Wolverhampton Wanderers have quickly turned into a Premier League team, which can match up against any club in the league.
It’s largely as a result of the club’s back-to-back seventh-placed finishes in their two seasons since their promotion in 2018, combined with some brilliant coaching and club management that have made them a balanced side in the league.
On the other hand, however, their achievements definitely mean they have cropped up great expectations. Meanwhile, most bookmakers have also taken note of that which means that, according to the odds, the Wolves are less often the underdogs in their matches. As thepunterspage wrote in their post about football betting markets – most English teams do have at least 40 games to play each season.
Since the Wolves, however, only have to compete in the FA Cup apart from the Premier League, the team may have more energy left during the course of the season than teams like Arsenal that regularly face international duty making the Wolves a promising bet in numerous matches.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the “Little Portugal” chances of breaking into the top four this season.
How was last season?
In what was going to be a successful season for Wolves, they had a slightly slow start to the 2019-20 campaign. They opened the season with draws against Leicester City, Manchester United, and Sean Dyche’s men (Burnley). The draws were followed by back-to-back defeats to both Everton and Chelsea.
Put simply, Wolverhampton Wanderers were winless in their first six league matches and had secured just two wins in their first 11 matches of the campaign.
Gladly, the team began settling in from November, and that defeat to the Blues was their only loss until December.
Top highlights from Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2019- 20 campaign were their wins over Man City and Tottenham Hotspur. Such great performances against big teams made up for the points wasted against Newcastle, Burnley, and Everton.
In addition, a positive 2020 form was not stifled by the 3-month break from soccer since Wolverhampton Wanderers resumed with wins over Aston Villa, Bournemouth, and West Ham. Even though two losses followed those wins, the surge really helped Nuno’s men finish the season ahead of top teams such as Arsenal and Sheffield United.
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2019-20 season was also characterised by a formidable defence, with only Man City, Man United, Liverpool, and Sheffield United conceding fewer scores. This was a great improvement to the forty-six goals the club conceded during the 2018 – 19 campaign.
What has changed?
Wolves really tried to avoid the terrible start this time around like they had last season. In the first ten matches of the 2020-21 campaign, they have had five wins, two draws, and three losses. There is no doubt that the season seems compressed with little room for recovery, so a more attacking power could be a good recipe for shaking up the top four mix.
The squad has also changed. Nuno signed in Marcal from Olympique Lyonnais hoping that he will add some versatility and depth in the defence since he can play both as a left-back and centre-back. He also brought the highly-rated Portuguese youth International Vitinha to offer much-needed competition for Jimenez.
On the other hand, Nuno Espirito Santo has lost Helder Costa to Leeds United and Matt Doherty to Tottenham Hotspur.
What should we expect this season?
Wolverhampton Wanderers head into the 2020-21 season with phenomenal team chemistry and a powerful squad that is backed up by an incredible coach.
Having added some exciting signing to their talented squad, Wolverhampton Wanderers are threatening to do something special this season. Players such as Fabio Silva and Daniel Podence are adding more quality to the attack, making the team less reliant on Raul Jimenez’s services who is out with a skull fracture now anyway.
Ultimately this club has raised their own bar, and without a doubt, they are capable of fighting for the top four this season.
So, it is a great time to be a Wolves fan. There is also a list of popular football betting markets as explained here for those fans looking to place a bet on the final stages of the 2020\21 season.