Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Wolverhampton will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham United when they host Burnley at their Molineux Stadium. The Wolves’ main goal is to secure the Premier League survival, but they will have to be at their sharpest in every single game in the remainder of the season if they are to turn their dream into reality. Ruben Neves has been producing fine performances at the start of the season, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. The Clarets impressed in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, but they have been struggling to find their best form at the start of the new season. Burnley are low on confidence ahead of the trip to West Midlands and we predict that they are going to return home empty-handed. Chris Wood is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors against the newcomers.
Highlighted Player (Rui Patricio):
Sporting Lisbon and Portugal national team goalkeeper Rui Patricio is a one-club man. He was reportedly close to signing with Serie A giants Inter Milan during the 2008 of-season, but he remained in his club where he will most likely hang up his boots when the time comes. The 28-year-old shot stopper spent most of his career with the Lions making his debut with the first-team at only 18 years of age.
Rui Patricio went on to appear in more than 350 official games for the Portugal greats and remains the first-choice keeper for his club and country. Having gone through all the youth selections with the national team, Rui Patricio was given his first senior cap in 2010 after Paulo Bento’s appointment.
Rui Patricio represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and three European Championships. The 28-year-old was the mainstay in Portugal’s historic Euro 2016 title in France.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.