Wolves’ fixtures for the 2021/22 Premier League campaign have been confirmed.
It’s a tricky opening run of games for new boss Bruno Lage, with a trip to Leicester followed up by the visits of Tottenham and Manchester United
After that come two newly promoted sides, Watford at Vicarage Road before Brentford come to Molineux.
Lage would love to enjoy a really strong start to his reign. But how many points will we get from our opening five games?
Wolves’ first five Premier League fixtures predicted:
Wolves also traveled to the King Power Stadium on the opening weekend of the 2019/20 season.
Lage will likely want to avoid defeat in his maiden Premier League game but the FA Cup winners will offer a stern test.
Wolves got a home draw against Spurs last season and they look a side in need of a rebuild.
Harry Kane will be a big threat as always, but if Lage can find a way to keep him quiet, a repeat of last season’s result could be on the cards.
Manchester United (H)
These games are always tight and you’d expect there to be no more than one goal either way here too.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side need to make a good start if they want to close the gap to Manchester City and a tough opening period could take its toll on Wolves slightly here.
Playing the promoted sides early in the season is always trickier than later on.
The sun is still shining and their fans are still full of optimism. This won’t be an easy game.
But it is one that Wolves will expect to win. They should be targeting this one after the tough opening period.
Brentford will probably start the season as favourites to go down.
Lage has been brought in to offer a more attacking philosophy and it’s against teams like the Bees that you’d expect to see it.
Ivan Toney will be the main threat but this should be a home win.
Eight points from our opening five games wouldn’t be a bad return, especially given that the fixture computer hasn’t been particularly kind.
A win from any of the opening matches would be a bonus, and get the Lage era off to a flier.
But whatever happens against Leicester, Spurs and United, taking six from six against the new-boys is a must.
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