West Ham v Wolves – Match Preview
Author: Brian Knox. Published: 27 September 2020 at 5:44pm
Two games into the new season and still no points on the board, the boys in claret and blue gave us an encouraging performance against Arsenal where we deserved at least a share of the spoils. The squad then backed that up with a very good result in the cup, much to David Sullivan´s despair.
Wolves started the season off well, with a win over Sheff Utd but then lost to Manchester City as most probably will. They also managed to get beat by Stoke in the cup, so that´s two defeats in a row and after losing their main striker Jota. Maybe just maybe they are vulnerable to a resurgent West Ham with a new formation.
The 5 at the back seemed to work well against Arsenal which makes me wonder why we didn’t use it against Newcastle but with a couple of players likely to be missing due to Covid then we may see another formation change.
New signing Nelson Semedo could make his debut while fellow new boy Marcal and long-term injury Jonny are missing.
Noble returns to the squad while Cullen and Diop are missing for obvious reasons. It´s a while since we have managed to have a team without injuries so it’s more frustrating that we now have players not available for other reasons. Moyes will be taking control of the team albeit remotely.
West Ham United : Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Antonio and Bowen.
Wolves : Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Vinagre, Traore, Jimenez, Podence.
Wolves have proven to be a very good team in the premiership for a while now and will be a tough to beat. In Adama Traore they have someone who can turn the game in an instant. If we manage to nullify the threat, that he possesses then I don´t see any reason why we can´t win the game but I think we might get in the lead but pegged back late in the game. So, for that reason I will go for a 1-1 draw with Antonio getting the goal.