Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After failing to win the previous five league fixtures, Wolverhampton will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they host WBA at their Molineux Stadium. The Wolves continue to miss injured attacker Raul Jimenez, but given WBA’s poor displays in the first half of the season, Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s football game. Jonny, Marcal, and Podence remain in the recovery room as well, while Willy Boly is a major doubt.
The Baggies have been struggling under new boss Sam Allardyce, with the team suffering heavy defeats to Leeds United (0-5) and Arsenal (0-4) in the Premier League, while losing to Blackpool in the FA Cup at the weekend. Since WBA are low on confidence ahead of the West Midlands derby, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Both Grant and Townsend are sidelined through injuries, while Robson-Kanu will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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 (West Bromwich):
West Bromwich Albion Football Club (shortly West Brom or WBA) is an English football club which was founded in 1878 by employees of Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich (a small city in the region of West Midlands). West Bromwhich Albion hosts it’s home games in the Hawthorns stadium which holds a capacity of 26 500 seats.
West Bromwich Albion is one of the founders of the English Football League and is currently for over 90 seasons active in the highest division. WBA managed to win the FA cup 5 times in their history and the English Premier League once.
The club colors of West Bromwich Albion are blue and white. Known players in the history of West Bromwich are Bobby Robson, Nwankwo Kanu and Cyrille Regis.