The police on alert as fierce rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion clash

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Competition: England Premier League
Competition: Sat 16.January
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Molineux Stadium (30852 seats)

This match features two teams living in the basement of the Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers holding 14th place and West Bromwich Albion lying 19th. A good chance for both teams to improve their position.

Insights:
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • West Bromwich Albion has the most conceded goals (39) in Premier League

These two clubs are located in the West Midlands in England, in an area called the Black Country. So, when these two teams meet it’s called the Black Country derby. In football the rivalry dates back to their first match in 1883, with a peak in the 1950s when both teams were among the best in the country. Expect a tense match!

There haven't been much time to rest for the hosts, as they played a Premier League match only four days ago. Thankfully the previous game, versus Everton, was also a home game here at Molineux Stadium. The away team is better rested.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers form and stats

Overall Premier League stats at home this season for Wolverhampton Wanderers are 3-3-3 (wins-draw-losses).

The Wolves crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 1-2 to Everton here at Molineux Stadium in a Premier League match. Ahead of that match, Wolves won a home game hosting Crystal Palace (1-0).

Wolves are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 10 goals in 9 games. Wolverhampton Wanderers have conceded 10 in these home matches.

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West Bromwich Albion form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for West Bromwich Albion, who have the most conceded goals (39) in Premier League, so far with only 3 points returning home. The records show 0-3-5 (win-draw-lose). The loyal fans travelling with their beloved WBA have enjoyed the stadium food more than the matches as the visitors have gone ten consecutive matches without winning on the road. The last time three points were secured away was the Sheffield Wednesday game.

WBA are looking to quickly end their 188 minutes long goal drought in the Premier League.

WBA are the visiting side once again, their previous game being the 2-2 draw at Blackpool (after extra-time, 3-2 on penalties). A loss against Arsenal was the result prior to that, in a Premier League home game.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the West Bromwich Albion manager S. Allardyce as the team has another away game coming up in only three days, this time against West Ham United.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting WBA as they have only managed to score 6 times from 8 away games in the league. It's worth mentioning that 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. West Bromwich Albion struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 15 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two Wolves victories, two draws and six West Bromwich Albion wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Wolverhampton WanderersP. Lomba Neto
P. Lomba Neto
4 goals
WolvesR. Jiménez Rodríguez
R. Jiménez Rodríguez
4 goals
Wolverhampton WanderersD. Castelo Podence
D. Castelo Podence
3 goals

Wolverhampton Wanderers missing players

West Bromwich Albion missing players

Wolverhampton Wanderers West Bromwich Albion
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
18 9 2 Played P 3 8 17
6 3 1 Won W 0 0 1
4 3 1 Drew D 1 3 5
8 3 0 Lost L 2 5 11
19 10 2 Scored S 2 6 11
26 10 1 Conceded C 5 15 39
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 94%
72% 78% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 76%
44% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 25% 47%
22% 11% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 29%
6% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 12% 24%
50% 67% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 62% 41%
22% 22% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 12%
28% 11% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 38% 53%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.7 0.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 1.4 1.3
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
12.3 14.9 15.5 Shots (avg) S ( 11.7 8 8.4
4.4 5.4 4.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.7 2.5 2.5
24% 20% 22% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 30% 26%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • West Bromwich Albion has the most conceded goals (39) in Premier League
  • West Bromwich Albion has the most conceded goals in the second half (22) in Premier League
  • West Bromwich Albion has the the worst goal difference (-28) in Premier League
  • West Bromwich Albion have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • West Bromwich Albion have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • West Bromwich Albion have yet to win a game away.
  • West Bromwich Albion haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Manchester United 17 11 3 3 34 24 9 4 2 3 12 13 8 7 1 0 22 11 10 36
2 Liverpool 17 9 6 2 37 21 8 7 1 0 21 8 9 2 5 2 16 13 16 33
3 Leicester City 17 10 2 5 31 21 8 3 1 4 11 12 9 7 1 1 20 9 10 32
4 Everton 17 10 2 5 28 21 8 4 1 3 15 12 9 6 1 2 13 9 7 32
5 Tottenham Hotspur 16 8 5 3 29 15 8 4 2 2 13 8 8 4 3 1 16 7 14 29
6 Manchester City 15 8 5 2 24 13 7 4 2 1 14 7 8 4 3 1 10 6 11 29
7 Southampton 17 8 5 4 26 19 9 5 1 3 14 9 8 3 4 1 12 10 7 29
8 Aston Villa 15 8 2 5 29 16 7 3 1 3 15 11 8 5 1 2 14 5 13 26
9 Chelsea 17 7 5 5 32 21 9 4 3 2 19 11 8 3 2 3 13 10 11 26
10 West Ham United 17 7 5 5 24 21 8 3 3 2 12 10 9 4 2 3 12 11 3 26
11 Arsenal 17 7 2 8 20 19 8 3 1 4 9 11 9 4 1 4 11 8 1 23
12 Leeds United 17 7 2 8 30 33 8 3 2 3 13 13 9 4 0 5 17 20 -3 23
13 Crystal Palace 17 6 4 7 22 29 9 3 3 3 11 15 8 3 1 4 11 14 -7 22
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 6 4 8 19 26 9 3 3 3 10 10 9 3 1 5 9 16 -7 22
15 Newcastle United 17 5 4 8 18 27 9 3 2 4 10 15 8 2 2 4 8 12 -9 19
16 Burnley 16 4 4 8 9 21 8 3 1 4 5 8 8 1 3 4 4 13 -12 16
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 17 2 8 7 21 28 9 0 5 4 10 15 8 2 3 3 11 13 -7 14
18 Fulham 15 2 5 8 13 23 8 1 3 4 6 12 7 1 2 4 7 11 -10 11
19 West Bromwich Albion 17 1 5 11 11 39 9 1 2 6 5 24 8 0 3 5 6 15 -28 8
20 Sheffield United 18 1 2 15 9 29 9 1 1 7 5 12 9 0 1 8 4 17 -20 5

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The English Premier League is the top level of the English football league pyramid. 20 teams play 38 fixtures each to see who tops the Premier League table. The Premier League is the most watched sports league in the world. Seasons run from August to May with most games on Saturdays and Sundays.