In the last game of Match Day 13 of the English Premier League, Fulham is set to square off against Wolverhampton on Monday evening. The encounter promises to be a battle between a struggling London side desperate for a turnaround and a Wolverhampton team riding high on recent successes.
Fulham finds themselves in a precarious position, having managed to secure only one point in the last four games in the Premier League. Currently positioned in 15th place, the Cottagers are far from content and are eager to break their winless streak. Their mettle will be put to the test against a formidable Wolverhampton side.
Nigerian international and Fulham’s attacking midfielder, Alex Iwobi, will be a player to watch. Despite a hefty transfer fee of €25.7 million from Everton in September, Iwobi has struggled to find the back of the net in the Premier League, with only one goal in the English League Cup this season. The odds for Iwobi breaking his goal drought against Wolverhampton and giving his team the spark they are seeking for are set at 5.5 according to 1xBet.
Contrastingly, Wolverhampton enters the matchup with confidence, having suffered only one defeat in the last seven Premier League matches. Their impressive run includes notable victories over football giants Manchester City and Tottenham, both secured with a 2-1 scoreline. The Wolves currently occupy a respectable mid-table position.
Recent history between the two teams indicates a deadlock, with the last two Premier League encounters ending in draws. However, both sides are grappling with defensive issues, a fact substantiated by xGA statistics. Fulham, notably, will be without their key midfielder, Joao Palhinha, potentially leaving them vulnerable at the back. Wolverhampton, with their recent goal-scoring prowess, is poised to exploit these defensive frailties.