Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to play host to West Ham United at the Molineux Stadium on Monday for their latest English Premier League game.
Wolverhampton Wanderers come into this game on the back of a 1-0 loss to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool at the Molineux Stadium. A first-half goal from former Wolverhampton Wanderers forward and Portugal international Diogo Jota ensured victory for Liverpool.
West Ham United, on the other hand, 3-3 draw against Mikel Arteta's Arsenal at the London Stadium in their most recent English Premier League game. First-half goals from forward Jesse Lingard, winger Jarrod Bowen and Czech Republic international Tomas Soucek for West Ham United was cancelled out by own goals from midfielder Soucekand centre-back Craig Dawson and a goal from French forward Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham United Head-to-Head
In 10 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, the record is fairly even. West Ham United have won four games, lost five and drawn one.
The two clubs last faced each other last year in the English Premier League, with West Ham United beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0. A brace from attacker Jarrod Bowen, an own goal from Mexican striker Raul Jimenez and a goal from striker Sebastien Haller, now at Ajax.
Wolverhampton Wanderers form guide in the English Premier League: L-D-L-D-W
West Ham United form guide in the English Premier League: D-L-W-L-W
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham United Team News
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be unable to call upon the services of Mexican striker Raul Jimenez and Brazilian left-back Fernando Marcal. There are doubts over the availability of Portugal internationals Rui Patricio, Daniel Podence and Joao Moutinho.
Injured: Fernando Marcal, Raul Jimenez
Doubtful: Daniel Podence, Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho
West Ham United
Meanwhile, West Ham United will be without Italian centre-back Angelo Ogbonna, Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko and goalkeeper Darren Randolph. There are doubts over the availability of left-back Arthur Masuaku and Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals.
Injured: Andriy Yarmolenko, Angelo Ogbonna, Darren Randolph
Doubtful: Pablo Fornals, Arthur Masuaku
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham United Predicted XI
Wolverhampton Wanderers Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Rui Patricio, Romain Saiss, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Nelson Semedo, Ruben Neves, Leander Dendoncker, Jonny, Pedro Neto, Adama Traore, Willian Jose
West Ham United Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Aaron Cresswell, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen, Jesse Lingard, Said Benrahma, Michail Antonio
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham United Prediction
Wolverhampton Wanderers are 13th in the Premier League table, and have struggled this season. Nuno Espirito Santo's side have missed star striker Raul Jimenez for a major portion of the season due to injury, and his absence has been clearly felt.
West Ham United, on the other hand, are 5th in the league table. Manager David Moyes has earned praise for his side's consistent performances, with the likes of Jesse Lingard, Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice all performing well.
The Hammers look dangerous and should be able to beat an inconsistent Wolves side.
Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 West Ham United