Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Molineux Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Wolverhampton and Everton. The Wolves aim to recover from a 2-0 loss to Manchester United, but they have little to play for in the season finale. Both Raul Jimenez and Hee-Chan Hwang are pushing for a start, while both Chiquinho and Sasa Kalajdzic are out of contention with injuries.
The Toffees, on the other hand, suffered a 3-0 loss to Man City at the weekend, but their display against the league leaders was anything but poor, especially in the first half. Everton are eager to escape the danger zone, but beating Wolverhampton on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. All Coleman, Vinagre, and Godfrey remain in the recovery room, while Andros Townsend is out of contention due to the lack of fitness.
Highlighted Player (Raul Jimenez):
Argentine forward Raul Jimenez began his career within the youth ranks of Club America, a club he went on to play 102 matches in all competitions and score 39 goals for before his 2014 move to Atletico Madrid. Despite signing a six-year deal with La Liga outfit in a reported transfer fee worth €11 million, Raul Jimenez never really managed to get his foot on the ground with the Colchineros.
After only 21 games and one goal for Atletico Madrid, the Mexico international moved to Portugal after his collapsed loan move to West Ham. Raul Jimenez missed the flight to London after reportedly oversleeping, but various reports suggest that he was advised by his agent Jorge Mendes to choose Benfica instead.
Portuguese giants initially acquired 50% of the player’s economic rights, while the remaining share of Jimenez’s contract was purchased in the summer of 2016 for a fee believed to be around €12 million. During his maiden season with the Eagles Mexico international played 28 Primeira Liga games, contributing with five goals during the process.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.