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Crystal Palace vs Wolves: Premier League preview

That result left Palace 14th, still 10 points clear of the relegation zone but also 10 adrift of the top six as their season threatens to peter out into mid-table obscurity before a potential summer of big change.

Luckily for Palace, Wolves are also notably out of form, having failed to win any of their last eight league games and picking up just three points from a possible 21. However, they did at least claim a morale-boosting draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge of the Blues.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Crystal Palace vs Wolves is scheduled to take place at 3pm GMT on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

The game will be played behind closed doors at Selhurst Park due to Government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch Crystal Palace vs Wolves

TV channel: Saturday’s match is being broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage beginning at 2:30pm.

Live stream: Sky subscribers can also watch the match online via the SkyGo app.

Crystal Palace vs Wolves team news

New striker signing Jean-Philippe Mateta – on loan from Bundesliga side Mainz – is set to make his debut for Crystal Palace this weekend after visa issues prevented him from playing against West Ham.

However, Hodgson is still dealing with a lengthy injury list with the likes of James Tomkins, Nathan Ferguson, Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp, Wayne Hennessey and Connor Wickham all sidelined.

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Mainz loanee Jean-Philippe Mateta should make his Crystal Palace debut against Wolves

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As for Wolves, manager Nuno Espirito Santo is confident that striker Raul Jimenez will return this season after a fractured skull suffered against Arsenal in November.

Attacker Jonny Castro (knee) remains out, as does defender Fernando Marcal after a groin operation. Daniel Podence is also dealing with a calf injury.

Crystal Palace vs Wolves prediction: 1-1 draw

A match between two sides desperately short on form and currently separated in the table by goal difference only seems destined to play out as a scrappy, low-scoring draw.

Palace have won just three of their 10 home top-flight matches so far this term, while Wolves have claimed victory in the same number of away games.

Mateta is a potential wildcard for Palace and will hope to make a fine start to life in English football.

Crystal Palace vs Wolves head to head (h2h) results

  • Crystal Palace wins: 1
  • Wolves wins: 3
  • Draws: 1
  • Last meeting: Wolves 1-0 Crystal Palace (FA Cup third round – 08/01/2021)

Crystal Palace vs Wolves betting odds and tips

  • Crystal Palace win: 2/1
  • Wolves win: 7/4
  • Draw: 9/4
  • 1-1 draw: 6/1

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