Our prediction for this Premier League match:
West Ham will try to recover from a 1-0 loss to Everton when they welcome Wolverhampton to their London Stadium on Saturday. The Hammers aim to escape the danger zone, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Wolves. Both Ben Johnson and Nayef Aguerd remain in the recovery room, but they should be the only absentees in the home team.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City, but seeing that key attacker Raul Jimenez has joined Sasa Kalajdzic in the recovery room, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the capital club. In their last meeting in London West Ham defeated Wolverhampton thanks to Tomas Soucek’s goal, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. Midfielder Chiquinho is yet another absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Tomas Soucek):
Tomas Soucek is a Czech Republic international who plays for both Slavia Prague and the Czech national team. Soucek is a product of Slavia Prague football academy and after spending several years at the likes of Viktoria Zizkov and Slovan Liberec, he returned to the Sinobo Stadium outfit in the 2017/2018 season.
Tomas Soucek has established himself as a first-team regular at Slavia Prague and he made his debut with Czech Republic on November 15, 2016 in a friendly against Denmark. The 192-cm tall midfielder has 13 caps for Czech Republic U21 team as well.
His main position on the field is defensive midfield, but he is used as central midfielder and centre-back as well. Tomas Soucek was born in Havlickuv Brod on February 27, 1995. His preferred foot is right and his contract with Slavia Prague should expire on June 30, 2024.
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.