Opta Stats: Crystal Palace v Wolves

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.
Can Roy Hodgson inspire his Crystal Palace team when they take on Wolves?
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Crystal Palace could move into the top half of the Premier League with a win over Wolves. Opta weighs up the odds.

"If Crystal Palace fail to score, they will be the second team this season alone to fail to score in their opening four home Premier League games (after Huddersfield)."

Under 2.5 goals is [1.7].

Crystal Palace have won their last three games against Wolves in all competitions, with this their first meeting since New Year's Day 2013 in the Championship. They are [2.94] to win.

If Crystal Palace fail to score, they will be the second team this season alone to fail to score in their opening four home Premier League games (after Huddersfield). This had only happened twice in the previous 119 English top-flight seasons combined before 2018-19 (West Brom in 1921-22 and Everton in 1998-99). Under 2.5 goals is [1.7].

Wolves have won three of their last four Premier League games (D1) - as many as they had in their previous 39 in the top-flight (W3 D12 L24). A Wolves victory is [2.76].

For Crystal Palace in the Premier League in 2018, only Wilfried Zaha (11) has been involved in more goals than Patrick van Aanholt (6 goals, 2 assists). Van Aanholt is [11.5] to find the net.

Wolves have scored a league-high 88% of their Premier League goals in the second-half of games so far this season (7/8). The draw half-time/Wolves full-time double result is [6.0].

Although they haven't scored in the Premier League at Selhurst Park this season, Crystal Palace have attempted 44 shots in home games, the same tally as Arsenal, who have scored seven goals. Over 2.5 goals is [2.3].

Raúl Jiménez has been directly involved in 50% of Wolves' eight Premier League goals so far this season (2 goals, 2 assists). Jiminez is [3.4] to find the net.

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha scored twice and assisted another in his two previous league appearances against Wolves, both in the Championship in 2012-13. Zaha is [3.45] to score.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson last managed against Wolves in February 2012, a 5-1 Premier League victory for West Brom in what proved to be the final match of Mick McCarthy's reign as Wolves boss. His side are [2.02] in the Draw No Bet market.

Dan Fitch 2018/19 Season P/L

Staked: 53.00 pts
Returned: 50.57 pts
P/L: -2.43 pts

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