West Ham United will be hosting Wolves on Sunday. The fixture will take place at 7:30 pm IST on 27th February at the London Stadium. West Ham will play their 27th game of the league whereas Wolves will be playing their 26th game of the league. Both clubs are fighting for a finish in the top four as the race gets tighter.
West Ham United recently drew 1-1 against Newcastle United. Nevertheless, despite a few off results, they still remain a tough candidate for a top-four finish. David Moyes has got his thing going with the Hammers as they compete to play in the Champions League next season for the very first time.
West Ham United Premier League Form: L L W D D
Wolverhampton Wanderers are one of the toughest teams to score against this season in the Premier League. However, Arsenal recently scored two in the span of 15 minutes to defeat Wolves for the second time this season. They will surely be hungry to recover the lost points and still fight for a place in the top four.
Wolves Premier League Form: W L W W L
West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Hammers team news
West Ham has allowed their Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko for a compassionate leave. This means that he will not be facing Wolves with his teammates. Ben Johnson is likely to start as Vladimir Coufal is out after a groin injury.
Ryan Fredericks has also suffered a groin strain which means he also remains a doubt against Wolves. Manuel Lanzini has returned to training after recovering from an Achilles issue. Moreover, Arthur Masuaku and Angelo Ogbonna are also not fully recovered from their knee injuries.
West Ham United possible starting lineup
Lukasz Fabianski; Ben Johnson, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma; Michail Antonio
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham United: Wolves team news
Nelson Semedo will be missing a run of fixtures after getting injured in Wolves’ recent clash against Arsenal. Fernando Marcal remains likely to replace Semedo as the wing-back. Moreover, Pedro Neto is also eager to be on the starting lineup again.
After an embarrassing bottling of a one-goal lead at Arsenal, Bruno Lage might consider freshening up the midfielder. Leander Dedoncker could start ahead of Joao Moutinho while Jonny Castro is also in contention to come off from the bench.
Wolves possible starting lineup
Jose Sa; Maximilian Kilman, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss; Fernando Marcal, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Rayan Ait-Nouri; Hwang Hee-Chan, Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto
West Ham United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
The fixture looks tight as both sides are equally matched and it is difficult to pick out a winner. However, West Ham had more rest than Wolves and they might have an advantage. They can use this freshness to threaten Wolves but they will be equally motivated to recover the lost points. This could result in a statement but a tough fight between the clubs for a point each.
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