Football Bet of the Day: Wolves looking to bounce back

 | December 04 | 

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There are two Premier League games on Tuesday, including an intriguing encounter at Molineux where Wolves will be seeking a return to winning ways against second-bottom Burnley.

Wolves were relegation candidates for large parts of last season and they are hoping to avoid a similar scenario by piling up the points in the run up to the Christmas period.

Gary O’Neil’s side slipped to 13th after Saturday’s 2-1 loss away at Arsenal, but they have an eight-point buffer to the drop zone.

Burnley have been stuck in the bottom three since August although they moved off the basement on Saturday with a thumping 5-0 victory at home to Sheffield United.

The Clarets head to Wolves knowing that a victory could see them climb out of the bottom three.

Football Bet of the Day - Tuesday 5th December

  • Wolves to win and over 2.5 goals @ 7/4

Wolves have suffered back-to-back losses following the November international break but they are unbeaten in their last four home fixtures and can register a high-scoring success over Burnley at Molineux.

The opening four months of the season have thrown up a lot of controversial moments but no club has had a tougher time with refereeing decisions than Wolves.

They were on the wrong end of seemingly poor decisions in the losses at Manchester United (0-1) and Sheffield United (1-2) and the 1-1 draw at Luton.

But those instances paled in comparison to last Monday’s 3-2 defeat at Fulham when multiple big decisions, including two harsh penalty awards, went against them.

Gary O’Neil’s side dusted themselves down and performed well in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Arsenal despite the inconvenience of missing two first-choice midfielders, Mario Lemina and Joao Gomes, through suspension.

Both players will return for the visit of Burnley and their quality and aggression can give the Black Country side the extra edge they need as they go in search of an important three points.

Wolves have registered eye-catching home wins over Manchester City (2-1) and Tottenham (2-1) and they should fancy their chances against Burnley, who had lost seven on the bounce until Saturday’s 5-0 triumph at home to Sheffield United.

Burnley excelled against a poor opponent on Saturday but they have largely struggled in the top flight and are still searching for their first away clean sheet of the season.

Clarets’ manager Vincent Kompany is sticking with his offensive, possession-based style which was so successful in the Championship last season.

However, his team have shipped 32 goals in 14 Premier League games and their defensive weakness could cost them in the West Midlands.

Wolves were the top flight’s lowest scorers last term with just 31 goals and their survival was heavily reliant on keeping things tight at the back.

However, they have looked a more potent force this season, scoring in 13 of 14 matches, and can expose the plentiful gaps in a suspect Burnley rearguard which will be further weakened by central defender Jordan Beyer’s one-match suspension.

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