Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Wolverhampton and Fulham go head to head at Molineux Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. The Wolves kicked off the new Premier League campaign with a 2-1 loss to Leeds United, but they are surely capable of matching the Cottagers on home soil. In Raul Jimenez’s absence, Hee-Chan Hwang will continue to lead the line for the hosts, while Adama Traore and Chiquinho remain in the treatment room.
Nelson Semedo is yet another absentee in the home team. The newcomers, on the other hand, did well to hold star-studded Liverpool to a 2-2 draw in their opener, with Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring a brace. The Serbia ace will be the man to watch in the away team, and given the number of absences in the home side, we predict that Marco Silva’s men are going to grab something from Saturday’s clash.
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 (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.