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Paul Merson makes prediction ahead of Crystal Palace vs Wolves

Wolves are in the capital tomorrow night to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The team are fresh off the back of a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest at Molineux on Saturday.

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Ruben Neves’ penalty, followed by a brilliant Jose Sa penalty save at the other end, allowed Wanderers to take all three points for only the second time this season.

It was by no means a great display.

But it was all about the result, and no they must follow it up against Palace.

It will be a tough game against the Eagles, who have given Wolves trouble in recent times.

Palace have won the last three meetings between the sides.

But Patrick Vieira’s side are not in good form right now, and have actually shipped at least one goal in all five of their home games so far this season.

Wolves’ goalscoring issues have been well documented though, so they will be looking for a first shutout in front of their own fans.

It could be another tight game with both sides having struggled this term. And Sky Sports pundit Merson does not see a goal-fest.

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He believes Palace will edge the contest 1-0.

He wrote for Sportskeeda: “I think Wolves will struggle in the Premier League, and they’re in for a long season. They rely on their defensive work, and I don’t see them outscoring teams even with Diego Costa in the side.

“Crystal Palace and Leicester City – what a bad game that was! Wolves weren’t great either, and I don’t see a lot of goals in this match. I wouldn’t even be surprised if it ended in a 0-0 draw. Neither team is free-flowing at the moment, and I think whoever scores the first goal wins this game.”

Wolves are in for a long season if they don’t get next appointment right

Wolves’ goalscoring issue remains and threatens to make this season a really difficult one for Wolves.

But the club are obviously now searching for a new head coach, who will hopefully come in and rectify the problem.

The club simply have to get the appointment right.

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It needs to be someone who is going to get the most out Wolves’ enviable pool of attacking players.

It is a travesty that Wolves have been so poor in the final third given the talent in that squad.