Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Molineux Stadium will host Saturday’s Premier League game between Wolverhampton and Leeds United, the two bottom-table sides. The Wolves sit in 13th place in the standings, but they are only three points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Leeds. South Korea forward Hee-Chan Hwang is pushing for a start after scoring off the bench in a 2-1 loss to Newcastle, whereas all Sasa Kalajdzic, Diego Costa, Hugo Bueno, and Chiquinho are sidelined with injuries. Both Adama Traore and Pablo Sarabia, though, should be fit for the match.
The Whites, on the other hand, produced a fine display in a 2-2 draw with Brighton, but that did not help them escape the relegation zone. Since Wolverhampton recorded three wins in the previous four home fixtures, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the game. Both Forshaw and Dallas are sidelined with injuries, while Liam Cooper is a major doubt.
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 (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.