Match Preview – West Ham vs Wolves (Saturday, 31st August)

West Ham host Wolves at London Stadium on Saturday with both sides in search of their first Premier League win of the campaign.

Both sides enjoyed midweek wins in the Carabao Cup and will be looking to keep the ball rolling on Saturday.

Wolves endured a successful season in the Championship last year, winning the league with a total of 99 points.

Like the hosts, Wolves have recruited excellently over the summer transfer window. The additions of the likes of Joao Moutinho, Adama Traore and Rui Patricio have bolstered Nuno Santo’s squad and they believe they are capable of surviving this season.

West Ham will know what difficulties this fixture could cause. A weight of expectation will surround London Stadium come Saturday, as it is a fixture most fans feel that three points can be gained from.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be aware of the dangers Wolves possess, in particular winger Helder Costa and midfielder Ruben Neves.

Team News

Marko Arnautovic looks set to be available for Pellegrini, but Mark Noble could miss out with a back problem.

Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini all remain side-lined for the Hammers.

Ivan Cavaleiro is the only noticeable absentee for the visitors.

Previous Meetings

09 Jan 2016 – West Ham 1-0 Wolves

01 Jan 2011 – West Ham 2-0 Wolves

16 Oct 2010 – Wolves 1-1 West Ham

23 Mar 2010 – West Ham 1-3 Wolves

15 Aug 2009 – Wolves 0-2 West Ham

Did you know?

  • Wolves haven’t kept a clean sheet against the Hammers since 1992 (Wolves 0-0 West Ham).
  • Wolves haven’t won any of their last eight Premier League matches in which they scored first.
  • Marko Arnautovic has been involved in 14 league goals since the start of 2018, registering eight goals and six assists in that period.

 Predicted Line-ups

Score Prediction

West Ham 2-0 Wolves (Arnautovic, Anderson)

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