Wolves v Burnley Betting Offers & Betting Tips – 16th September 2018
Wolves secured their first victory since winning promotion back to the Premier League at West Ham last time out. The Wanderers were full value for the win even if they had to wait until the closing stages to score and they’ll be looking to build some momentum when Burnley visit Molineux on Sunday.
Burnley have just the one point to show for their efforts so far. The Clarets found it very tough to maintain their levels from last season with the added burden of trying to qualify for the Europa League but can they now get back to their best without the distraction of European football?
Here’s our take on the first Super Sunday match in our Wolves v Burnley betting tips.
Clarets can Frustrate the Hosts
Everybody at Burnley found the Europa League qualifying tie against Olympiakos incredibly frustrating. Violence flared up between the two sets of fans while on the pitch the Greek side used every trick in the box to get through to the Europa League group stage.
Sean Dyche was seething after that unsuccessful tie but he cannot allow himself or his players to become obsessed with what happened. Now is the time for the entire club to pull together and put an end to a potentially damaging run of results.
While Burnley need to regroup, Wolves are trying to ride the momentum brought about by Adama Traore’s late winner at the London Stadium.
Nuno Espirito Santo showed that he is a shrewd manager during that game. He brought the pacey and powerful winger on to go up against Aaron Cresswell who had just been shown a yellow card and made other subtle tactical changes to give his team the best chance of winning.
Expect more clever manoeuvres during the Burnley game. It may not pay, however, to expect the same result.
Burnley’s strength last season was that they were almost never out of games. They fought hard, limited chances of their opposition and scored important goals.
With the benefit if a week off and the clarity that comes with being able to focus solely on domestic football, Burnley should get back to something approaching their best in the coming weeks and we think they can use their nous to secure the draw on Sunday at 23/10 with Boylesports.
Low Scoring Affair in Prospect
The patience shown by Wolves against West Ham belied the lack of Premier League experience in their ranks. They made sure to make no mistakes first and foremost and not to hand the game to their opponents on a plate (which is ironic considering how their winning goal came about).
Burnley will take a very similar approach to their visit to Molineux.
Sean Dyche has been criticised by some for a supposed lack of adventure in his style of football. He usually ignores those dissenting voices and will certainly do that for the foreseeable given that Burnley have conceded nine goals in three league matches.
This is going to be a tight match where a bet on under 2.5 goals should come in at 7/10 with Black Type. It could even be worth taking more of a risk and back the 0-0 correct score at 15/2 with Unibet.
Another way of profiting from a match in which both teams are primarily concerned with stopping their opponent from playing is by betting on there being under 8.5 corners at a best price of 28/11 with 888Sport.