You can now get 200/1 on Wolves being relegated, just in case you want an insurance policy for irrational fear.
37 points will be enough but there’s no reason we should be expecting five defeats to close out the season.
It’s a bumpy-looking landing with four games against sides in and around the European places, but I expect us to be competitive.
The away form has been poor all season with just 2 wins from 16 and 9 defeats. A clear area for improvement in the immediate and, barring catastrophe, next season in the Premier League.
It was annoying the Seagulls couldn’t avoid defeat at Forest on Wednesday, particularly having been a goal up at the City Ground.
That loss, combined with penalty shootout pain at Wembley on Sunday, has made it the worst week of the season for Roberto De Zerbi’s side.
European football remains possible with their games in hand but it’s a daunting run-in with Arsenal, City, Newcastle, Man Utd and Villa all still left to play.
Home games against Southampton, Everton and us tomorrow will be considered must-win if they’re to have any chance.
Wherever they do end up finishing it’s been another season of progress for the club. They’ve been playing great football for a few years but have added cutting edge to elevate them to a new level.
The vultures are already circling over their top talent so it will probably be another busy summer for their first-class recruitment team. Reports this morning suggest they’ve already agreed a £30m deal for Watford forward Joao Pedro so they’re not wasting any time.
It’s incredible that we’ve beaten Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea, Brentford and Palace without conceding a single goal.
All of those wins came at Molineux though and we’ve found it nigh on impossible to keep cleansheets away. The only one we’ve mustered was a stalemate with Bournemouth right at the start of the season.
We’ve gone ahead countless times (Leeds, Palace, Villa, Fulham and Leicester immediately come to mind) but haven’t been able to convert a good start into victories. The only two we have won on our travels were against Everton and Southampton where we conceded first and clawed our way back. Weird.
I wonder what Julen has in mind for this one? Brighton will likely have more possession so we need to be compact and able to break at speed. Perhaps a good one for either Neto or Traore?
Nelson had a stinker in the reverse fixture, but hopefully that’s a good incentive for him to keep up his recent form and atone for that torrid afternoon. It won’t be easy up against the brilliant Mitoma.
Well done to Pauluswolf and Graham from Horsham for getting the scoreline spot-on in their predictions for the Palace game. Both pocket a maximum.
Rich still holds a 4 point lead at the top of the overall table at the end of Gameweek 33.
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