Home win for Wolverhampton against Stoke

The “Wolves” hosts the team of Stoke City on Molineux in a match from the sixteenth round of the English Premier League.

For “Wolves” this is an excellent opportunity to strike back after the loss they suffered from Manchester United in the last round. Moreover they need the whole three points in their fight to stay in the Premier League for the next season.

Right now the team is dangerously close to the relegation zone – just two points ahead of the team holding the eighteenth place – Wigan.

In turn, Stoke is going great in the last few rounds and surprised many teams ranked above the eighth place in the current ranking. They won against the teams like Tottenham and Everton. However, the good matches and wins came after a period of a crisis when they had seen painful losses in the middle of the season.

Overall, it could be said Stoke is a team which could surprise any of the leaders, but no one should be surprised if Stoke lose against teams from the bottom of the table.

To achieve the needed victory Wolves needs goals, but right now everyone on the team rely for that on Steven Fletcher, who is team’s top shooter. So far, he has six goals in only ten games.

Everyone knows that the big goal for the team this season is staying in the league and despite modest selection the “Wolves” have good chance to achieve it. It is crucial for them to win their matches at home and even more their matches at home versus teams like Stoke.

I believe that the hosts’ desire and their motivation will outweigh the higher class of visiting team. The question is whether the Wolves will be able to achieve the victory and take all three points or will manage to get only the draw.

Well, the odds for a home win are good enough, so my bet will be for a “Wolves'” win today.

Genoa to beat Inter at home

The teams of Inter and Genoa will play against each other in the postponed match from the Italian Serie A.

The match is crucial for both teams after the nightmare start of the season made by the visitors and the fact that a possible home win today will place Genoa on the fifth place or said it with other words in the places giving permission to play in the European tournaments.

While a possible loss for Genoa would be just a waste of points in their fight to participate in the European’s tournaments next year, a possible loss for Inter would mean a loss of any chance of a good ranking this season.

Claudio Ranieri’s team started the season with five losses and two draws in their first nine rounds. This opened a huge gap between Inter and the teams of Juventus, Milan and Udinese. We could say that in fact the title hopes were lost in the middle of the first half of the season.

Now the team from Milan will try to improve their game and return the smile on their supporters’ faces.

However, it won’t be easy. The hosts are a quite tough opponent and will do everything in their power to continue the terrible season of the “blue and black”.

The coach Alberto Malesia uses almost all of his players so far in the season. He rotates them every round which helps him using the qualities of the available players without pressures them too much.

Many of the starting eleven Inter’s players are older than thirty years, which hints that that the team needs rejuvenation and adding players who are “hungry” for success in the squad.

The newspapers in Italy already started with the questions is Claudio Ranieri the right man for Inter and whether he will be able to rebuild a competitive team to fight for the Scudetto and gain new Champions League title.

I believe this match will deepen the crisis in the giant from Milano. I think the three points will be won by the home team and such will be my bet for this match.