Wolves v Leeds Prediction, Tips & Stats

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Wolves v Leeds Prediction, Tips & Stats

Relegation-threatened Leeds travel to the Molineux Stadium this Saturday in dire need of all three points. Wolves are fairing a little better than their visitors, though there aren’t as many points between themselves and the relegation zones as Julen Lopetegui and Wolves fans would hope.

Wolves have had an interesting season, currently sitting in 13th in the Premier League with 27 points, just seven wins in 27 games. Wolves changed their manager part-way through the season with former Real Madrid boss joining. Lopetegui has had a challenge thus far and will face one in the race for survival, but his team are in a good place for now.

In their last five Premier League games Wolves have just one win, one draw and three losses, giving them just four points from a potential 15. Wolves’ one win came against the run of play against Tottenham with Adama Traore scoring late to give Wolves the 1 - 0 win. The draw came against a strong Fulham, Wolves being held to a point after Pablo Sarabia opened the scoring with his first goal of the season. The three losses came against Liverpool, Newcastle and most painfully, Bournemouth, a team just three points behind them.

Leeds have not had the third season back in the Premier League they would’ve hoped for. United started their season under the management of Jesse March, where they picked up some big wins. But now they sit 19th in the Premier League on just 23 points, with only five wins in 26 games. Though just one point away from safety and under the management of Javi Garcia.

Like Wolves, Leeds have one win, one draw and three losses in their last five Premier League games. The win came back in late February, a 1 - 0 win over Southampton thanks to Junior Firpo’s goal, his second goal of the season for Leeds. Their draw came against seventh-place Brighton, with both Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison on the scoresheet for the 2 - 2 draw. However, Leeds have suffered three losses, two of those coming against bitter rivals - their 2 - 0 loss to Manchester United and a 1 - 0 loss to Chelsea, the other loss being a 1 - 0 loss to Everton due to veteran Seamus Coleman’s goal, a blow in the race for survival.

Both teams have met an impressive 103 times, the first time being back in 1921. Leeds have a slight edge over Wolves with 44 wins to Wolves’ 36 wins. This fixture has finished with a point a piece 23 times. The most recent meetings have been somewhat even with Leeds winning twice, Wolves winning twice and one draw in the last five games between the two teams. Despite the 3 - 2 win for Leeds in the 2021/22 season, this fixture is relatively low-scoring, with the other games usually averaging just two goals.

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Wolves Team News

Wolves have a number of players that are still no closer to returning for selection, namely Sasa Kalajdzic, Francisco Tavares Oliveira, Hugo Bueno and Diego Costa - all out until at least April. However, there are a couple players who could be ready to make their return on Saturday. Boubacar Traore and Sarabia may return from their groin and calf injury respectively.

Leeds Team News

All of the current Leeds absences won’t be making a return for any of the upcoming fixtures. Liam Cooper is still out until April with a muscular injury, Adam Forshaw is also out until April with a hip injury and Stuart Dallas is out with a thigh injury with no known return date.