Wolverhampton vs Gillingham Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 20/12/2022

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Wolverhampton vs Gillingham Predictions, Odds, and Bets

The worst team in the Premier League is looking forward to a match that could give them much-needed positive reinforcement before the Premier League season continues.

Under 2.5 Goals

It's quite remarkable to notice how few goals Wolverhampton had scored this Premier League season, only eight in 15 matches. When we consider that Gillingham is even worse in League Two with six goals in more matches, than they played 20, it's hard to see many goals being scored here.

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Both Teams to Score – No

Their defensive skills are nonexistent at this point, but their forward lines are even worse. It's logical to assume that at least one of these teams won't score a goal.

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General information about Wolverhampton vs Gillingham

Wolverhampton's last five league matches: LLDLL
Gillingham's last five league matches: LLLDL

Can the Wolves reimagine themselves and save their season?

It's virtually impossible to find any positives from the season that Wolverhampton is having. Only had two wins in 15 matches with a miserable goalscoring record. It is one of the most negative transformations seen in the Premier League in recent times because the club has been very well funded for the past few years with the biggest manager in football Pedro Mendes sending a lot of good players to the club via his network. The team found its new manager recently, and it's a familiar name, Julen Lopetegui. He faces the uncertain task to reinvent the team and move them out of the hole they find themselves at this moment. They have spent over £100m this past summer on new signings, in all field positions, especially at the forward position. And what did they get for that money? Their best scorer is a defensive midfielder Ruben Neves with four goals on the record. Wolves played a couple of friendly matches in the last ten days or so, drawing with Empoli 1-1, and beating Spanish La Liga side Cadiz by the score of 4-3.

Wolverhampton's probable starting 11: Sarkic, Ait Nouri, Collins, Costa, Hodge, Kilman, Moutinho, Podence, Semedo, Toti, Traore.

Gillingham finds themselves in a similar predicament to their counterparts. They are bottom last in League Two, but still with a realistic chance of surviving in the league. However, that part remains to be seen as they have won only twice all season in 20 games. They also scored six goals which is quite an astonishing stat line. But, somehow Gillingham has made it through to the last 16 of the League Cup by beating AFC Wimbledon 2-0, then surviving against Exeter with a single goal difference. Their most impressive win of the whole season was an upset at the Premier League club Brentford by the score of 2-1. They don't have any injury worries for this match and will be hoping for another surprising result to give them some hope for the rest of the season.

Gillingham's probable starting 11: Turner, Tutonda, Baggott, Ehmer, Wright, Jefferies, Williams, Reeves, Adelakun, Green, Walker.

Team News:

Wolverhampton: Jonny is injured. Matheus Nunes, Ruben Neves, Jose Sa, Hwang Hee-Chan, and Raul Jimenez are in a period of rest after the World Cup.

Gillingham: No news to report.

Facts and Notes about Wolverhampton vs Gillingham

  • Where is the match venue? Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
  • When is the kick-off? 19:45 BST, 20:45 CET
  • Who has allowed more goals this season? Both teams have conceded 24 goals this season

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