Having lost some ground on seventh place after a goalless draw on Saturday, Wolves approach kick-off unbeaten in six Premier League (PL) matches at Molineux (W4, D2), with each victory in that sequence seeing Wolves win one half to nil.
Having drawn in the reverse fixture (1-1), and emerged as victors in two of their last four home league games against top-six opposition (W2, L2), Wolves will feel confident of a result. There may be some early nerves though, as three of that quartet have seen Wolves lose the first half to nil.
Arsenal travel to Molineux having seen four of their last five PL matches produce a winner (either way) to nil. Each has seen the eventual winner go into half-time in front, with the destination of the points ultimately being decided in the first 15 minutes on three occasions.
In terms of their PL away form, Arsenal’s last six goalscoring road trips in the league have seen them open their account no later than the 16th minute. Of potential relevance to this is the fact that Arsenal’s last three PL trips to Molineux have seen them win after leading at half-time.
Players to watch: Three of Wolves’ last four home league wins have seen Diogo Jota score the first Wolves goal on the day inside the first 30 minutes.
Two of Arsenal’s last three goalscoring PL trips to non-top six clubs have seenPierre-Emerick Aubameyang score inside the first 15 minutes.
Stat attack: Wolves have netted the final two match goals in three of their last four PL games at Molineux vs top-six opposition.
Four of the last five PL H2Hs have seen the distribution of the points go unchanged between half-time and full-time.
Additionally, the ‘Gunners’ have won both halves to nil in their last two league trips here.
Will not play
Referee: Attwell S. (Eng),
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton)