Our betting expert Jones Knows makes his Premier League predictions for the weekend.
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Wolves vs West Brom, Saturday 12.30
Can Wolves be trusted to win at 8/15 with Sky Bet?
It’s all gone a bit stale for Nuno Espirito Santo since Raul Jimenez suffered that horrific skull injury. I got my fingers truly burnt by them on Tuesday against Everton; they played without much attacking purpose as the Toffees were defensively in control throughout. Wolves have lost five of their last eight Premier League games and not managed a clean sheet in 11 matches.
There must be improvement to come from West Brom, too.
It’s hard to get a true handle on them as Sam Allardyce is still working out his best formula in terms of team selection. If he finds it for this fixture then that 8/15 for a home win looks very skinny but there are so many unknowns with West Brom it’s hard to seriously put faith in a team that are averaging four shots a game under Allardyce – a league low.
Better value is found in the goalscorer markets. I backed Leander Dendoncker to score against Everton as he continues to play in an advanced role and is hugely overlooked by the bookmakers. He had four shots in that match but his finishing was wayward.
In the absence of Jimenez he provides the physicality in the box that Wolves require. With them likely to see plenty of the ball in wide areas in this one, the chances of him finishing off one of these chances remains high. Seven of his shots this season have come via headers, two of those against Everton, so the 25/1 for him to score a header with Sky Bet is a bet to jump on.
He can score in a narrow home win.
JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 1-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
ALSO LOOK OUT FOR: Leander Dendoncker to score a header (25/1 with Sky Bet)
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