West Ham United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

West Ham United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

West Ham United, fresh from their Europa League success against Freiburg, welcomes Wolverhampton Wanderers to the London Stadium for a Premier League clash on Sunday.

Match Preview

West Ham secured their Europa League progression with a 2-0 win over Freiburg, bouncing back after a 5-0 loss to Fulham in the Premier League. Despite the setback, they’ve been in decent form, sitting ninth in the league table.

Wolves come off a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest, standing comfortably in 13th place, away from the relegation zone but aiming for a top-half finish. They’ve struggled in their recent away games, losing the last three.

The previous encounter between these sides saw Wolves win 1-0, but West Ham has a good home record against them, winning their last three meetings at the London Stadium.

Team News

Alvarez, who scored his first goal for West Ham against Freiburg, suffered a hip injury and is a doubt for Sunday. Antonio remains sidelined due to a knee problem.

Areola is expected to replace Fabianski in goal, while Fornals, Benrahma, and Cornet are vying for a starting spot.

Wolves’ Ait-Nouri and Lemina are close to fitness. However, Neto won’t feature, targeting a return against Chelsea. Jonny Otto is out due to a training incident. Hwang Hee-chan, in excellent form, will lead the attack.

Predicted Lineups

West Ham United: (4-3-3)

Areola;

Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson;

Fornals, Soucek, Ward-Prowse;

Kudus, Bowen, Paqueta

Wolverhampton Wanderers: (3-4-3)

Sa;

Kilman, Toti, Dawson;

Semedo, Lemina, Gomes, Ait-Nouri;

Sarabia, Hwang, Cunha

Prediction: West Ham United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

West Ham aims to recover from their heavy defeat against Fulham. Wolves, despite their away struggles, possess a strong defense and might frustrate West Ham. Expect a closely-contested match ending in a draw.

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