Out Of Form Eagles To Suffer Wolves Loss



Wolves could begin to consolidate their position in the top six when they host a lacklustre Crystal Palace on Monday.


Roy Hodgson has overseen a dismal return-to-action for 'The Eagles', who are on a losing streak of six games where they have conceded 15 goals.


Whilst their West Midlands counterparts are coming off of a last gasp equaliser from Burnley striker Chris Wood in their last outing, but have had a positive post-lockdown run with four wins in seven.


Despite their impressive season overall, they may find themselves as low as 8th before kick-off on Monday, with Nuno Espirito Santo surely desperate for the three-points going into their last game of the season against a difficult Chelsea side next weekend.


Both sides played out a close contest in their last meeting in September, with a 10-man Wolves team saved by an additional time equaliser from forward Diego Jota, which had stopped a run of four defeats in all competitions at that time.


This fixture is one that Crystal Palace are extremely favourable in, winning four times in seven previous contests, with Wolves' victory in 2018 being their first since 2009.


Hodgson will again be without striker Christian Benteke for the fixture on Monday as he serves his second of a three-match suspension, whilst the veteran manager will have a selection headache when it comes to who will replace injured fullback Patrick Van Aanholt.


Wolves have no real selection dilemmas but will be readying for the return of Doherty and Jonny at wing-back.


It will be a closely contested affair, but with Crystal Palace's dreadful form and having only scored two goals since the re-start, Wolves should have too much quality to dispatch of the London side as they begin preparations for a 6th place finish.



Match Preview written by Ethan Evans