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Paul Merson makes prediction for Bournemouth vs Wolves

Wolves are taking on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium tonight and it’s a big game for the visitors.

Bruno Lage finds himself under a bit of pressure having taken just two points from the club’s first four Premier League games.

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Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle was a tough one to take given how long Wolves led in the game.

It felt like a defeat, and hopefully the players will be feeling extremely motivated to get three points this evening.

Bournemouth come into the game having lost their last three, conceding 16 goals in the process. They also sacked their manager Scott Parker yesterday.

It remains to be seen what kind of an impact this will have on the Cherries players.

But it is undoubtedly a game Wolves should be winning.

Wolves cannot call on newest signing Sasa Kalajdzic tonight. But there is still more than enough quality to get a positive result.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 28: Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Ruben Neves (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal with team-mates during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on August 28, 2022 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Horton – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Paul Merson has been predicting all the midweek Premier League games, and he reckons Wolves’ struggles will actually continue tonight.

Predicting a 1-0 win for Bournemouth, he wrote for Sportskeeda: “Wolves are too hit or miss to make a prediction – you don’t know what you’re going to get with them.

“I said this before the Manchester United vs Liverpool game that I couldn’t see Liverpool winning and I have a similar gut feeling for this one, which is why I’m going for a Bournemouth win. Sometimes, you just have to trust your gut.”

Merson’s comments were made before Parker left.

Wolves must beware Bournemouth response after Parker sacking

Wolves should be winning this game, but it will be paramount not to underestimate Bournemouth.

Parker has gone, and the players might actually respond well to that. Gary O’Neil will take interim charge of the team and be assisted by Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick.

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But Wolves’ squad is packed with quality now.

If Wolves are unable to take three points tonight against a team that has shipped 16 goals in the last three games, then there will be cause for concern.