Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Molineux Stadium will host Wednesday’s football game between Wolverhampton and Burnley, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Wolves failed to impress in a goalless draw with Norwich City, with the team having no more than five goal attempts, but it is well known that Raul Jimenez and Co. produce much better showings at home than on the travels. All Boly, Jonny, Mosquera, Neves, Podence, and Neto miss out for the hosts through different reasons, while Spain international Adama Traore is pushing for a start.
The Clarets, on the other hand, were not in action at the weekend as their game against Spurs was postponed due to bad weather conditions. Burnley are not regarded as good travelers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Ashley Barnes and Dale Stephens should be the only absentees in the away team.
Highlighted Player (John Ruddy):
John Ruddy is a goalkeeper who was born in St Ives, England on 24 October, 1986. He played for a number of English clubs in the past and he started his senior career at Cambridge United. After making 39 appearances for Cambridge, he signed a deal with Everton for a fee of £250,000.
However, he failed to establish himself as the team’s first-choice shoot-stopper and as a result, he spent a bit part of his career on loan at Walsall, Rushden and Diamonds, Chester City, Stockport County, Wrexham, Bristol City, Crewe Alexandra and Motherwell. In 2010 he made a right decision when he signed for Norwich city for an undisclosed fee as he was immediately given the number 1 shirt. Two years later he received his first England call-up as Roy Hodgson decided to bring him to Euro 2012 finals.
However, Ruddy was forced to withdraw from the squad through injury. John Ruddy is married to Laura and his nickname is “The Iceman”. He was named Norwich City Players’ Player of the Year for the 2011/2012 season.
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.