For the second season running, Wolverhampton Wanderers were victorious in their opening game as Mick McCarthy’s team came from behind to beat Blackburn on Saturday, with the Midlands side now having a splendid opportunity to continue their 100% start to the season.
Fulham arrive at Molineux three days after playing Dnipro in the Europa League and many people will fancy the chances of a Wolves team who were strengthened in the summer by the recruitment of Roger Johnson in central defence and Jamie O’Hara in the midfield.
Wolves are available at 11/8 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to claim victory in front of their home supporters, who witnessed the team scramble back from 3-0 down against Blackburn on the final day of the season to stay afloat in the top flight by the skin of their teeth.
Part of the team’s problem has been scoring goals, although Steven Fletcher is demonstrating that he has adapted well to life in the Premier League and the Scot will be a popular bet at 6/1 (Paddy Power – £100 free betting) to become the first player to breach the Cottagers defence this term.
Fulham were comfortable 3-0 winners over their Ukrainian opponents on Thursday, with Martin Jol now looking to address away form which has been poor under Roy Hodgson and Mark Hughes. William Hill offer 23/10 about the visitors claiming their first maximum haul of the season, while you can back the draw at 23/10 with Sky Bet.
It was Clint Dempsey who bagged a brace in the midweek Europa League match and the American is 8/1 to be the first name on the scoresheet on Sunday, while John Arne Riise is a 20/1 chance and it was noticeable that the former Liverpool player was getting himself into some good goalscoring positions during his team’s goalless draw with Aston Villa.