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PREM HAS STEADY EDDIE LOST GRIP

HAS STEADY EDDIE LOST GRIP

14th December 2018

Wolves at home to Bournemouth is one of the most interesting games of the weekend.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo must decide whether to recall regular starters Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez, who were both substitutes against Newcastle last weekend.

Jonny Castro Otto is training after a knee injury and could be involved.

Bournemouth's leading scorer Callum Wilson should be fit to return from a hamstring problem.

Dan Gosling is out following a knee operation, while Lewis Cook and Adam Smith are long-term absentees.

Two straight wins for Wolves has restored self-belief after a run of just one point in six games, and they continue to exhibit a quality in their play that is ideally suited to the Premier League.

They're a completely different proposition to their predecessors of 2011-12, who were relegated with fewer victories throughout the campaign than this current side have earned in their first 16 matches.

That Bournemouth arrive similarly placed in the top half of the table owes everything to their brilliant start to the season, as five defeats in their last six matches has begun to seriously stunt their progress.

But, they have included Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal and Man United and only the defeat to Newcastle was unexpected. Bournemouth's chances are better than odds of 3/1.

Wolves were lucky to beat Newcastle who played with 10 men for half the game. Take out the shock defeat of Chelsea and Wolves would be 6/4 shots not 10/11. Steady Eddie might get his side back on track.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Liecester can get at least a point at strugglers Crystal Palace and Watford can beat Cardiff.

On Sunday, for the first time we can remember, Liverpool are long odds-on to beat Man United at Anfield. The Manchester side are 11/2 shots and we'd take that. United have only lost this fixture once in six seasons - be warned.

Joe