Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Brighton will be aiming to build on the FA Cup win over Stoke when they take on Wolverhampton in the Premier League round 12. The Seagulls want to move closer to the Europa League berth and they are surely capable of beating the Wolves on home soil. Both Kaoru Mitoma and Simon Adingra are on international duty, while the likes of Igor, Joel Veltman, Tariq Lamptey, Ansu Fati, Solly March, and Julio Enciso should miss out with injuries.
Wolverhampton, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, but seeing that they head into Monday’s clash with a severely-weakened squad, home win should be considered. All Rayan Ait Nouri, Boubacar Traore, Hee-Chan Hwang, and Justin Hubner are on international duty, while midfielder Joao Gomes is banned for the match. In their last meeting at Amex Stadium Brighton rolled over Wolves 6-0.
Highlighted Player (Joel Veltman):
Joel Veltman is a Dutch footballer who was born in Velsen on 15 January, 1992. Veltman started his youth career at VV Ijmuiden and in 2011 he was spotted by Ajax scouts. In the 2012/2013 Eredivisie campaign he played for the first team and he made seven league appearances for the Amsterdammers back then.
The centre back, who plays as a right back as well made six appearances for Jong Ajax as well, scoring one goal for the team in the Eerste Divisie. Veltman has 8 caps for Netherlands U20 team and he made his debut for the first team in November 2013 against Colombia. He started the match and he played 90 minutes in the goalless draw with the South American side.
Joel Veltman represented the Oranje at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It has to be noted that the Dutch defender made 34 league appearances for Ajax in the 2015/2016 Eredivisie campaign, scoring one goal in the process. In the 2013/2014 season he won his second Eredivisie trophy with Ajax.
Highlighted Team (Wolves):
Wolverhampton are a club that was originally known as St. Luke’s FC. The Wolves play in the Championship and they were founded in 1877. Molineux is the home ground of Wolverhampton and the capacity of the stadium is 31,700. Wolverhampton have won four FA Cup trophies (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960), with the team lifting the League Cup trophy in 1974 and 1980.
The colour of the club’s shirts is orange and they wear black shorts. The Wolves wear blue jerseys when playing away from home. Wolverhampton’s main rivals are West Bromwich Albion and they have been facing each other in the Black Country derby since 1888. In their first meeting in the local derby WBA recorded a 1-0 win over Wolves.
Wolverhampton have won three First Division trophies (1953/1954, 1957/1958, 1958/1959) and they have clinched four FA Cup titles as well (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960). The club’s owner is Steve Morgan.