Wolves v Arsenal Build-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal make the daunting trip up to the Molineaux today to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers, in what could turn out to a real battle.

Our side comes into the tie on the back of three straight wins but they will not be heading into today’s encounter expecting an easy ride.

The midweek 4-0 win over Norwich City may well have been perfectly timed to build up a head of steam ahead of today’s crunch match, but our opponents have their own form to boast.

Wolves have won each of their three fixtures since the restart without conceding a single goal, but their opposition in those three games have not been the strongest, with all three occupying places inside the bottom five of the division at present.

While it would be easy to discount their recent form somewhat, their form before the break was also strong.

In 2020, Wolves have lost only two league games, one of which was a battling 2-1 defeat to the newly-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool, and you would have to say that they fully deserve to be within touching distance of the Champions League places this season.

Our team in fact has the exact same points haul in 2020, with both sides having won six and drawn four of their 12 fixtures since the turn of the year, thanks to Mikel Arteta bringing some stability to our side.

While I feel like our team has the slightly better form coming into the match due to our goalscoring prowess of late, Wolves may well find that they have the fitter squad, having played 180 minutes less than our side since the restart on June 17.

I think the bias in me is swaying me towards a 2-1 win for Arsenal today, so I’ll try and be fair in predicting a 2-2 draw, although I don’t think either side would settle for a point by choice.

With both sides likely to do all they can for the three points today, I can see both sides cancelling each other out, although if one side was to snatch a win, I feel our attack is currently the better.

Will Wolves fresher side be better prepared for the tie? Is anyone confident of coming away from the game as winners?

Patrick

16 Comments

  1. Kenya 001 says:

    Won’t raise my hopes up! Everytime I do I come crumbling down. This is a must win game and and I can’t fancy us winning wolves will be favorites. But hey it’s my team let’s go arsenal …….

    1. Mogunna says:

      Exactly K’

  2. Mogunna says:

    Can’t start using excuse they played 180 minutes less, means they don’t have as much rhythm and games to settle from long break. Actually advantage for us…

    We supposed to win against such opponent and can; upon team Arteta plays, ut will be a win or draw at least or a lost and draw at lucky best ..

    They defently show more consistency this season, players progressing and smart addition last window.

    They don’t conceid means defending well, not Brighton table’s last team 4-0 we played last…

    1. GunnerDev says:

      We didnt play Brighton last game. Not sure what you mean there buddy.

    2. Mogunna says:

      Norwich not Brighton we can’t beat

  3. Sue says:

    Some Wolves fans are worried about ‘deadly’ Aubameyang… nice to see! Not all fans see us as a complete walkover then!!
    The table doesn’t lie, it’s no sheer fluke they are where they are… going to be tough! If we come away with something I’ll be happy!!

    OT.. Happy 4th of July to all American gooners 🇺🇸👍

  4. Dan kit says:

    3-1 Arsenal

  5. Skills100 says:

    A must win game. It will be a tough one.

  6. Mogunna says:

    Brighton beat us down, might well be that very game to have us miss top6

    .only way we make it is to beat direct opponents Wolves, Foxes and Spurs,, draw reds, beat Villa & Watford last…

    If we lose one of these 3 direct opponents, we can kiss goodbye to top 6.

    If they beat us

    This is top6
    Reds
    City
    Man U
    Chelsea
    Wolves or Spurs if they beat us
    Foxes

    If we beat them & win 2 more.

    Reds
    City
    Man U
    Chelsea – Arsenal
    Wolves – Spurs
    Foxes

  7. Mogunna says:

    One game is a timr, as Wenger used to, focus on winning it, step on field not to play but win the game, take all 3 points. We surely can, Arteta line up will define result. If he keeps Luiz in defense, we lose or draw at best. They are dangerous going forward

  8. Mogunna says:

    Result depends on that central defensive area; CBs & DM. Our weak point… 3 players he must pick right.

    Luiz can’t play against top strikers, thars why he sat on Blue bench before landing as first choice here…That’s 3 years ago..

    But he is the best option, often played that way in Chelsea last year, as a DM infront of CBs, he can help in the air and defend with someone behind him if he can’t face opponent speed, great in passing and bringing higher on the pitch.

    Martinez
    Bellerin Mustafi Holding Tierny
    ……………………..LUIZ

  9. Danny says:

    Will be a very tough game have a lot of time for wolves and there manager done a fantastic job hopefully after a couple of wins and confidence restored we can go there and get a result!!

  10. SueP says:

    It depends on which Arsenal turn up
    In the past heads would drop with players blaming each other if they went a goal down. Like they didn’t finish of Brighton when they could have done

    We have to win to get momentum going forward but not an easy task. A hopeful 2-1 to us

  11. Mogunna says:

    We of course must win next 3 games to stand a chance to make it top 5. But Wolves, Foxes are in that chase 6 point above us, mean must drop another 3 after we beat them.

    Let’s start with Wolves, then we can look at Foxes in that deep forest we must come out of…

    If Arteta doesn’t put the 11 rocks in right spot, we won’t come out but eaten by wolves.

  12. jon fox says:

    WHEN YOU ADMIT TO FAN BIAS Patrick, how do you expect any realistic fan to take your predictions seriously? Proper forecasters cannot afford to entertain fan bias when predicting scores. As a lifelong Gooner and pro bettor I have never let it affect my predictions on GAMES. And even if I did , which I don’t, I WOULD NOT BROADCAST IT FOR ALL TO SEE.

  13. RW1 says:

    if its a team with bellerin mustafi luiz xhaka willock and nketiah in the starting line up i will go 2 1 to them .. if he starts with cedric holding ceballos saka pepe auba and laca we could get something … would like to see that front three with ceballos and saka behind them and NM in front of a back 4 of cedric holding ? tierney … need to see some purposeful attacking football from this squad

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