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Wolverhampton looks to halt its slide towards the relegation zone this weekend when it hosts high-flying Stoke at the Molineaux Stadium.
Wolves and Stoke have had a tense rivalry of their last ten fixtures, with Stoke winning three of their encounters, the Wolves taking two wins, and the remaining five matches ending in draws. Stoke has achieved two away wins against the Wolves during this period.
One of these wins was achieved the last time Stoke took a trip to Wolverhampton, with Stoke emerging as 1-0 winner.
The Wolves have had a torrid time of things in recent weeks, facing Manchester United and Chelsea in their last five games, and sustaining heavy defeats on both occasions. The club comes into this fixture with three defeats and two wins from this period, and has slid to the brink of the relegation zone.
The Wolves have scored 7 goals in their last five games. While attack has been decent enough, defence leaves a lot to be desired, with 11 goals conceded during this period.
Stoke City is finally looking like the side it was last season, with three wins, a draw and a loss in the last five matches. The club has won three Premiership matches in a row coming into this fixture, including a 2-1 home defeat of the Spurs on the weekend.
Stoke also qualified for the Europa League knockout rounds this week, despite a home loss to Besiktas that left the club with three wins, a draw and a defeat to show for its last five matches.
Stoke has put away a respectable 8 goals in its last five matches. Defence was doing well until coming unstuck against Besiktas in a 3-1 defeat, conceding 6 goals in five matches.
It’s be Stoke, and not the Wolves, who’ll be licking their chops in the run-up to this fixture. A win in this away game would give Stoke some real momentum and put some pressure on Liverpool and Newcastle on the Premiership table.
With Stoke fielding a quality strike force, and the Wolves struggling at the back, you’d need to back Stoke to win this. However, one can’t overlook the numerous draws between these sides in recent years.
With this in mind our Wolverhampton vs. Stoke City betting tip is to go with a lay bet on the home side at Betfair to get a payout off the draw or the Stoke win.
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