Everton (12-9-13) at Wolverhampton (13-13-8)
Premier League Soccer: Sunday, July 12th 2020 at 7:00am (Molineux Stadium)
The Line: Wolverhampton +105 / Draw +230 / Everton +300 -- O/U: 2.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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Wolverhampton host Everton on Sunday, July 12th at Molineux Stadium in what is going to be a very tight encounter. Will Wolves maintain their spot in the top 7 or will Everton hurt their chances of making the Europa League?
Wolverhampton has had back to back losses and they have really lost the momentum they had after the restart of the season. Wolves' last game was a 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United, which is quite shocking as Wolves is the better team. Sheffield United are a great team and most recently beat Chelsea 3-0, but that is no excuse for Wolves losing to them. Wolves has to bounce back in order to ensure they're not overtaken by either Arsenal or Tottenham later in the day after the North London Derby. Wolves needs to ensure that they make the most of the chances they have, rather than play it safe and eventually lose in the last minute like they did against Sheffield.
Everton has been in quite solid form recently, losing one out of their last five matches (a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham). Everton has a lot of potential and Ancelotti knows that he needs to only slightly improve his squad over the summer to get some better results. Everton's last game was a 1-1 draw against Southampton and they were lucky to get that. Everton need to focus on making the most of their chances if they want to get any points, but as they have nothing to play for for the rest of the season, it is hard to see them giving it their all.
The reverse fixture between these two teams was a 3-2 Everton victory. Everton seem to be motivated even though they have nothing to play for. I think Ancelotti is trying to instill the mindset of the same teams he used to manage in his prime. Everton are beginning to develop that mentality, and although they are far away from being anywhere near as good as the top teams in the Premier League, they can surely challenge a Wolves side which is down on confidence. I think Everton takes the points here, potentially in a 1-0 victory.