Top Spot on the Line
Wolverhampton isn’t fighting for the English Premier League top spot. In fact, the Wolves are in the relegation zone. Nevertheless, they could help Manchester City in their battle with Arsenal.
The Gunners entered the weekend atop the standings with 34 points while the Citizens are second with 32. Both Arsenal and City are heavily favored to win, but the Citizens will face Brentford at home, making it an easier contest.
Yes, the Wolves are in 19th place, but keep in mind that their only two victories so far were at home, making them a more tempting soccer betting underdog.
After this fixture, the EPL will go into a break due to the 2022 World Cup.
Wolverhampton: Better than That
I’m not afraid to say it: Wolverhampton is better than 19th place. Midweek, they regained a lot of confidence by advancing to the Round of 16 of the EFL Cup. They defeated 12th-place Leeds United 1-0 thanks to a late goal scored by Boubacar Traore.
Prior to that, they put up a really good fight against Brighton in the EPL despite playing the entire second half with one player less. Nelson Semedo was sent off right before halftime. They ended up losing 3-2, but the Seagulls, who are sixth, didn’t score the winning goal until the 83rd minute.
Plus, as mentioned before, their only two victories in the EPL were at home. They defeated Southampton and Nottingham Forest, both 1-0. The victory over Leeds in the EFL Cup was also at Molineux Stadium.
Ruben Neves is the team’s top scorer with four goals, but we’re talking about a roster that also includes Goncalo Guedes, Adama Traore, Joao Moutinho, Daniel Podence, and Hee-Chan Hwang.
As if that wasn’t enough, they’re offering long odds to win straight up. That alone should be enough to consider including them in your soccer picks.
Arsenal: All for One
As mentioned before, Arsenal sits atop the standings. The Gunners own an 11-1-1 record, 31 goals for and 11 against. Only Manchester City has scored more goals with 39 while no other team has allowed less.
What has been the key? Team effort. No Arsenal player is among the league’s top scorers, but four of them have scored at least three goals. Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli lead the way with five each. Jesus and Martinelli will represent Brazil in the 2022 World Cup, so you can expect them to be extra motivated.
Most recently, the Gunners defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge with Gabriel Magalhaes, a center-back, as the scorer. Again, team effort. Regarding the Big Six, they also defeated Liverpool and Tottenham, while they lost to Manchester United.
Midweek, they lost 3-1 to Brighton in the EFL Cup, but most of the usual starters got some rest or didn’t play at all. There’s no doubt that winning the EPL is their top priority. That’s why the Moneyline price that they’re offering in the sportsbook is really tempting.
Wolverhampton vs Arsenal Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 120
- Wolverhampton Victories: 32 (173 goals)
- Arsenal Victories: 60 (227 goals)
- Draws: 28
Last season, Wolverhampton put up a good fight in both EPL meetings with Arsenal but still ended up losing. First, they lost 1-0 at Molineux Stadium despite playing the last 20 minutes of the game with one more player as Gabriel Martinelli was sent off. Gabriel Magalhaes was the scorer. Later, they lost 2-1 at Emirates Stadium. The Wolves led thanks to Hee-Chan Hwang, but Nicolas Pepe and Jose Sa scored in an eight-minute span toward the end of the game for the Gunners to turn things around.
It hasn’t been long since the Wolves defeated Arsenal for the last time. It was in the 2020-21 season with a 2-1 victory at home.
Wolverhampton vs Arsenal Match Information
- Game: Wolverhampton vs Arsenal
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
- Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
- Wolverhampton vs Arsenal Live stream: fubo.tv
Wolverhampton vs Arsenal Betting Lines
Wolverhampton vs Arsenal Picks & Prediction
Regardless of the result, Wolverhampton scored in four of their seven home games. On the other hand, Arsenal scored in all seven road games. Additionally, the total has gone over in three of their last four meetings, a soccer betting online trend I think will continue this Saturday. In the end, the Gunners will get the three points, but not without suffering a little bit.
Score Prediction: Arsenal 2, Wolverhampton 1
Wolverhampton is listed at +525 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Wolverhampton, you have a chance to win $525. Arsenal is -180, offering a chance to win $56 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Wolverhampton a 16.00% chance to win, with Arsenal at 64.29%.
“The odds and predictions in the article are based on time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.”