Paul Higham sees a Ruben Neves-powered Wolves enjoying a statement win over struggling Burnley in the first part of Super Sunday.
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Wolves v Burnley (1330, Sky Sports Premier League)
Times are tough at Burnley as the harsh reality of their already testing season shows they've played ten times already and, apart from a few more air miles, have just one solitary Premier League point to show for their efforts.
Finishing seventh last season was remarkable, but their reward has been an ultimately fruitless European jaunt that's come at a huge cost in their Premier League challenge. Things need to buck up, and quickly.
The international break could not have come at a better time and Sean Dyche will hope his men are refreshed, rejuvenated and refocused on what is always their primary target – Premier League survival.
Wolves, though, are warming to their task nicely, having already matched the champions and got a win under their belts – this game is their chance to prove they’re a level above merely just fighting off relegation.
Score prediction: Wolves 2-0 Burnley (Sky Bet odds: 6/1)
It's been awful for the Clarets so far this season - they've scored three times in the league and two of them have come from corners so that could be their best route. Wolves should dominate possession and chances and this could be the game where they signal their intent for the season.
Best bet: Wolves to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 at 11/8
In short - pretty confident of a Wolves win but just after some insurance in case Clarets top scorer James Tarkowski scores a third goal of the season, most probably from a corner.
Player bet: Ruben Neves to assist a goal at 15/2
Nothing complicated about this one either as Wolves should have plenty of the ball and score a couple of goals, and that means Neves will have plenty of chances to pull the strings, plus we all know about his set piece skills so there's a cracking chance of setting up a goal.
RequestABet: Wolves win, Wolves 7+ corners & Neves to score at 8/1
Wolves should dominate this game and that means pressure, and corners. Neves is already backed to grab an assist but we'll go with a goal here to cover ourselves.
Wolves v Burnley Opta stats
- Wolves haven’t gone three consecutive home games in all competitions without winning against Burnley since April 1952 (D1 L1 currently).
- Burnley have never won a Premier League away game against newly promoted opposition (W0 D6 L4), including a 0-2 defeat vs Wolves at Molineux in December 2009.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers are without a win in their last 14 Premier League games at Molineux (W0 D4 L10) – their longest ever home winless run in the top-flight.
- Wolves have only lost two of their 28 home games in all competitions under Nuno Espírito Santo (W18 D8 L2).
- Burnley have lost five of their last six Premier League matches, including each of the last three. They haven’t lost four consecutively in league competition since May 2015 when they were relegated from the Premier League.
- Wolves winger Adama Traore is looking to score in consecutive top-flight appearances for the first time in his career, after netting his first ever goal in 41 games in the Premier League and La Liga.
- Burnley haven’t won an away top-flight game in September since September 1974, when they beat Liverpool – in nine games since, they’ve scored twice and conceded 26 goals (P9 W0 D2 L7).