Everton meets Wolverhampton on September 1, 2019, as the English Premier League heads into round four.
Everton was founded in 1878 and they are one of the founders of the English Premier League in 1992. The Toffees have played in the top division of English football for a record of 116 years, missing out the top flight only four times since the Football League was created in 1888. They have won the League Championship a total of nine times, 4th most all-time. They have also won the FA Cup five times and the UEFA Winners Cup once.
Ever since their history, Everton has struggled to find the right manager. They are hoping their current manager, Marco Silva, is the right man for the job after they finished 8th in the final table last season and beat teams like Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United. With the team in better health condition this year as compared to the previous one, look for Everton to exceed last year’s output. The Toffees head to this matchup as the soccer betting favorites.
Richarlison led Everton with 13 goals last season. The 22-year old Brazilian forward is coming off his best season in the Premier League and is expected to lead Everton again this year. Gylfi Por Sigurdsson also had 13 goals for the Toffees last season and the 29-year old from Iceland also led the team with six assists last year. Sigurdsson is a creative genius who takes corners, free kicks and penalties. They will need his Midas touch with set pieces to win this match.
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The Wolverhampton Wanderers were among the founding clubs of the Football League in 1888. They returned to the top flight after winning the 2017-18 EFL Championship. In their first season back, Wolverhampton finished in 7th place and had wins over Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham.
They were winners of the English League three times during the 1950s and finished as runners-up in five other instances. Wolverhampton also has two Football League Club titles and four FA Cup Wins plus four FA Cup second-place finishes. They will also be playing in the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League which will mark their first appearance in a European tournament in nearly 40 years.
Captain Conor Coady is Wolverhampton’s, main man. A converted midfielder, Coady looked like a fully-accomplished center-back last season even though he was playing his first Premier League season and his second year as a defenseman. He was one of the main reasons why the Wolves only gave up 40 games last season. Jesus Vallejo is the team’s key transferee. On loan from Real Madrid, there is no doubt that he is very talented but the question with him is whether he can play to the physicality of the Premier League.
Everton is off to a 1-1-1 start in the Premier League 2019/20 season. They defeated Watford 1-0 in round one but lost to the promoted Aston Villa 0-2 in their second match of the season. Everton bounced back with a 4-2 win over Lincoln in the English Carabao Cup.
On the other hand, Wolverhampton has three draws in their first three matches of the season. The Wolves drew with Leicester City, Manchester United, and Burnley, conceding only two goals in three matches played. They have not lost in their last five matches with two wins and three draws.
Head to head, Everton has lost just twice in their last twelve meetings with five wins and five draws during that period. Wolverhampton has been playing decent football in the first three rounds of the Premier League. But while their defense has been impressive, they have not scored enough points to win games. That should be a problem against an Everton team that has plenty of scoring options. I expect Wolverhampton to give it all here and keep the game close early on before Everton’s offense takes over. I think Everton uses its offensive might and veteran experience to carve out a win over Wolverhampton. Prediction: Everton