There is a very important fixture in the Premier League on Friday for Wolverhampton Wanderers, as they look to move into the Europa League positions. However, Newcastle will be looking to end a run of three straight defeats.
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It could be argued that not enough people are talking about Wolverhampton Wanderers chances of finishing in a European position this term. Wolves come into this Friday night fixture in eighth place in the standings, and could move ahead of Manchester United and West Ham with a victory against Newcastle.
The side from the Black Country are just two points behind United and the Hammers, and are just a further three points behind Tottenham, who currently sit in fourth in the league standings. Wolves have been in solid form over recent weeks, as they have won three of their previous four games.
Their last success was a popular success against Midlands rivals Aston Villa on Saturday. Jonny scored an excellent opener in that game while an own goal by Ashley Young put the hosts 2-0 ahead and in complete control.
Newcastle United will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend, as they have lost their previous three league fixtures. However, their performances during that run have been better than the results may suggest. The Toon still look very safe in their task to avoid relegation this season, as they sit nine clear of the relegation places with just eight games remaining.
However, Eddie Howe would have been disappointed with their result in their latest fixture, as they were well-beaten on the road by Tottenham Hotspur. Fabian Schar opened the scoring in that fixture, but Spurs eventually ran out comfortable 5-1 winners in front of their home fans.
Newcastle United vs Wolves Head to Head
Draws have been a very popular outcome in this fixture down the years. Five of the previous six meetings between the sides have ended in 1-1 draws. The only fixtures not to end in draws since Wolves returned to the Premier League were won by the side from the Black Country, including their 2-1 win at St James’ Park in December 2018.
Newcastle United vs Wolves Prediction
It looks to be a big end to the season for Wolves, as they target a finish in the European places under Bruno Lage. I think that they’ll record a famous win this weekend, and could win 2-0.