Saiss is on international duty at AFCON with Morocco, whilst there are continuing absences for Willy Boly, Hwang Hee-Chan, Jonny Otto, Pedro Neto and Yerson Mosquera.

Southampton

There are also a number of absences for Southampton, who remain without Mohamed Elyounoussi, Theo Walcott, Tino Livramento, Will Smallbone and Moussa Djenepo.

However, Yan Valery is back in the squad after serving a one-match suspension.

Predicted Starting XIs

Wolves (3-4-3): Sa; Dendonker, Coady, Kilman; Marcal, Moutinho, Neves, Semedo; Podence, Trincao, Jimenez

Southampton (3-5-2): Forster; Salisu, Lyanco, Bednarek; Tella, Diallo, Romeo, Ward-Prowse, Perraud; Broja, Adams

Score Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Southampton

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Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L P
1 Manchester City 23 18 3 2 57
2 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45
3 Chelsea 23 12 8 3 44
4 Manchester United 22 11 5 6 38
5 West Ham United 23 11 4 8 37
6 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 36
7 Arsenal 20 11 2 7 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 10 4 7 34
9 Brighton & Hov… 21 6 11 4 29
10 Aston Villa 21 8 2 11 26
11 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 25
12 Southampton 22 5 10 7 25
13 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 24
14 Brentford 23 6 5 12 23
15 Leeds United 21 5 7 9 22
16 Everton 20 5 4 11 19
17 Norwich City 22 4 4 14 16
18 Newcastle United 21 2 9 10 15
19 Watford 20 4 2 14 14
20 Burnley 17 1 8 8 11

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