Lineups

Wolverhampton Wanderers

( 3-5-2 )

  • 11. Rui Patrício

  • 16. C. Coady

    64'
  • 15. W. Boly Goal

  • 22. Nélson Semedo

  • 27. R. Saïss

  • 8. Rúben Neves

    60'
  • 28. João Moutinho

    79'
  • 32. L. Dendoncker Yellow Card

  • 17. Fábio Silva Goal Yellow Card

  • 37. Adama Traoré

  • 7. Pedro Neto

Substitutes

  • 21. J. Ruddy

  • 3. R. Aït Nouri

    64'
  • 2. K. Hoever

  • 49. M. Kilman

  • 38. M. Shabani

  • 20. Vitinha

  • 18. M. Gibbs-White

    60'
  • 60. T. Corbeanu

  • 23. P. Cutrone

    79'

England - Premier League

36' S. Ajayi 36' Yellow Card 36'  S. Ajayi 73' L. Dendoncker 73' Yellow Card 73'  L. Dendoncker 90' Fábio Silva 90' Yellow Card 90'  Fábio Silva 8' Matheus Pereira 8' Penalty 8'   Pereira Matheus Pereira 38' Fábio Silva 38' Goal 38'   Silva Fábio Silva 43' W. Boly 43' Goal 43'   Boly W. Boly 52' S. Ajayi 52' Goal 52'   Ajayi S. Ajayi 56' Matheus Pereira 56' Penalty 56'   Pereira Matheus Pereira
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers

2 - 3

West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion

  • 8'
    0 - 1
  • 38
    1 - 1
  • 43
    2 - 1
  • HT
    2 - 1
  • 52'
    2 - 2
  • 56'
    2 - 3
  • Date: 16/01/2021
  • Time: 12:30
  • Venue: Molineux Stadium
  • Referee: Michael Oliver
Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion - Preview

Date published: 1/15/2021 10:26:06 PM

Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion - Preview

Wolves defender Willy Boly back for Baggies battle

Willy Boly will return for Wolves to face West Brom after a month out with a thigh injury.

The defender is back in training and is poised for an instant recall to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

Adama Traore (hamstring) will be assessed along with Pedro Neto after he suffered an injury in Tuesday’s defeat to Everton. Jonny (knee), Raul Jimenez (fractured skull), Daniel Podence (calf) and Marcal (groin) remain out.

Robert Snodgrass will make his West Brom debut after missing the FA Cup defeat at Blackpool because the paperwork on his move from West Ham was not completed in time.

Conor Gallagher serves a one-game suspension, Conor Townsend and Sam Field (both knee) remain out with Karlan Grant (foot) not expected back until next month.

Hal Robson-Kanu has returned to training after an arm injury and is being lined up to return at West Ham on Tuesday.

Wolves provisional squad: Patricio, Ruddy, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Lonwijk, Boly, Buur, Hoever, Moutinho, Gibbs-White, Semedo, Ait-Nouri, Shabani, Richards, Otasowie, Dendoncker, Vitinha, Neves, Traore, Neto, Silva, Cutrone, Corbeanu.

West Brom provisional squad: Johnstone, Button, Furlong, Gibbs, Ajayi, Ivanovic, Peltier, Kipre, O’Shea, Bartley, Phillips, Diangana, Pereira, Grosicki, Harper, Krovinovic, Sawyers, Snodgrass, Robinson, Edwards.

 

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 19
  • Molineux Stadium
  • Michael Oliver
  • 16 Jan, 12:30

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Lineups

Wolverhampton Wanderers
(3-5-2)
West Bromwich Albion
(4-2-3-1)
  • 11. Rui Patrício

  • 16. C. Coady

    64'
  • 15. W. Boly Goal

  • 22. Nélson Semedo

  • 27. R. Saïss

  • 8. Rúben Neves

    60'
  • 28. João Moutinho

    79'
  • 32. L. Dendoncker Yellow Card

  • 17. Fábio Silva Goal Yellow Card

  • 37. Adama Traoré

  • 7. Pedro Neto

Substitutes

  • 21. J. Ruddy

  • 3. R. Aït Nouri

    64'
  • 2. K. Hoever

  • 49. M. Kilman

  • 38. M. Shabani

  • 20. Vitinha

  • 18. M. Gibbs-White

    60'
  • 60. T. Corbeanu

  • 23. P. Cutrone

    79'
  • 25. D. Button

  • 3. K. Gibbs

  • 27. D. O'Shea

  • 5. K. Bartley

  • 6. S. Ajayi Goal Yellow Card

  • 8. J. Livermore

  • 23. R. Snodgrass

  • 13. K. Grosicki

    69'
  • 19. R. Sawyers

  • 7. C. Robinson

  • 12. Matheus Pereira Penalty Penalty

    83'

Substitutes

  • 31. A. Lonergan

  • 22. L. Peltier

  • 24. C. Kipre

  • 20. B. Ivanović

  • 2. D. Furlong

    83'
  • 21. K. Edwards

  • 28. S. Field

  • 17. F. Krovinović

  • 4. H. Robson-Kanu

    69'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

West Bromwich Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

There is a 34.8% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Wolverhampton Wanderers, at 47.5%, are heavy favorites to beat West Bromwich Albion who have a 17.8% chance.
In simulation wins, West Bromwich Albion upsets Wolverhampton Wanderers by averaging 4.7 shots and 2.1 shots on goal.
They average 1.4 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.0 to West Bromwich Albion 0.5.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion

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    Wolves pay the penalty as Matheus Pereira brace earns West Brom win at Molineux

    Sam Allardyce picked up his first victory as Baggies boss as his side triumphed 3-2.

    West Brom grabbed a survival lifeline after Matheus Pereira’s penalty double helped seal a thrilling derby win at Wolves.

    The forward struck twice from the spot as the Baggies won 3-2 at Molineux to claim just their second victory of the Premier League season – and Sam Allardyce’s first in charge.

    Quickfire goals from Fabio Silva and Willy Boly had given Wolves a half-time lead after Pereira’s penalty opener.

    But Albion turned the first Black Country derby for nine years around with their own rapid response, Semi Ajayi’s header levelling before Pereira’s spot-kick winner soon after the break.

    Allardyce’s side remain second bottom but are now just three points from the safety line before Brighton’s game at Leeds, remarkable given their abject form this season.

    Wolves’ struggles continued, having won just once in their last nine games, and they remain marooned in 14th, 10 points above the drop zone but 10 adrift of the top five.

    The last time the pair met in 2012 Albion won 5-1 at Molineux to spark Mick McCarthy’s sacking and Wolves’ eventual tumble into League One and it was another heroic effort from the Baggies.

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    David Button, in after Sam Johnstone’s positive coronavirus diagnosis, claimed Boly’s low drive before the visitors took a surprise lead after eight minutes.

    Matheus Pereira opened the scoring from the penalty spot
    Matheus Pereira opened the scoring from the penalty spot (Shaun Botterill/PA)

    Wolves slipped into their recent bad habits when Adama Traore wasted possession 25 yards out before Callum Robinson was clattered by Boly.

    It was ruled just inside the area after a VAR check and Pereira sent Rui Patricio the wrong way – with Albion’s muted celebrations sticking to new coronavirus protocols.

    Behind for the ninth straight game, Wolves tried to respond and Kieran Gibbs escaped when the ball hit his hands after Button’s miscued punch.

    Traore shot over and Leander Dendoncker tested Button as Albion began to invite their hosts on but stayed firm.

    They even came close to doubling their lead when Kamil Grosicki nodded through to Robinson, only for Patricio to deny the striker at close range.

    It looked like it would prove costly as, despite Albion visibly growing in confidence, their soft centre was exposed when Wolves turned the game with two goals in five minutes.

    The first came seven minutes before the break when Boly held up Pedro Neto’s free-kick to flick it to Silva and, with the grounded Pereira playing him onside, the striker found the bottom corner from six yards.

    Defender Boly had returned to aid Wolves against Albion’s set-piece threat but he struck a second blow at the other end two minutes before the break.

    Jake Livermore and Ajayi failed to clear Joao Moutinho’s corner and Boly swept in from close range.

    Albion looked to have caved – two defensive lapses undermining an improved performance – before they struck twice in four minutes to stun their hosts.

    Semi Ajayi pulled West Brom level early in the second half
    Semi Ajayi pulled West Brom level early in the second half (Adrian Dennis/PA)

    They levelled after 52 minutes when Dara O’Shea’s long throw was flicked on by Kyle Bartley and Ajayi’s glancing header looped in at the far post.

    Then, with Wolves reeling, Grosicki found Robinson and he was felled by Conor Coady as he tried to turn in the box. Pereira swept in his second penalty to win it.

    It was the first time Albion had come from behind to lead this season and it was one they never lost.

    Wolves’ reaction was frantic and, although Silva dragged wide, they failed to recover with Patrick Cutrone wasting their best late chance when his volley bounced over.


       

    Lineups

    West Bromwich Albion

    ( 4-2-3-1 )

    • 25. D. Button

    • 3. K. Gibbs

    • 27. D. O'Shea

    • 5. K. Bartley

    • 6. S. Ajayi Goal Yellow Card

    • 8. J. Livermore

    • 23. R. Snodgrass

    • 13. K. Grosicki

      69'
    • 19. R. Sawyers

    • 7. C. Robinson

    • 12. Matheus Pereira Penalty Penalty

      83'

    Substitutes

    • 31. A. Lonergan

    • 22. L. Peltier

    • 24. C. Kipre

    • 20. B. Ivanović

    • 2. D. Furlong

      83'
    • 21. K. Edwards

    • 28. S. Field

    • 17. F. Krovinović

    • 4. H. Robson-Kanu

      69'