Wolverhampton Wanderers will travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Matchday 11 of the 2021-22 Premier League season. Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace are currently 14th in the standings with 12 points from their 10 games and are on the back of an away win against the Champions Manchester City. Wolves, on the other hand, have been able to turn around their season and are currently seventh in the standings with 16 points from their 10 games. They are unbeaten in six games in all competitions and have won four of their last five Premier League games, In this post, we will look at the stats and use them to preview the game between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Crystal Palace currently have accumulated an xG of 12.18 in their 10 games in the Premier League. They have been able to score 13 goals in these 10 games and have only lost two games so far. They have drawn six of their other games, having won only two. Their biggest victory came last week when they beat Man City 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Wolves have an xG of 14.48 in the league and have only managed to score 11 goals in their 10 games. They are on an unbeaten run and look to be in good form.
The Eagles have an xGA of 14.41 in the league and have conceded 14 goals in their 10 games. They have a goal difference of -1 and have had some problems defensively. 60% of Crystal Palace’s league games have ended in draws. The only games that they have not scored in were the first two games against Chelsea and Brentford, followed by the fifth league game against Liverpool.
Bruno Lage’s Wolves team’s strength has been their defense. Their xGA is technically the seventh-best in the league, with 12.68, and they have conceded only 10 goals so far this season. Defense is their strong point, and they will look to cancel out Patrick Viera’s men at Selhurst Park on the weekend.
The above viz is the shot map for Crystal Palace in their win against Manchester City at the Etihad last weekend. They took only a few shots in the game but were clinical in front of the goal. They scored two goals from inside the box, one at the beginning of the match, and one right at the end, to seal a 2-0 win. They defended brilliantly in the 80 minutes between the two goals.
Patrick Viera will hope his team continues the good form onto the game at home against Wolves and get a win to climb up the standings in the Premier League. Wolves are on an unbeaten six-match run in all competitions and will be confident to at least get a result away at Selhurst Park. We expect the game to end in a 1-1 draw.
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; McArthur, Kouyate, Gallagher; Olise, Edouard, Zaha
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri; Trincao, Jimenez, Hwang