Wolves are a quality side, there is no denying that. They set up in a system which stops oppositions and suffocates them of possession, all the while counter attacking with pace and guile. It is no surprise to me that they’ve performed as well as they have. It is scary to think what Wolves can do next season should they invest in an out and out goalscorer and better wingers. With Wolves only 1 win away from surpassing the 40 point mark they’ll be expected to do so against Newcastle this gameweek. I’m considering doubling up on Jonny and Doherty this week. I’ll just have to convince myself that Newcastle are worse than Shrewsbury, which won’t take much.
Let me preface this by saying, I believe their run of clean sheets is over. Liverpool have struggled as of late, injuries have struck down their defence and Joe Gomez has been a massive miss in the centre of defence for Liverpool. But what do I know? I write about odds. Liverpool are this week’s most likely side to keep a clean sheet with a 53% chance of keeping out King and Wilson. Given Bournemouth aren’t great away from home and most recently lost to Cardiff City 2-0, I can see why the bookie’s think Pool will keep a clean sheet. That being said, Liverpool have failed to do so in their last 3 games.
Bournemouth are this week’s least likely sides to keep a clean sheet as they travel to Merseyside to play Liverpool. With both side’s form contrasting as of late a shock may be on the cards, but Bournemouth are also the only side this week who have less than a 50% chance of scoring. They have a less than 10% chance of a clean sheet, Salah can’t blank 2 weeks in a row, can he? Boruc could be an option over the coming weeks at 3.9m, but I’d not think of starting him against Liverpool.
Chelsea are surprisingly this week’s 2nd least likely side to keep a clean sheet, FINALLY I can say goodbye to Alonso and not feel bad about it. With under a 14% chance of a clean sheet City look certain to score against Chelsea. Given they conceded 4 to Bournemouth recently and still look shaky, I’d expect Pep to have a plan to exploit Jorginho in gameweek 26.