Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Preview
Having ended March with an enthralling 3-3 draw in a home London derby against Arsenal last time out, West Ham United would have probably not wanted the recent international break to disrupt their momentum.
They are back in action on Easter Monday when they travel to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Despite a tough looking start to their Premier League campaign, the Hammers achieved their first win of 2020/21 in the reverse fixture back in September with a surprise 4-0 victory and will be hoping to do the double over Nuno Espírito Santo’s men for the first time since the 1922/23 season.
West Ham will be the fresher of the two sides having played a day earlier than Espírito Santo’s side with the hosts suffering defeat to current Champions Liverpool exactly a fortnight ago. Given the fact that the Irons haven’t won on the road since their 3-1 success against Aston Villa on February 3, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will take all three points here.
After this encounter, Wolves face a quick turnaround as they are back in action on Friday night with a trip to newly-promoted Fulham awaiting them.
Arthur Masuaku is back in training after successfully undergoing surgery on a long-term knee injury but it is highly unlikely that he will be named in the matchday eighteen, meaning that Saïd Benrahma will retain his place, while it has been confirmed that Declan Rice has suffered a knee problem and will be out for up to a month. Mark Noble is likely to come in and captain the side.
The match kicks off at 8:15pm with live coverage being screened by Sky Sports from 8pm. The referee is Michael Oliver.