We’re back in action to bring you the very first FA Cup prediction weekend here at BettingTips.net. For this Friday’s chosen fixture, our team of dedicated experts have analysed the stats, the facts and recent performances in order to bring you the very best FA Cup tips, betting info & more.
For our FA Cup predictions today, we’re focussing on the 3rd round tie in the Midlands, where Wolverhampton Wonderers host Crystal Palace in pursuit of silverware. The two sides sit side by side the league so this promises to be a closely contested tie. Our FA Cup tips & predictions follow bellow.
Wolves managed just a single win from the 7 games they played during December and New Year – a 2-1 win over Chelsea, that started off a domino effect of losses for the Blues. A point against Spurs after Christmas, but surrendering a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 with Brighton at the weekend will worry manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who normally has this side so rigidly hard to break down. It’s clear that Wolves were overly reliant on striker Raul Jiminez – their poor run of form started after he sustained fractured skull in their 2-1 win over Arsenal at the end of November.
Crystal Palace’s festive period, was only marginally better than their hosts, with a 5 game winless run in December being bookended by wins against bottom two sides West Brom and Sheffield United. 3 of their 5 winless games were 1-1 draws, something we’ve become used to with the Eagles under Roy Hodgeson. Less characteristic were the 5-1 win against West Brom and the 7-0 home thrashing received at the hands of Liverpool. Traditional, Palace have kept modest scorelines at either end under their current manager, but such is the nature of this season. Can they defy FA CUp predictions and progress?
Wolves have gotten the better of Palace on the last two occasions, winning league games at Molineux either side of the summer break 2-0 both times. Given that this is a home tie for Wolves, could they make it a hattrick of 2-0 wins? Let’s see what our FA Cup predictions say.
Palace have only beaten Wolves once in their 5 meeting with Wolves since the Black and Gold got promoted – a 2-0 away win back in January 2019. These side met at this stage in the cup 10 years ago, with Crystal Palace progressing over a two legged tie.
Below, we’ve provided you with result from the last 5 games between Wolves and Crystal Palace as well as 3 statistical highlights. We’ve used all of this information and other stats in order to bring our FA Cup Prediction weekend here at BettingTips.net.
Having analysed the above information our FA Cup predictions today suggest a narrow hoe win for Wolves.
There’s a not a lot separating these two sides at the minute; they’re side by side in the league table on 22 points, both had a poor festive season and their usually air-tight defences have come unstuck in recent fixtures. Add that into the madness the FA Cup can serve up and you have a really unpredictable fixture. We therefore have to turn to the consistency this fixture has shown in recent times. The last two matches have both been played in an empty Molineux stadium and both have ended in 2-0 wins for Wolves. Given that this match will be played inside an empty Molineux yet again, is another 2-0 Wolves win is on the card? Unlikely, but given that there’s been a winner to nil in 4 of the last 5 meetings out tip is to back a Wolves clean sheet at odds of 2.5.