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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Bournemouth Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups

A battle for survival in the Premier League is heating up as Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth go head-to-head at Molineux on Saturday. 

Despite falling a goal and a man down less than 30 minutes into their last weekend’s trip to Southampton, Julen Lopetegui’s resurgent side came from behind to claim a massive 2-1 win at St Mary’s.

Wolves’ lofty ambitions inspired by the Spanish manager see them pursue a historic achievement of becoming the first-ever side to secure a top-half finish in the Premier League after spending Christmas at the bottom.

Back to Molineux for the first time since humbling Liverpool 3-0, Wolves could finish this round as high as 12th with another victory over the downtrodden visitors. 

Bournemouth drew first blood against top-four hopefuls Newcastle United last Saturday but eventually had to settle for a 1-1 home draw, taking their wasteful winless league run to seven games (D2, L5).

Marcos Senesi’s deadlock-breaker at the Vitality Stadium last time out marked only the Cherries’ second goal during that seven-game stretch, highlighting their frontline as the team’s weakest link.

Given their ponderous form, Gary O’Neil’s men should consider themselves lucky for commencing this round only one point adrift of safety, as the 39-year-old reportedly leads the sack race.

Match Preview

Wolverhampton Wanderers

It’s too early to speak of a red-hot form, but back-to-back league wins for the first time this season must have bolstered the spirits in the Wolverhampton camp ahead of this matchday. 

On top of Wolves’ uplift in form, a piece of history is up for grabs after beating Liverpool and West Ham United by an aggregate score of 4-0 in their last two home league outings.

The hosts could record three top-flight home victories without conceding for the first time since 1969, meaning motivation should not be lacking this weekend. 


Seeking a first-ever away win over Wolves in the Premier League after five failed attempts (D2, L3), Bournemouth will unlikely settle for their first scoring top-flight showing at Molineux in the 21st century (L2).

However, after losing six consecutive away league matches, including the last four without scoring, the Cherries look doomed long before the kick-off. 

Addressing Bournemouth’s travel sickness is O’Neil’s top assignment, especially considering his men go into this round as one of only three teams yet to record a league shutout on hostile turf across England’s top-four divisions.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Bournemouth Potential Line-ups

Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-2-3-1): Jose Sa; Nelson Semedo, Max Kilman, Craig Dawson, Rayan Ait Nouri; Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho; Matheus Nunes, Daniel Podence, Adama Traore; Matheus Cunha. 

Bournemouth (4-4-1-1): Neto; Adam Smith, Jack Stephens, Marcos Senesi, Jordan Zemura; Jaidon Anthony, Philip Billing, Jefferson Lerma, Dango Ouattara; Hamed Traore; Dominic Solanke. 

How to Watch?

Wolves vs Bournemouth, alongside all other fixtures in England’s top flight, is available to watch online via live Premier League streams.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Bournemouth Prediction 

We firmly back Wolves to make history on Saturday and potentially put the final nail in O’Neil’s coffin at Bournemouth. 

The visitors’ woeful scoring form strengthens our expectations as we anticipate a Wolves victory ‘to nil.’ 

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Bournemouth

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