Paul Merson has predicted the outcome of Wolves’ trip to Leicester today on Sportskeeda.
Wolves will travel to the King Power Stadium for Bruno Lage’s first competitive game in charge.
But former Arsenal star Merson, who also works as a pundit for Sky Sports, sees a long afternoon ahead.
He thinks that Lage’s maiden Premier League match will end in a 3-0 defeat.
“Wolves are in a bit of disarray at the moment and finished the 2020-21 season in poor form. Having Raul Jimenez back will be a big boost for them, but I look at Leicester and think they should win this game,” he wrote.
“After winning the Community Shield against Manchester City, they are in good spirits and will look to get off to a flying start in the Premier League.
I think Wolves will really struggle this season and I said earlier in one of my columns that Jimenez could be the perfect man to replace Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur if he leaves for Manchester City.
“If that happens, they could be in real trouble in the Premier League. Like I said earlier, I expect Leicester City to win and I think they will do it quite comfortably. Prediction: Leicester City 3-0 Wolves.”
There has been a bit of negativity around Wolves from pundits in recent days.
And there’s no doubt some fans are worrying about the lack of signings and the attempt to introduce a new style of play.
But Wolves had bad injuries last season and suffered badly with the lack of fans, but were never in real relegation danger at the business end of the season.
It would take a real drop for them to be in the relegation dogfight – and Jimenez is back this season. It isn’t all doom and gloom.
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