WOL vs SOU Fantasy Prediction: High flying Southampton take on Wolverhampton with flight in their wings.
On year can drastically change things and Southampton are the biggest testament to that narrative. Where the side was being routed in November 2019 and languishing in the bottom of the league, the side is torching its way up the points tally at the same time this year.
It’s been a truly remarkable and sensational transformation, one which has seen the club leave everyone shellshocked. Where many were touting the club to be relegation contenders this season as well, the club has not only silenced them in style but have shown that they can take on the best of sides in the league.
Unbeaten in their last five encounters, a period which includes three wins on the spin, Southampton are sitting as high as fifth in the league standings. The club has been in exceptional attacking touch, form the side will be looking to take forward when it goes travelling to Wolverhampton for today’s showdown.
While Wolverhampton have done reasonably well for themselves in the first couple of months, the side has yet to hit the level which has seen it emerge as such a progressive side. The club is yet to really click as an attacking side with the side finding it tough to rattle sides.
They should have things relatively easy though with Southampton’s defence known to crack under pressure, a backline which should allow Wolverhampton to just about scram their way to a win.
The usual injury suspects for the hosts with both Jonny and Marcal out once again..
Probable Playing XI
Patricio, Boly, Coady, Kilman, Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Marcal, Traore, Jimenez, Neto.
McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Walcott, Adams.
Wolverhampton – Raul: 4 Goals.
Southampton – Ings: 5 Goals, 2 Assists.
WOL vs SOU Fantasy Prediction
While Southampton have been guilty of seeing their defensive knowhow go up in smoke, the side has still managed to pull off three cleansheets in its last five matches. They have been down to goal-keeper Alex McCarthy with him parrying away a slew of shots directed his way.
Joining him up for the day’s clash is CB Jannik Vestergaard. The CB is in the form of his life, connecting onto the corners and freekicks to help himself to a couple of goals already.
Wolverhampton on the other hand will find representation in a triad for the day’s clash. The side’s defensive setup has not only been compact and sound but has quashed a magnitude of attacking efforts sent down its way.
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Accruing three cleansheets in their last three wins, the home side will see us opt for the three defenders from the side in the form of Nelson Semedo, Conor Coady and Wily Boly.
As has become typical of this Wolverhampton side, Ruben Neves has once again taken charge of the side’s midfield. Pedro Neto with the one goal and two assists is finally starting to live up to his potential and showing why the club reposed such faith in him.
Southampton will meanwhile see their captain, James Ward-Prowse make an entry into our setup with him scoring thrice for the club.
Che Adams is finally showing signs of the player Southampton bought last season. His three goals have shown that he can compensate for Ings’ absence, a striker who scored for the club in their bygone 2-0 win.
Wolverhampton’s top scorer, Raul Jimenez will yet again retain his place in our side with Daniel Podence who has the one goal and two assists joining up with him.
Captain and vice-captain
Raul’s four goals see him lead our side out as the captain while Neto is the vice-captain.
Alex, Jannik, Semedo, Boly, Coady, Neves, Neto, James, Che, Raul, Daniel.
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