Two teams with aspirations of breaking into the top six this season clash at Goodison Park on Sunday, as Everton take on Wolves. It’s been a somewhat underwhelming start to the campaign for the home side so far, while Wolves are still looking to get their first win on the board after drawing each of their first three games.
Everton fans will be keen to see their team put last weekend’s disappointment behind them when they face Wolves this Sunday. Marco Silva’s team were below par as they lost 2-0 away to newly-promoted Aston Villa last time out, with goals from Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi helping them to their first three points of the season so far. Everton’s main issue so far this season has been in front of goal, having managed just one goal in their opening three matches, with that coming via Bernard. Everton’s two centre-forward options this season are 22-year-old Dominic Calvert-Lewin and 19-year-old Moise Kean, with both players still looking to get off to the mark this season. They will need one of them to start producing if they are to win their second game from four in the Premier League.
Wolves’ European efforts have perhaps contributed to their failure to pick up a win in the Premier League so far, though Nuno Espirito Santo will be pleased with the fact they remain unbeaten at this stage of the campaign. Starting the season with a 0-0 draw away to Leicester City, they then faced Manchester United at Molineux in their second game of the campaign where an excellent strike from Ruben Neves saw them earn a 1-1 draw after falling behind. Last time out, they were again forced to come from behind after Ashley Barnes gave Burnley the lead at Molineux, but Raul Jimenez scored from the penalty spot in the 90th minute to salvage a third straight draw.
Wolves are a much better side than their current position suggests, with it surely being just a matter of time before they get their first three points on the board. We see good value in draw no bet at 2.50.
Neither team has yet been involved in a Premier League game that has seen over 2.5 goals scored this season, with there being just seven goals scored in the six combined games involving these clubs thus far.
Wolves have drawn each of their first three games in the Premier League this season.
Everton are the lowest scoring team in the Premier League with just one goal from three games.
Wolves took four points from a possible six from Everton last season and won 3-1 on their last visit to Goodison Park in February.
Everton will be without new signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin until November due to a thigh injury, while Jonas Lossl is also missing with a calf problem. Moise Kean could be handed his first start in the Premier League after Dominic Calver-Lewin again failed to get on the scoresheet against Aston Villa.
Wolves currently have no injuries or suspensions to worry about, giving Nuno a full squad to select from. Morgan Gibbs-White was handed a rare start last weekend, but we expect Leander Dendoncker to accompany Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho in midfield to add more solidity with Wolves playing away from home.