Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Saturday’s football game at Molineux pits together Wolverhampton and Arsenal, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Wolverhampton sit in the relegation zone, with the team collecting only one point from the last four league fixtures, and given their difficulties at the back, home win should not be considered. Nelson Semedo is back from suspension, while attacking trio Diego Costa – Raul Jimenez – Sasa Kalajdzic remains on the sidelines with different reasons.
The Gunners, on the other hand, are enjoying a dream season, with the team leading the chase for the EPL trophy ahead of Saturday’s clash. Arsenal are more of a team than Wolverhampton, and given the number of absences in the home side, there is a big value in betting on Mikel Arteta’s men. Arteta is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Chelsea in the London derby, but Emile Smith Rowe continues to miss out with injury.
Highlighted Player (Adama Traore):
After starting his youth career at Hospitalet, Adama Traore moved to Barcelona football academy La Masia in 2004. The pacey winger made a great progress during his spell with the Catalan giants and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 63 appearances for Barca B.
Adama Traore made his debut for the first team against Granada (4-0) on November 23, 2013, replacing Brazilian superstar Neymar in the 83rd minute of the match. In the summer of 2015, he signed for Aston Villa for a fee of £7 million, but he made no more than 11 appearances in the Premier League for the Vilans. At the end of the 2015/2016 season he moved to fellow English club Middlesbrough and he made his debut for the Boro in a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on September 10, 2016.
Due to his dual citizenship, Adama Traore is eligible to represent Spain and Mali at senior level, but it has to be noted that he played for youth categories of La Roja.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.