Wolverhampton vs Everton – Here is another interesting duel in the first round of the English league where returnee to the elite company Wolverhampton and always unpredictable team Everton, who took eight position last season, are meeting. Their last mutual matches happened seven years ago, in this same competition and then there were no goals at the Wolverhampton stadium, while at the Goodison host Everton celebrated with 2:1.
Wolverhampton vs Everton begins 11.08.2018. at 18:30 CET.
But, this next match, popular Wolves are expecting with much more confidence, especially because they are now back among English elite after seven years, after they were first ranked team in the Championship where under Portuguese coach Nuno Santo they easily swiped their competition. Indeed, that was expected to happen, by many, after the beginning of previous season, considering that the owners of the club spent a lot of money on players and with their placement to the Premier League, that trend continues.
So, during summers Wolves brought goalkeeper Rui Patricio from Sporting, defense player Jonny from Atletico Madrid, midfielders Dendoncker from Anderlecht and Joao Moutinho from Monaco, and attackers Traore from Middlesbrough and Jimenez from Benfica, at the same time they bought contracts of defense players Boly and Vinagre and attackers Jota and Bonatini. On the other side, out of their important players, defenders Miranda and Douglas, midfielder N'Diaye and attacker Afobe left the team.
Probable lineups Wolverhampton: Rui Patricio – Boly, Saiss, Coady – Doherty, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jonny – Cavaleiro, Bonatini, Jota
When it comes to Everton, they made a step back last season because after they finished at only eight position and with that they lost their placement to the Europa League so their decision to fire experienced coach Allardyce right after the championship was finished was quite expected. And instead of him, a significantly younger Portuguese expert Marco Silva, arrived to Everton now, and he already have some experience in the Premier League since he was at the helm of Hull and Watford.
But, there is a much bigger challenge ahead of him, especially because he has one respectable crew available, which is even more improved during summer with three players from Barcelona, stopper Mina, defense player Digne and midfielder Gomes, while in offense they brought Brazilians Richarlison and Bernarda. On the other side, goalkeeper Robles, stoppers Mangala, Williams and Funes Mori, and attacking midfielders Klaasen and Rooney are no longer members of Everton team. And we should also add that due to their injuries, stopper Holgate, midfielder McCarthy and attacker Calvert-Lewin will probably miss this duel, returnee from the World Cup, goalkeeper Pickford is still resting.
Probable lineups Everton: Stekelenburg – Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Digne – Schneiderlin, Gueye – Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison – Tosun
Wolverhampton vs Everton PICK
Considering that the Wolves will certainly give their best to represent themselves in the best way possible in their first match after their come back to the Premier league, while, on the other side Everton is also entering new season with big ambitions. So, in this match, it is really the most realistic to expect both teams to score.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.91 at williamhill (down to 1.82 can be played)