Match preview for Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Southampton FC
Two of the Premier League's less fancied club enter this weekend handily placed in the top half of the table and keen to improve their position with a win in Monday night's encounter at Molineux.
Wolves have not looked quite the same organised outfit as the last two campaigns, adjusting no doubt to filling the gaps left by the transferred Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota. An uncharacteristically poor display in their 4-0 reversal at West Ham initiated some defensive reshaping, resulting in three wins and a draw, albeit at the cost of their attacking edge, as those four games produced just six goals. That pattern continued into their last game before the international break, when Wolves lost to the only goal of the game at Leicester.
Southampton kicked off their campaign with two straight defeats, but their response since then has been quite remarkable, and for a short period of the weekend before the international break, the Saints actually topped the Premier League for the first time ever. That surge to the top came after an impressive six-game unbeaten run that included five wins and a thrilling 3-3 draw at Chelsea, and even without the injured Danny Ings, they eased to a comfortable 2-0 win over newcastle last time out.