One of the biggest success stories at this early point in the season is undoubtedly Wolverhampton Wanderers, courtesy of their ability to overcome every obstacle that’s been put in their way – well, aside from Leicester City. The runaway Championship winners last season have been able to carry their form forward into this year’s campaign, and for many fans both in Wolverhampton and from a neutral perspective, it’s been a pleasure to watch.
They currently find themselves 9th in the Premier League table with just one loss from their opening seven games, and in truth, they have no real reason to be afraid of any team that is put in their path. With that being said their opponents this weekend, Crystal Palace, do have a tendency to be a little bit unpredictable both away from home and at Selhurst Park.
They’ve got danger men that Wolves will need to be aware of, with the biggest issue for Nuno’s men being whether or not they’re going to get dragged into a dog fight. That’s something that is difficult to avoid even if you’re playing fantastic football, because that gritty style is so unforgiving 95% of the time.
Given that they’re in the bottom half you’d think Palace would be panicking a little bit, but in Roy Hodgson they’ve got a manager who knows exactly what it takes to drag teams out of bad situations. Still, he’s got a big task on his hands if he wants to pick up the three points against Wolves, with the main problem being the overwhelming difference in their chemistry.
They just seem to bounce off of one another to the point where it’s almost hard to keep up, and while Palace have that to an extent, they’ll need to pull all of the tricks out of their bag in order to make it work.
Can Crystal Palace upset Wolves?