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The Wolverhampton Wanderers are not coming to the Premier League to fight for survival. Nuno Espirito Sano’s squad obtained a habit of winning last season and they have every intention of retaining it when they take on Everton.
They didn’t sit still this summer either, amassing a remarkable six signings (Adama Traore, Willy Boly, Joao Moutinho, Leo Bonatini, Rui Patricio and Leander Dendoncker), plus loaning Raul Jimenez.
Everton was just as active with their new manager Marco Silva at the helm. He grabbed Richarlison away from his former employers (Watford) and raided Barcelona for Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes (loan). He also signed sought-after Brazilian winger Bernard, who was out of contract after leaving Shakhtar Donetsk.
Wolves vs Everton: What to expect?
Both clubs are entering the new season with high hopes. The Toffees had a mediocre 2017/18 campaign despite hefty investments under Ronald Koeman. His replacement, Sam Allardyce led the team to finish respectably in 8th place but Everton’s owners are after more as they seek a European competition berth.
The Wolves have two bright young stars in Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves and will provide a stiff challenge for their opponent on Saturday. Expect a close entertaining encounter, with plenty of scoring opportunities.
Wolves vs Everton Start time
The game at the Molineux Stadium kicks off at 18:30 CET/GMT+2 on Saturday, August 11.
Wolves to win – 2.37 (11/8)
Draw – 3.3 (23/10)
Everton to win – 3.3 (23/10)
Both teams to score – 1.8 (4/5)
Diogo Jota to score – 3.1 (21/10)
Richarlison to score – 4.33 (10/3)
Wolves vs Everton Head-to-Head
These two last met in 2012, the same year that Wolverhampton was demoted. Saturday will be the 131st meeting between The Wolves and The Toffees. Everton leads the series 60-44, while 27 games have ended as draws.