Wolves are fancied to come good against Huddersfield on Sunday, with George Pitts keen to support the hosts on the handicap.
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Wolvess v Huddersfield (1600 GMT Sky Sports Premier League)
Not the most enticing of Super Sunday games on paper, but an important match for two teams looking to put a run together after fairly poor showings before the international break.
Wolves were flying at the beginning of their first season back in the top flight, but a four-match winless run has seen them drop into the bottom half with a record of four wins, four draws and four losses after 12 games. Their apparently tailing off comes with a caveat - they have had to face north London duo Tottenham and Arsenal in back-to-back matches.
As welcome as the international break may have been for Nuno Espirito Santo's men, it also proved damaging as full-back Jonny Otto (above) picked up a bad knee injury while on duty with Spain, ruling him out for around six weeks.
Huddersfield, by contrast, are unbeaten in their last two fixtures, but they remain in the bottom three after winning just once all season - a victory which was provided by an own goal from Fulham.
The Terriers face a dogfight to retain their Premier League status and a big month-and-a-half of fixtures with Brighton, Newcastle, Southampton and Fulham coming up could reveal much about whether they have the mettle to come out on top.
Prediction: Wolves 2-0 Huddersfield (Sky Bet odds: 9/2)
The kind of fixture the hosts need in order to get back on track against a struggling Town side who have failed to win their last 10 away league matches. The Terriers have a few injury problems in defence to contend with, with Mathias Jorgensen (suspended) and Chris Lowe (shoulder) out and David Wagner will be forced into a reshuffle after recent success with three at the back. Huddersfield could get punished by Wolves' dangerous attack and the visitors have scored just four goals on the road all season.
Best bet: Wolves to win on the -1 handicap at 6/4
With the above in mind, backing the hosts to cover a one-goal handicap looks the call rather than supporting them at odds-on. They may have had a bad recent run of results but Santo's men will turn it around with just a little improvement and they're fancied to win this convincingly.
Goals: Raul Jimenez to score and Wolves to win at 15/8
The on-loan forward should lead the line here and, with an average of nearly three shots per league game, he's a constant threat. A shaky and much-changed away defence presents him with a great chance to get on the score sheet for successive home games after striking against Spurs at the start of the month.
Wolves v Huddersfield Opta stats
- Wolves have won just two of their last 16 league games against Huddersfield (D2 L12), with both wins coming in 2015 (February and October).
- Huddersfield have won 10 of their last 12 league meetings with Wolves (L2), winning each of the last three by a 1-0 scoreline.
- In the top-flight, Wolves have won six of their last seven meetings with Huddersfield (D1), though this is their first such match since April 1972 (1-0).
- After an unbeaten run of six Premier League games (W4 D2), Wolves are winless in their last four (D1 L3).
- Wolves have scored a league-low 17% of their Premier League goals in the first half of games this season (2/12), while Huddersfield have scored a league-low 17% of theirs in the second half (1/6).
- Huddersfield haven’t scored more than once in any of their last 22 Premier League games, netting just nine goals in total. Only Sunderland have ever had a longer such run in the competition (25 games without scoring more than once ending in September 2005).
- Huddersfield are without a win in their last 10 Premier League away games, drawing five and losing five.
- Only Tottenham (24) have used more different players than Huddersfield in the Premier League this season (23), though only Southampton and Fulham (both 4) have had fewer different goalscorers than the Terriers (5, excluding own goals).
- Wolves’ Matt Doherty has created 10 goalscoring chances for teammate Raúl Jiménez in the Premier League this season – only Gylfi Sigurdsson (12 for Michael Keane) has created more for one teammate in the competition.
- Huddersfield’s Steve Mounie has had more shots without scoring than any other Premier League player this season (21). In total, the Benin striker has gone 31 shots without a goal, since netting against Brighton in April.
Odds correct at 2230 GMT on 23/11/18