Paul Merson makes score prediction for Southampton vs Wolves
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Paul Merson makes score prediction for Southampton vs Wolves

Wolves are looking to take three more points against Southampton in the Premier League this weekend.

Wanderers travel down to the south coast to face Nathan Jones’ side, who are really struggling at the moment.

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The Saints are at the foot of the table, and Jones is already under pressure.

He took over at Southampton in November, but has not been able to turn things around.

And Jones upset some supporters with comment he made about going away from what brought him success at Luton Town because of ‘personnel’ and ‘fans’.

Southampton’s chief executive Martin Semmens admitted on a fans forum this week that he did not appreciate the comments (via Sky Sports).

So things are not going particularly smoothly right now for Southampton. It’s a golden chance for Wolves to pick up three more points.

Confidence is rising by the week about Wolves under Lopetegui, who has brought about a new wave of optimism.

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It should be a great game against two sides at the wrong end of the table. And Merson reckons Wolves are going to win at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Predicting a 0-1 victory, and branding it the ‘biggest game in the Premier League this weekend’, he said (Sportskeeda): “Wolves are a good team and comfortably got the better of Liverpool the other day. I don’t see them getting relegated this season. They shouldn’t be anywhere near where they are in the Premier League table.

“They’ve got really good players in their squad and should be able to defeat Southampton this weekend.”

Julen Lopetegui stands a great chance of getting Wolves out of trouble

Merson says Wolves shouldn’t be anywhere near the relegation zone.

But really, things were really poor under Bruno Lage. The performance levels were way below what they should have been, and there was an alarming lack of intensity.

But things are radically different now.

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Lopetegui is a top coach and its clear how much the players respect him and want to win for him.

He has breathed new life into the football club, when things had been threatening to get toxic.

If everyone just continues to work as hard as they have been doing in recent weeks, Wolves will have no worries about relegation at the end of the season.