Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Newcastle will be looking to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Man City when they face Wolverhampton in the Premier League round 27. The Magpies failed to win the previous five league matches, but they are surely capable of beating the Wolves on home soil. Both Alexander Isak and Allan Saint-Maximin are pushing for a start, while Joelinton is banned for the match. Emil Krafth has yet to recover from a knee injury, but fellow defender Fabian Schar should be fit for Sunday’s encounter.
The visitors, on the other hand, did well to beat Tottenham thanks to Adama Traore’s goal, but given their poor away record in the 2022/2023 season, we believe that the time has come for Newcastle to return to winning ways. Diego Costa suffered a knee injury at the weekend, with Raul Jimenez likely to step up, while all Bueno, Chiquinho, Boubacar Traore, Hwang, and Kalajdzic remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Allan Saint-Maximin):
Allan Saint Maximin is a talented winger who was born in Chatenay-Malabry, France on March 12, 1997. Saint-Maximin played for the likes of Verrieres-le-Buisson, US Ris-Orangis, AC Boulogne-Billancourt and Saint-Etienne during his youth career and he continued playing for les Verts at Senior level.
After making 12 appearances in the league for Saint-Etienne senior team, Saint-Maximin moved to Monaco in 2015. However, the French winger made no more than one appearance for les Rouges et Blancs before joining Hannover and Bastia on loan. In the summer of 2017 he signed a contract with Nice for an undisclosed transfer fee.
Allan Saint-Maximim represented France at youth level, but he has yet to make his senior debut for les Tricolores. His main position is right winger, but he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. He wears No. 7 jersey at Nice and his contract with les Aiglons should expire on June 30, 2020.
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.