Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After sharing the spoils with Aston Villa at the weekend, WBA will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on yet another local rival Wolverhampton on Monday evening. The Baggies were on the verge of beating the Villans in the West Midlands derby, but Davis eventually saved one point for the hosts. West Brom are eager to keep their survival hopes alive, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Wolverhampton.
The Wolves, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the standings, meaning that they have little to play for in the season finale. Wolverhampton head into the match with the lack of motivation, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Sam Allardyce’s troops. You should know that WBA are eyeing their fourth consecutive win over Wolves in EPL.
Highlighted Player (Branislav Ivanovic):
Over the years Branislav Ivanovic has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world football. Bane plays as a centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back as well. The Serbian defender has been playing for Chelsea since 2008 and he used to play for the likes of Srem, OFK Beograd and Lokomotiv Moscow in the past as well.
Ivanovic leaves his heart on the field in every single match and that is the main reason why the fans love him. He is known for his aerial ability as well and it has to be noted that he has scored 22 goals for Chelsea since arriving to Stamford Bridge in 2008.
The Serbian footballer has won two Premier League trophies with the Blues, but the Champions League trophy won in 2012 is considered the biggest success of his career. Branislav is married to Natasa, who gave birth to his four children.
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.