Wolves v West Ham – Match Preview
Author: Brian Knox. Published: 4 December 2019 at 6:13pm
What a difference a week and a keeper makes. Just when we needed to put in a performance we did and not just the keeper, everyone played their part in getting the 3 points in a game which I found hard to watch, particularly the last 10 mins. But we held our nerve and I feel deserved the win in what will hopefully be a turning point in our season.
If losing Fabianski was a bad turn then hopefully dropping Roberto proves just as pivotal a moment. The team seemed to work hard for one another again and leading by example was Antonio at the front. whose energy seemed to rub off on those around him. But enough now we have to concentrate on the game ahead and that is Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Quietly climbing the table they find themselves in 7th position in the league and without defeat in their last six games. They may not have won as many as they would have liked, but by picking up draws and refusing to admit defeat they have made themselves one of the better teams in the division.
West Ham on the other hand fresh off the back of the last weekend find themselves up in 13th place but just 4 points off from Wolves. It goes to show the importance of consistency and putting together a string of results. There is a long way to go in this season.
Wolves welcome back Romain Saiss from suspension. But Morgan Gibbs-White is definitely out, while Ryan Bennett will face a fitness test before the game.
Lanzini and Fabianski are still missing for the Hammers but Winston Reid and Jack Wilshire are both back in training but unlikely to be considered until the weekend. I have also heard that Antonio may only feature from the bench this week, due to coming back from a long term injury.
Predicted Teams :
Wolves : Rui Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Kilman, Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Vinagre, Traore, Jota, Jimenez.
West Ham United : Martin, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Fornals, Anderson, Haller.
I would love to say I think we will win this game but I really doubt it. But I do think we will manage a point and the game to remain scoreless. I just think both teams would be happy to come away with a point. Wolves have had to play a lot of games recently including the Europa league, so if anyone is to grab a goal to win the game it might be us late on. Maybe Antonio coming off the bench. But I Would be happy with another clean sheet.