Crystal Palace v Wolves | Match Preview, Odds and Prediction
Crystal Palace welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon and are big favourites to pick up all three points. Palace have won their last three home clashes with Wolves and are unbeaten at Selhurst Park since 2018. Wolves have managed only one away win in 14 years, so the formbook won’t fill them full of confidence.
The Eagles are having a good start to the campaign with their only defeat coming against last season’s Premier League runners-up while Wolves have turned things around after a losing start, but the bookmakers believe home advantage will be a deciding factor. Palace are 1/1 with 888 Sport To Win.
Roy Hodgson’s men have four points from their first three games, winning 1-0 away to Sheffield United, losing 1-0 at home to Arsenal and drawing 1-1 away to Brentford. Palace lost only five home games last season and conceded fewer goals in their own backyard (23) than Arsenal (25) and Tottenham Hotspur (25). No side drew more home games than the Eagles (7) while only three clubs drew more away games than the Old Gold (5), so Palace and Wolves are 5/2 with Sky Bet To Draw.
Wolves aren’t coming off the back of the best league campaign, finishing 13th on 41 points while scoring only 31 times. They conceded more goals (58) than all but six clubs and had the third-worst away record in the division. Wolves lost 12 of their 19 games on the road, scoring the second-fewest goals (12), but they ended a nine-game winless streak with a 1-0 win over Everton. Wolves are 10/3 with Bet 365 To Win, but the Old Gold lost 1-0 away to Manchester United and 4-1 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion before their win.
Palace have scored only two goals this season and are yet to register at home, so Total Home Goals Under 1.5 is 3/4 with Boyle Sports. Both Teams Not To Score is 9/10 with Spread Ex. The Eagles have only conceded two goals, however, while Wolves have scored just once on the road, so Total Away Goals Under 1.5 is 3/10 with William Hill. But who will be scoring the goals in Sunday’s game?
Jean-Philippe Mateta has been on fire for Palace this season with three goals in two games across the board. The 26-year-old is 6/1 with Bet 365 to be the First Goalscorer and 5/2 with Bet 365 to Score Anytime. Odsonne Edouard, who has scored two goals in four games this season, is 11/2 with Boyle Sports to be the First Goalscorer and 23/10 with Betfair to Score Anytime.
Wolves have new-boy Sasa Kalajdzic who boasts two goals in three games this season. The 26-year-old is 10/1 with Boyle Sports to be the First Goalscorer and 37/10 with VBet to Score Anytime. Pablo Sarabia, who has had a hand in four goals this season, is 14/1 with Bet 365 to be the First Goalscorer and 6/1 with Bet 365 to Score Anytime. Fábio Silva, who has played in all four games and has one goal to his name, is 10/1 with Boyle Sports to be the First Goalscorer and 17/4 with Unibet to Score Anytime.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers