19 November 2021, 12:11 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The Premier League fixture, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. West Ham United, kicks off at 16:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, November 20, at Molineux Stadium. Referee Mike Dean will be in charge of this game, working alongside the assistants, Darren Cann and Mark Scholes. VAR Andre Marriner will have a helping hand from Simon Long in the VAR room.
Preview Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League, Nov 20, 2021
Preview Wolverhampton Wanderers picked up a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Matchday 11. Goals from Wilfried Zaha (61') and Conor Gallagher (78') condemned Wolves to defeat at Selhurst Park. It was the first loss for Wolves in five Premier League games: WWDWL, and it saw the club drop one spot from 7th to 8th place, having failed to pick up a point before the World Cup Qualifying round of fixtures. Wolves have 16 points in total after 5W, 1D, & 5L. On the numbers, the club has a goal ratio of 1 goal per game this season, having scored 11 goals in as many games. Wolves have won their last two home league matches, but they haven’t won three in a row on home soil in the Premier League since November 1980. Lage will be looking to break the two-time jinx on Saturday when he makes his 14th competitive appearance with the club. Having a 46%-win rate, Lage has guided Wolves to 6W, 2D, & 5L and aims to get back to winning ways to see those numbers improve. The 45-year-old could use the 3—4—2—1 formation with Raul Jiménez in attack once again. The Mexican forward has netted twice this season and remains in the hunt for a third. Pedro Neto (knee injury) remains ruled out until early December, along with Yerson Mosquera.
Preview West Ham United Premier League, Nov 20, 2021
Preview West Ham United picked up a famous 3-2 win over Liverpool on home soil before the WCQ round of fixtures. An own goal from Alisson Becker (4' O.G.), coupled with goals from Fornals (67') and Kurt Zouma (74'), was enough to outscore Liverpool in the five-goal thriller. With the victory, West Ham moved one spot higher from 4th to 3rd place on the Premier League table, having picked up 23 points from 7W, 2D, & 2L. The Irons come off the back of four consecutive victories in five games: LWWWW, ahead of this fixture against Wolves. David Moyes’ West Ham have won each of their last four Premier League matches, the longest current winning run for the club this season. The Hammers haven’t won five EPL fixtures in a row since February 2006 (under Alan Pardew) and Moyes aims to break the jinx on Saturday. A 4—2—3—1 formation with Michail Antonio in attack is expected once again. Angelo Ogbonna is ruled out for the length of the season having picked up an ACL injury.